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Packed with history and architectural interest
None that I came across
In a nutshell
For 'the great ship of the Fens'
I had heard Ely pronounced as "Eelee" and as "Eeli" and wasn't sure which the correct way was, so I asked the friendly lady in the tourist information. She said basically both are correct. Ely was called the Isle of Ely, which was shortened into Ely, pronounced" Eelee". But it was also called the other way around, Ely isle, and this was shortened into" Eelil", the "L" was dropped and "Eeli" remained.So both are correct, but "Eelee" is more common, she told me.
The tourist information is located in Oliver Cromwell's house.
Written Sep 18, 2007