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The cathedral city of Ely in Cambridgeshire is a city in a rural region of the country whose economy is largely agricultural based. Prior to the Fens being dredged the harvesting of osier (willow) and sedge (rush) along with the extraction of peat were the main activities. Ely was also famed for eel fishing, for both income and food, and it may be from this activity that the city gets its name. Although the settlement existed during Roman times there is little evidence of this now.
Annual events held in Ely include Aquafest, which has been staged at the riverside by the Rotary Club on the first Sunday of July since 1978. Other events include the Eel Day carnival procession and the annual fireworks display in Ely Park, first staged in 1974. The Ely Folk Festival has been held in the city since 1985 and the Ely Horticultural Society have been staging their Great Autumn Show since 1927.
Ely Cathedral dates back to the 11th century when construction began under the supervision of the first Norman Bishop, Simeon. The cathedral's construction continued until the 16th century and was restored in the 19th century by George Gilbert Scott.
Located in the north west of England, the city of Liverpool has the perfect blend of old and new. The city has a world famous music scene and is the birthplace of the Beatles and is also home to Liverpool Football Club. Whilst in the city pay a visit to Albert Dock where you will find the Tate Liverpool, the Merseyside maritime Museum and the award winning Beatles Story. For fans of the Beatles you can take a Liverpool Beatles tour and discover the Cavern Club, Mendips, 20 Forthlin Road to name just a few important locations with a strong association with the band. For a family day out take a trip to the World Museum Liverpool which has everything from dinosaurs and Egyptian mummies to creatures from the deep and live creepy crawlies to discover. If you want an outdoor family adventure then take in the 550 acre Knowsley Safari Park where you can get close to camels, monkeys, rhinos and lions. Last, but not least, is Liverpool's sporting heritage. The city is home to two of the Premier League's biggest football teams - Liverpool Football Club and Everton Football Club. The city is also home to the world famous Grand National steeplechase race which is held at Aintree racecourse.