Cambridgeshire

Ely

Ely
The Essential
Standing on the banks of the River Ouse, dominated by its sumptuous cathedral built on a hill, Ely was once called Elig or Eel Island on account of the abundance of eels in local waters. It has been a place of worship since the time of St Etheldreda, a Saxon queen who founded a religious community and built an abbey here in the 7C. The town still has monastic buildings and a handful of medieval houses. In the 17C, Ely was the home of a famous citizen: Oliver Cromwell.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Ely

Cathedral Cathedral
Cathedral
Ely
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Oliver Cromwell's House
Oliver Cromwell's House
Ely
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