Friday, January 31, 2014

Ely (Eee - lee)

Ely is yet another charming market town, about 15 miles north of Cambridge. It has one of the most popular cathedrals in all of the UK.


I was ecstatic to have finally found the idyllic English countryside I have been waiting for.

Fira and Dexter were pretty excited too. They even posed for a family picture.

Aren't they cute???

The cathedral has actually been part of popular culture - The Other Boleyn Girl and parts of The King's Speech were filmed there.

There was a lovely walking path along the river with houseboats and swans (Dexter barked at them). 

A short walk up the hill to get to the center of town. 

Perhaps my favorite part of all of Ely was the tea room.

Jason even enjoyed it too. Pictured below, looking a little extra gingaaa.

The owners of the tea room live on the second floor - it wasn't until about 10 years ago they converted the bottom floor of their home into the restaurant.

Jason had a chocolate tea and I had a citrus mango green tea.

We stayed until they closed!