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Destination guide

Take in the natural beauty of Ely

Come and experience Ely and its cathedral, museums and monuments. Travellers to this welcoming city praise the bars, local tours and bird watching. Ely Cathedral and Church of St Mary the Great are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. If you're looking for accommodation options with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Ely

Are you hoping to discover attractions to see while you're in the area? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that Ely has to offer. These are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Royal Worlington & Newmarket Golf Club (10.5 mi / 17 km)
  • National Stud (12.3 mi / 19.7 km)
  • Ryston Park Golf Club (14.3 mi / 23 km)
  • Cambridge University Lawn Tennis Club (14.5 mi / 23.4 km)
  • Brandon Country Park (15.5 mi / 25 km)
  • Go Ape Thetford (17.1 mi / 27.5 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Ely

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Ely is a great place to get outside. These are some of the area's noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Jesus Green (13.8 mi / 22.3 km)
  • Parker's Piece (14.4 mi / 23.1 km)
  • Fellows Garden (14.4 mi / 23.2 km)
  • The Backs (14.6 mi / 23.5 km)
  • University Botanic Gardens (14.9 mi / 24 km)
  • Brandon Country Park (15.5 mi / 25 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Ely

Fly into Cambridge (CBG), the closest airport, located 13.1 mi (21.1 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into London (STN-Stansted), which is 34.8 mi (56 km) away.

If you're travelling by train, Ely Station, Ely Littleport Station and Shippea Hill Station are the main stations in the area.

How many holiday rentals are available around Ely?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 365 holiday lettings around Ely. From 104 cottages to 125 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Ely?

HomeAway.co.uk offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Ely. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Ely Littleport Station: 319 holiday lettings
  • Ely Cathedral: 391 holiday lettings
  • Oliver Cromwell's House: 410 holiday lettings
  • Ely Station: 415 holiday lettings
  • Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve: 415 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Ely listed on HomeAway.co.uk where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cottages in Ely?

Yes, of course. HomeAway.co.uk offers 104 Cottages in Ely. Our other popular types of Ely holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 125 self catering accommodations
  • Flats: 111 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 104 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Chalets and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Ely?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 10 holiday homes with pool available in Ely. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.