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Welcome to Ely and beyond...

Rising above the Cambridgeshire Fens, Ely is the destination City with something for everyone.

From the monastic buildings of the city past, the vibrant food scene and the scenic majesty of the Riverside, Ely packs a great deal into a pocket city. With Ely Cathedral, independent shops around the city centre, places to relax and replenish both body and mind, there has never been a better time to enjoy this quintessentially English jewel in the heart of East Cambridgeshire. 

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What's On

Wild Swan Feeds
12:00
1 November 2023
29 February 2024
Wild Swan Feed
15:30
1 November 2023
29 February 2024
Hare Walk
14:00
2 November 2023
24 February 2024
Floodlit Wild Swan Feed
18:30
4 November 2023
25 February 2024
Visit Ely Guided Walks Programme
Visit Ely has always been incredibly proud of the city that we serve. From the majestic Cathedral to the riverside, there are fascinating facts and spellbinding sights wherever you look. It might well seem like there is simply to much to see and discover, and that is where our expert guides co...
27 January 2024
31 July 2024
Ely Runners - Beginner Course
19:00
12 February 2024
22 April 2024
A Celebration of Bridal Gowns Exhibition
14 February 2024
17 March 2024
What The World Needs Now - a celebration of the music of Burt Bacharach
19:30
17 February 2024
Tour of Sessions House Ely
11:00
24 February 2024
Ely Consort Dvořák ~ Mass in D
19:30
9 March 2024

Latest news

2023 – Looking Backwards and Looking Forward
History Comes Alive at Sessions House Ely
As with every year, Ely is honoured to host two servicesThough the Haunted season has since passed and thoughts turn to Christmas, that didn’t stop the specters of history from appearing before a sold out audience at Ely’s Sessions House on 10th November, when three trials were recreated in the v...
Ely Remembers - Services of Remembrance 2023
As with every year, Ely is honoured to host two services of Remembrance. These events have been organised by Visit Ely, the Royal British Legion Ely Branch and The City of Ely Council.
What a Weekend - Ely's Eel Day and Food, Drink and Craft Fair 2023
Overall feedback was ‘The Best Eel Festival Yet’.  You can’t get better than that.
Busy start to the year
It’s the beginning of February 2023 and it’s been busy at Visit Ely. In fact, it’s going to be a very busy year for Visit Ely and Ely as a whole. We’ve got so much planned for 2023 and we can’t wait to get things going.
A City for All Seasons – A Year in Review
It seems hardly believable that we are on the cusp of 2023. With the festive lunches behind us, and the thoughts of New Years celebrations on the horizon, it is not a shock to think most of us are looking towards ‘next year’ but for the next few minutes, we’d like to look back. Back over a truly ...

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