Destination guide

Take in the natural beauty of Ely

Come and experience Ely and its cathedral, museums and monuments. Travelers 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-sees in the area. If you're looking for accommodations 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 vacation 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 center:

  • 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 traveler 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 center:

  • 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

Transportation to and around Ely

Fly into Cambridge (CBG), the closest airport, located 13.1 mi (21.1 km) from the city center. 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 traveling by train, Ely Station, Ely Littleport Station and Shippea Hill Station are the main stations in the area.

Where to stay around Ely?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 337 vacation rentals near Ely. From 165 Houses to 43 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Ely for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Ely?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Ely. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Ely Cathedral: 362 vacation rentals
  • Ely Littleport Station: 283 vacation rentals
  • Oliver Cromwell's House: 369 vacation rentals
  • Shippea Hill Station: 245 vacation rentals
  • Babylon Gallery: 366 vacation rentals

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

Can I rent Houses in Ely?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 165 Houses in Ely. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Ely include:

  • Cottages: 43 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 106 rentals available
  • Cabins: 43 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Ely?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 6 vacation rentals with pool available in Ely. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.