Boating Accommodation in Ely
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Ely Boating and Sailing Holidays

Including narrowboats, river cruisers, yacht charter, cruising, based or starting in Ely.

The name of this Fenland city means 'eel island', a reference to the staple diet of its previous inhabitants, the Saxons. It was also an island before the Fens were drained in modern times. Here, Cambridgeshire's most famous local hero, Hereward the Wake, held out against the Normans.

The city's landmark cathedral dominates the landscape for many miles and was the work of Simeon, Abbot of Ely, in the 11th century. In 1322 the building's main tower collapsed but was replaced by its present octagonal lantern tower designed by the monk Alan de Walsingham. The nave, measuring 248ft long, is one of the longest in England.

The Ely Porta, a three-storey gatehouse, was home to Oliver Cromwell from 1636 to 1647, while King's School, founded in the late 10th century, is one of Britain's oldest school. Its pupil-roll included Edward the Confessor.

Near the city is Wicken Fen, the country's oldest nature reserve. Owned by the National Trust it gives visitors some idea of what the Fens were like before they were drained an atmospheric cocktail of reeds, waterways, woods and meadows.

In this section we give details of self-catering boats for hire on canals, rivers, lakes; yacht charter, flotilla sailing, cruising with or without crew, sail training, etc. in Ely or surrounding areas.

Ely - Boating & Sailing Holidays

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Ely, Cambridgeshire
The Black Prince narrowboat base at Ely in Cambridgeshire is perfectly positioned to discover a number of waterways routes across not only the picturesque Fens but also to major towns in the region.

You can choose from a longer cruise (1 or 2 weeks) for example, Huntington returning via Cambridge, or there are plenty of options for a shorter three or four night cruise to St. Ives, St. Neots or Cambridge.

2 to 4 berth self-drive narrowboats are available to hire for a short break or longer holiday from this base.
Tel: 01527 575115    Fax: 01527 575116
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Bridge Boatyard, K & K Mouldings Ltd Bridge Road, Cambridgeshire

You start your holiday from Bridge Boatyard from the very heart of the peaceful and picturesque Fenland waterways – the fleet is based in Ely overlooked by its magnificent and world-famous cathedral.

Photo of Boating Craft Bridge Boatyard -Cambridgeshire Bridge Boatyard

The varied choice of well-fitted and laid out boats sleep from 2 to 6 people and the range includes traditional narrowboats as well as the sports cruiser style. 8 boats that can be booked ...For more information please click the info button


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