Ely - a Cathedral City


    • Whilst Ely is dominated by its magnificent Cathedral – which is a must for any visitor – it also has many other attractions: the beautiful riverside where boats can be hired to navigate the fenland waterways, or just to enjoy a riverside walk. Stop for a drink at a riverside inn or sit in Jubilee Gardens which offer views of the river and the Cathedral. On Waterside you will also find the National award-winning Peacock’s Tea Room.
  • Ely Cathedral, with the magnificent famous Octagon Tower, is also home to the Ely Stained Glass Museum. Oliver Cromwell’s House, a themed Tourist Information Centre, is nearby as is Ely Museum.

  • For everyday shopping needs there is a Waitrose supermarket in the city centre, a Sainburys supermarket, an Aldi supermarket and a large Tesco (24hrs) supermarket on the outskirts. Ely hosts a traditional weekly Thursday market on the Market Square and a craft market every Saturday as well as a Farmers’ Market on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month. NEW: Weekly Sunday Market for flowers, food and crafts [also on bank holiday Mondays] throughout the year.

  • Ely has many good restaurants including traditional English, Chinese, Italian, Indian and Thai and a number of Fish and Chip shops. Many of the local pubs also serve food as well as Real Ale. For fresh local traditional food of the area the Old Fire Engine House is to be recommended (try the local eel).


Ely General Market (Every Thurday)

February 11, 2019 / events

Ely's Thursday Market regularly comprising 60 + stalls, ranging from traditional produce, fruit and vegetables, homewares, ladies and gents fashions to speciality stalls including feta cheese and olives and freshly ground coffee.

  • Location: Market Place, Ely
  • Time: 8.00am – 4.00pm.
        • Further details: 01353 616380

Peacocks Tea Room

Seasonal, 2019 / events

Peacocks is exactly what a tearoom should be... This is a quintessentially English tearoom on the waterfront at Ely housed in a beautiful old building with a little garden to the front, bedecked in wisteria...


The Old Fire Engine

All Year , 2019 / Restaurants

For that extra special meal out you should head to The Old Fire Engine which not only boasts an extremely exquisite menu, but also has an art gallery housed indoors.


Ely Cathedral

Seasonal, 2018 / Attraction