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Another view of the Castle

Holy Island

in the county of Northumberland

St Katherines Chapel, Lydiate.

Lydiate

in the county of Merseyside


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Recommended Towns & Villages near Ely

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Mildenhall (5 Pictures)

in the county of Suffolk (11.4 miles, 18.3 km, direction E)

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The Clock Tower, Newmarket, Suffolk

Newmarket (93 Pictures)

a Historic Market Town in the county of Suffolk (12.3 miles, 19.8 km, direction SE)

You can hardly drive through this handsome town without seeing some reminder that the history of the town..

Fen Ditton, Cambridgeshire

Fen Ditton (33 Pictures)

a Picturesque Village in the county of Cambridgeshire (12.7 miles, 20.4 km, direction S)

This pleasant village can be found in the spacious countryside within easy driving distance from Cambridge...

March, Cambridgeshire. Town Hall.

March (7 Pictures)

a Historic Market Town in the county of Cambridgeshire (12.9 miles, 20.7 km, direction NW)

A curiosity of the town is the tradition of the March, March march. This is when a group of Cambridge students gather in the town to walk back to Cambridge stopping at all convenient inns to quench their thirst!..

Cambridge

Cambridge (438 Pictures)

a Historic City in the county of Cambridgeshire (14.2 miles, 22.8 km, direction S)

Cambridge has an abundance of magnificent buildings, and these together with riverside walks, wonderful museums and quaint old streets, quickly draw the visitor under the spell of this historic and charming City..

St Ives

St Ives (59 Pictures)

a Historic Market Town in the county of Cambridgeshire (14.4 miles, 23.2 km, direction W)

This attractive market town has one of the most highly picturesque river bridges in the country. The bridge dates to the 15th century and is famous for the chapel in its centre bay, it is one of only four medieval bridge chapel's surviving in England...

Denver Mill near Downham Market

Downham Market (13 Pictures)

a Historic Market Town in the county of Norfolk (15.6 miles, 25.1 km, direction N)

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Kayaker on River Granta

Grantchester (9 Pictures)

a Picturesque Village in the county of Cambridgeshire (16.2 miles, 26.1 km, direction SW)

The village of Grantchester, is a picturesque village along the river Cam, often enjoyed by tourists and students who travel to the village by punt from nearby Cambridge, to.....

St Mary's Church, Great Bradley, Suffolk

Great Bradley (1 Pictures)

in the county of Suffolk (18.8 miles, 30.2 km, direction SE)

This is a spacious, well spread out village occupying a rural landscape between the Suffolk town's of Newmarket and Haverhill...

St Peter & St Paul Church garden

Wisbech (23 Pictures)

a Historic Market Town in the county of Cambridgeshire (19.2 miles, 30.8 km, direction N)

Wisbech stands on the River Nene, almost 12 miles from the sea, at one time it was closer but changing river patterns over the passing years have altered its position in relation.....

Whittlesey Straw Bear Festival

Whittlesey (17 Pictures)

a Historic Market Town in the county of Cambridgeshire (19.7 miles, 31.7 km, direction NW)

Whittlesey is an old area of Cambridge, it is mentioned in the Doomsday Book of 1086...

This is the Saxon Church in the village of Cockley Cley, Norfolk

Cockley Cley (10 Pictures)

in the county of Norfolk (21.9 miles, 35.2 km, direction NE)

Cockley Cley is famous for its beautiful reconstruction of a village once lived in by the Iceni tribe at the time of Queen Boudicca...

Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

Bury St Edmunds (93 Pictures)

a Historic Market Town in the county of Suffolk (22.3 miles, 35.9 km, direction SE)

Bury St.Edmunds is laid out in accordance with the old medieval formula of a square for god and a square for man...

Brook Cottage, Kedington, Suffolk

Kedington (8 Pictures)

in the county of Suffolk (23.4 miles, 37.6 km, direction SE)

The Stour Valley footpath leads into Kedington which has several eye catching focal points, including a pretty arched bridge spanning the river and a lovely 18th-century watermill...

Peterborough

Peterborough (143 Pictures)

a Historic City in the county of Cambridgeshire (24.1 miles, 38.8 km, direction NW)

The magic of Peterborough lies in the richness of its beautiful Cathedral. It is a glorious historical treasure house, it is unique and quite beyond compare...

Church at Long Melford, Suffolk

Long Melford (59 Pictures)

in the county of Suffolk (29.7 miles, 47.8 km, direction SE)

The picturesque village of Long Melford lies in the heart of the beautiful valley of the Stour River...

