The ancient city of Ely in Cambridgeshire makes for a brilliant weekend break. Its main historic landmark is the glorious Ely Cathedral, which dominates the skyline for miles around. To spend a full day seeing this architectural wonder up close, we’ve picked out some of the best accommodation options in the area, bookable with Culture Trip.
Striking Ely Cathedral started life in 673CE as a monastery and was designated a cathedral in the 12th century. There have since been several restorations of the landmark, with the most recent one spanning from 1986 to 2000 and costing more than £12 million. Already famed for its scale and stylistic architectural details, Pink Floyd fans might even recognise the cathedral from the cover of the band’s album The Division Bell. Those wanting to visit the cathedral and Ely can find our pick of the best places to stay in and around the city.