April 16th, 2013 | Tags: Ely,

Uncover Ely, the hidden retreat of East Anglia

Ely is a quaint city just 17 miles away from Cambridge, and is the second smallest city in England. Although modest, Ely really proves that size doesn’t matter as it boasts a fascinating history, beautiful scenery and a real sense of community.

Ely is located in the Fens, known for its watery environment. The city’s name meant ‘isle of eels’, and during May a celebration of all things eel can be enjoyed, with tastings, displays and of course entertainment. The Boathouse restaurant, down by the riverside, offers up some tasty fish dishes all year round so don’t panic if you can’t get to Ely in May as eel is often on the menu.

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