Ely in the top ten for UK culture and outdoor city breaks


Ely is one of the top ten places for a British city break, says the Guardian. The guide praises Ely’s rich culture and fun outdoor activities, making it the perfect base for a UK summer holiday in 2021.

Councillor David Ambrose Smith, Chairman of Operational Services Committee at East Cambridgeshire District Council, says, “It’s wonderful that Ely has been recognised alongside such a diverse list of cities. Ely packs a huge amount of variety into a small area. We’re really proud that the Guardian thinks we’re one of the best places to spend your leisure time in 2021.”

The Guardian article recognised that it’s not just Ely’s fantastic history and heritage that makes it special. Once visitors have seen the world-famous cathedral, they can enjoy the charms of Ely’s bustling markets and vibrant riverside attractions.

Emma Grima, Commercial Director of East Cambs Trading Company, responsible for Ely Markets, says, “We’re delighted that Ely Markets has been recognised as a key part of our city’s cultural scene. Every week, we provide food, entertainment and leisure to our residents and visitors.”

The wider district also receives praise, including Wicken Fen, Dojima Sake Brewery at Fordham Abbey and the Devil’s Dyke.

Councillor David Ambrose Smith says, “We have a lot to offer, not only as a city, but as a district. Those looking for inspiration this half term should visit the Explore East Cambs website to see the fantastic options available to them.”

For a tourist’s guide to East Cambridgeshire, visit the Explore East Cambs website.