Visiting Ely

Our Home City of Ely

The Visit Ely website has been put together by the Ely Tourist Information Centre. It's a fabulous resource and tells you everything there is to know about what to do while visiting Ely. There is also a Visitor Guide available to download.

Picture of Oliver Cromwell's HouseOliver Cromwell's House

Oliver Cromwell, one of the most divisive individuals in British History, spent a decade of his life living in Ely. Visit the former Lord Protector's family home which has been lovingly restored.  Experience what domestic life would have been like in the 17th Century in a variety of re-created period rooms as well as an exhibition detailing the Civil War.  Visit Mrs Cromwell's kitchen, try dressing up or playing with the toys of the time or venture into the Haunted Bedroom if you dare!

Picture of Ely CathedralEly Cathedral

Thousands of visitors come to Ely Cathedral each year from all over the world. Few are ever disappointed, for there is something here for everyone. It gives a vision of continuity and worship down the centuries. Lovers of architecture will rejoice in the many different styles, blending to make the whole. History abounds around every corner, and the beauty created by artists in wood, stone and glass is everywhere.

Picture of Drayman's Son MicropubDrayman's Son Micropub

Nominated as Cider pub of the year, City pub of the year and Overall pub of the year for three years running, The Drayman's Son is a micropub situated in Ely city centre offering a range of real ales and real cider. Now owned by Three Blind Mice brewery, the beer list consists of many local brewers with a wide variety on at any one time. Traditional cheese and meat platters allow for nibbles whilst enjoying an excellent selection of beers. Well worth the visit.


Picture of Liberty Belle River CruisesLiberty Belle River Cruises

From the first weekend in March until the end of October, cruise the river Great Ouse on the Liberty Belle.  30 minute cruises depart regularly from the riverside near the Maltings starting from 11 am daily.  Specialist evening cruises are also available..