If you’re looking to go a bit further afield than Cambridge itself then Ely is the perfect place to go, with lots to do to keep you entertained throughout the day. The first place that you should visit when in you get to Ely is the Cathedral, you will probably notice the Cathedral before you even arrive at Ely as it dominates the skyline for miles around. The Norman Cathedral was founded in 673 making it very old. There is often something going on at the Cathedral and if you visit the website you will be able to find the dates of the events that are going on.
The next place that is definitely worth a visit in Ely is Oliver Cromwell’s house, unfortunately, he won’t be there but it is still a pretty amazing place to go and look around. Oliver Cromwell is certainly Ely’s most famous historical resident and therefore his house is a must visit for us. The house is also used as a Tourist Information Centre, therefore, it could be a good place to start your trip.
There is a great waterside area in Ely and here you will find some great antique shops, as well as cafes, gardens and art galleries. A farmers market is put on every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month, with over 25 different stalls packed with cakes, curries, fresh bread, seasonal veg, fresh meat, chilli plants and much more.