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Leisure Activities


When the mood strikes for a slower pace or perhaps some pampering, Ely can provide that rest and relaxation. Take time out of the normal daily grind and escape to an area full of leisure opportunities. From walking, cycling to boating there is something for everybody.

A great way to ensure you see all the key parts of Ely is to follow the city's Eel Trail. A walk that takes in the history and architecture of this beautiful city and will take you past five pieces of stunning art portraying the life cycle of an eel. Call into the Tourist Information and pick up your copy of the trail or follow the brass waymarkers and make your own way round on this circular walk. For the slightly more energetic we have a network of walks and cycle trails on offer.

Who doesn't find peace and contentment in looking at beautiful open spaces and we have plenty of parks to do this in with the added advantage of some stunning views and of course the picturesque Riverside. For the gardening expert, we are lucky to boast a selection of garden centres in the area and they certainly do not disappoint. All provide that knowledgeable help and advice that is so needed to ensure that you have made the wisest purchases. In addition, the opportunity to contemplate over a beverage and a tasty home-made cake is very tempting.

Food is an important part of our leisure experience and locally grown and produced food, especially from small artisan suppliers, is very much in vogue. The range and combination of flavours and themes never ceases to amaze. Local farm shops and delicatessens provide the perfect outlet for you to try something different and keep abreast of foodie trends.

The area is a cultural hub with a diverse programme of events, so take time out to visit an exhibition in one of our art galleries or enjoy an evening concert in one of our superb venues. Check out our What's On section for the full line up.

For the ultimate relaxation, we are blessed with a wide range of superb beauty spas ensuring that every aspect of your beauty regime is catered for. From luscious lashes, to relaxing massages, to perfectly painted nails and specialist treatments your every need is catered for.