The Stained Glass Museum
The only museum in the UK that is dedicated to stained glass, this place of interest has more than 125 stained glass panels on display. These panels tell 800 years of history of the art of glass staining and had been known in the UK for 1300 years. Exhibitions are on-going throughout the year. Click the next ARROW to see the next image!
Used to be called Prickwillow Drainage Engine Museum, this site is located in the old pumping station in Prickwillow. It has a collection of working diesel engines as well as artefacts and photographs. The pumping diesel engines have been restored to work. Click the next ARROW to see the next image!
Oliver Cromwell’s House
This beautiful family home belonged to Oliver Cromwell and his family. This 17th century house was restored to its original look where visitors can explore the kitchen which dates back to 1215, eight period rooms, a study and a bedroom believed to be haunted. Click the next ARROW to see the next image!
Located inside a 13th century building, this site has a Registry Office, a Tavern and a private house. This is a museum of local history and also has a collection of fossils from prehistoric tools to Anglo Saxon jewellery. Although it was renovated in 1997, some of the original structure has been retained, including hidden doorways and a prisoner’s graffiti. Click the next ARROW to see the next image!
Ely Country Park
This park is a home to rich wildlife, including birds. It has a picnic and play area where outdoor activities can be enjoyed, such as a zip line. There are also two walk trails perfect for bird watching. These are the Kingfisher or long trail and the Bulrush or the short trail. Click the next ARROW to see the next image!
One of the Jubilee Gardens in the UK, these gardens in Ely were opened by HRH Duke of Edinburgh in 2002 in time for the Golden Jubilee year of Queen Elizabeth II. It is situated between the Great Ouse River and Broad Street and serves as a link to other places of attraction, such as, the Ely Cathedral and The Park. Click the next ARROW to see the next image!
Dojima Sake Brewery
This Japanese Sake brewery is located in Fordham Abbey, the 18th century estate sprawled on a 60-acre pastureland. The features include a Grade II Georgian house, pleasure grounds, walled garden and fruit houses. Click the next ARROW to see the next image!
Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve
Home to more than 9,000 species that include rare species of birds, dragonflies and plants, this nature reserve is the oldest in Britain and is now under the care of the National Trust. Visitors can explore the cycleways, nature trails and geocaching trails on their bicycles, on foot and sometimes, by boat. Click the next ARROW to see the next image!
Liberty Belle River Cruises
Local and foreign tourists can enjoy 30-minute cruises on the Great Ouse River on the Liberty Belle. The cruise takes tourists on an enjoyable experience seeing lovely Fen views and amazing wildlife while on board the boat. Click the next ARROW to see the next image!
This sacred destination is a medieval, Norman cathedral, with the construction of the Romansque-style, present building completed by 1189. Expansions were made in the 13th and 14th century. The cathedral is also referred to as the “Ship of the Fens” since it gives the illusion that it is floating. A major attraction in Ely, the cathedral has a central octagonal tower considered to be its most popular feature.