Ely market is something to behold, selling everything from continental food to bric-a-brac, to dinosaur fossils found in Fens. It has been at the heart of Ely’s community for some 800 years, and has three markets a week, as well as a Farmer’s Market twice a month.
Ely Cathedral is one of England’s most beautiful and largest cathedrals. It dominates the skyline for miles and is home to the only national museum dedicated to stained glass. It also has an annual flower festival.
Ely Marina is regarded as a local beauty spot. There are multiple cafes, restaurants, art galleries and antique shops as well as plenty of space on the river to relax and watch the boats go by.
Oliver Cromwell lived in Ely and his former house is open to the public. Recreating what 17th century life would have looked like, Oliver Cromwell's house is a great place to visit.
When it comes to sports, the Ely Outdoor Sports Association offers rugby, hockey and tennis. There is also Fresh, a new hub for fitness and dance classes, offering barre, pilates, yoga and HIIT, all set in purpose-built dance studios along with a coffee shop. There are also two golf courses, a cricket club and various football teams for all ages.