Cambridgeshire

Ely

Ely
The Essential
Standing on the banks of the River Ouse, dominated by its sumptuous cathedral built on a hill, Ely 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 boasts a few houses dating from the medieval period. It was here that Hereward the Wake faced the Normans for one last time in 1066. In the 17C, Ely was the home of 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
Oliver Cromwell's House
Ely
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