With its historic segregation, Ely has continued to stay small. You can explore the medieval gateways and the fascinating ancient buildings. One of the biggest attractions here includes the cathedral. It is a commanding structure with tower views stretching for many miles. It dominates the city skyline and is amongst the most spectacular and biggest cathedrals in England. It houses the lone national Stained Glass Museum. Book Ely hotels in the waterside area, which also offers boat rides. Stay in Ely hotels and drive down to the attractions like Welney Wetland Centre and Wicken Fen.
Ely is perfectly located 20 minutes from Cambridge and a 15 minute drive from Newmarket. It is constructed on a hill of chalk and is believed to have got its name from the eels of River Ouse close by. Ely hotels offer all modern facilities and often host tourists. The cathedral is known as the 'Ship of the Fens' locally and is famed for the exceptional Octagon tower that is visible from several miles. Tourism is an important activity in this small, calm city just beyond Cambridge. It holds a farmer's market twice a month. Ely hotels are an ideal base to discover the region.