About East Cambs

From the beauty of the big, open skies and sweeping countryside to the historic city of Ely with its magnificent Cathedral dominating the landscape for miles around, East Cambs is wonderfully eclectic.

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Known for its outstanding scenery and quality leisure and cultural experiences, the district offers something for all age groups and interests.

Characterised by beautiful riversides, country parks and home to the sport of kings with racing at Newmarket, the area offers families, culture vultures and those with a love of the outdoors plenty to keep them occupied.

There’s an array of hotels, B&Bs and other accommodation that will not only help you extend your stay but enhance it, along with a bountiful choice of restaurants, pubs and cafés to provide satisfying sustenance and evening enjoyment.

Its proximity to Cambridge and other cities such as Peterborough, Norwich and London, means that it’s a perfect base to stay and play and easy to get to with its well-connected rail and road networks.

We invite you to take a break in East Cambs

Experience its vibrant energy and heritage and create some unforgettable memories to treasure forever.

Gateway to the East

East Cambs is one of five districts within the County of Cambridgeshire. It covers approximately 65,000 hectares of the eastern part of the County, south of Fenland and northeast of South Cambridgeshire districts.

East Cambs shares boundaries with Norfolk County in the northeast and Suffolk County in the southeast. Its main urban centres are the market towns of Ely, Littleport and Soham.

Use the specially-designed East Cambs interactive map to plan your visit.

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