Recommended attractions near Ely

Oliver Cromwell's house at Ely, Cambridgeshire

Oliver Cromwell's House (4 Pictures)

(0.2 miles, 0.3 km)

Oliver Cromwell (1599-1658) was Lord Protector of England from 1653 until 1658. For the years spanning 1636 to 1647 Cromwell and.....

Ely Cathedral, Ely, Cambridgeshire

Ely Cathedral (142 Pictures)

(0.6 miles, 0.9 km)

Sitting majestically above the River Ouse, Ely cathedral presents an awesome sight with its towers sweeping 217 feet towards an.....

A man and his dogs

Anglesey Abbey (49 Pictures)

(10.9 miles, 17.6 km, direction S)

This attractive house was formerly a priory of Augustinian canons, founded around 1135. It's name does not relate to the island.....

Newmarket Racecourse 2003

Newmarket Racecourse (4 Pictures)

(12.2 miles, 19.6 km, direction S)

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University Botanic Gardens, Cambridge

University Botanic Gardens (11 Pictures)

(15.0 miles, 24.1 km, direction S)

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Old Postcard of The American Cemetary, Nr Cambridge

Cambridge American Military Cemetery & Memorial (30 Pictures)

(15.3 miles, 24.6 km, direction SW)

Watched over by a fluttering Stars and Stripes the American Military Cemetery at Madingley in Cambridge is the only one of its.....

Brandon Country Park, Brandon, Suffolk.

Brandon Country Park (2 Pictures)

(15.4 miles, 24.8 km, direction E)

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Houghton Mill, Cambridgeshire

Houghton Mill (18 Pictures)

(16.5 miles, 26.5 km, direction W)

Houghton is a beautifully restored water mill from the 17th century. It can be found in the delightful village of Houghton,.....

Stream and Oxburgh Hall, Norfolk. Photographed 25/03/07

Oxburgh Hall & Garden (54 Pictures)

(18.6 miles, 30.0 km, direction NE)

This fascinating house with its striking twin towers to either side of the entrance hall, gables, roof-line turrets and tall.....

Peckover House - A town house built in 1722

Peckover House & Garden (7 Pictures)

(19.1 miles, 30.7 km, direction N)

Elegant Georgian town house with wonderful walled garden...

Imperial War Museum Duxford

Imperial War Museum Duxford (125 Pictures)

(21.6 miles, 34.7 km, direction S)

Duxford retains its wartime atmosphere and, as many of its aeroplanes still fly, you might even see one take to the air during a.....

Wimpole Hall in Wimpole, Cambridgeshire

Wimpole Hall (44 Pictures)

(21.8 miles, 35.1 km, direction SW)

Cambridgeshire's largest and grandest Georgian mansion, set in a fine wooded park, complete with folly, Chinese bridge and lake..

This is the Saxon Church in the village of Cockley Cley, Norfolk

Iceni Village & Museum (14 Pictures)

(22.1 miles, 35.5 km, direction NE)

This lovely museum hidden in lush Breckland countryside is set to delight and intrigue visitors of all ages. The atmospheric.....

Bury St Edmunds - The beautiful Abbey Gardens and St Edmundsbury Cathedral

St Edmundsbury Cathedral (18 Pictures)

(22.2 miles, 35.7 km, direction SE)

Started in 1503, and now complete after over 500 years (2005) with the addition of a central tower...

Flag Fen Bronze and Iron Age Centre at Whittlesey in Cambridgeshire

Flag Fen Bronze Age Centre (8 Pictures)

(22.5 miles, 36.2 km, direction NW)

This is a wonderful heritage museum which began when the site was uncovered during excavations of 1982. It focus's on the.....

Peterborough Cathedral, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

Peterborough Cathedral (68 Pictures)

(24.2 miles, 39.0 km, direction NW)

The magnificent cathedral church in Peterborough was given cathedral status by Henry VIII in 1541. Formerly it had been one of.....

Crowland Abbey, Lincolnshire

Crowland Abbey (16 Pictures)

(26.1 miles, 42.0 km, direction NW)

Crowland Abbey was founded in 716 by King Ethelbald, in memory of St.Guthlac who had built a cell on the Fen island. It has a.....

Melford Hall, Long Melford, Suffolk

Melford Hall (19 Pictures)

(29.5 miles, 47.5 km, direction SE)

The octagonal towers with their stately onion domes rise above this russet brick building towards the broad Suffolk skies. .....


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