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Ely is a riverside city in Cambridgeshire, the second smallest in the country, known for its rich history and unspoilt ancient architecture.


Its iconic landmark is the magnificent Norman Cathedral, dating back to the 11th century and featuring the second longest nave in the Britain, perfect for masquerading as Westminster Abbey in The Crown and The King’s Speech.

Ely was also home to Oliver Cromwell, the 17th century leader of the Roundheads in the Civil War against King Charles I and the Cavaliers. His former residence is now a museum in the city centre as well as being the Tourist Information Centre.

The city is compact enough to make it walkable but has enough attractions to make it a great day trip.

Don’t miss a walk in the Cathedral precinct and then by the River Great Ouse.