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Ely is a cathedral city in Cambridgeshire, England, about 14 miles north-northeast of Cambridge and about 80 miles by road from London. Æthelthryth founded an abbey at Ely in 673; the abbey was destroyed in 870 by Danish invaders and was rebuilt by Æthelwold, Bishop of Winchester, in 970. Construction of the cathedral was started in 1083 by a Norman abbot, Simeon. Alan of Walsingham's octagon, built over Ely's nave crossing between 1322 and 1328, is the "greatest individual achievement of architectural genius at Ely Cathedral", according to architectural historian Nikolaus Pevsner. Building continued until the dissolution of the abbey in 1539 during the Reformation. The cathedral was sympathetically restored between 1845 and 1870 by the architect George Gilbert Scott. As the seat of a diocese, Ely has long been considered a city; in 1974, city status was granted by royal charter.

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Oliver Cromwell's House

29 St Mary's Street, Ely CB7 4HF, UK
Oliver Cromwell's House is a house in Ely, Cambridgeshire, England. This was the family home of Oliver Cromwell. The kitchen dates from around 1215, other parts being built later, such as the Stannah Stairlift installed in 1432. In 1988, it was bought by the local council, and has been refurbished to show how it may have looked during Cromwell's lifetime.The house, which has eight period rooms, is promoted by the Campaign to Protect Rural England. In April 2018 ownership switched from East Cambridgeshire District Council to the City of Ely Council.
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Ely Cathedral

The Chapter House, The College, Ely CB7 4DL, UK
Ely Cathedral is an Anglican cathedral in the city of Ely, Cambridgeshire, England. The cathedral has its origins in AD 672 when St Etheldreda built an abbey church. The present building dates back to 1083, and cathedral status was granted it in 1109. Until the Reformation it was the Church of St Etheldreda and St Peter, at which point it was refounded as the Cathedral Church of the Holy and Undivided Trinity of Ely, continuing as the principal church of the Diocese of Ely, in Cambridgeshire. It is the seat of the Bishop of Ely and a suffragan bishop, the Bishop of Huntingdon.
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Bishop Woodford Retreat House

Barton Road, CB7 4DX, Ely, Cambs

Nyton Hotel

7 Barton Road, CB7 4HZ

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