The second season of the Emmy-winning Netflix series The Crown hits screens on Friday.

And if you're new to the first series, you'll still have time to look at the time and enjoy the pleasures of the royal drama – including a stunning backdrop where scenes from the series were shot in Ely, Cambridgeshire.

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If you want your own royal trip to Ely, here are some of the most important things you need to see and do:

1. Ely Cathedral

You can not miss the Cathedral of Ely, huge, beautiful and the defining point of the city. Not only does it star in The Crown, but it also features scenes from Macbeth, Jupiter Ascending, The King's Speech, Elizabeth: The Golden Age and The Other Boleyn Girl.

It's no stranger to a little Hollywood star. From 18 to 19 November there will be a big festive food fair.

Visit www.elycathedral.org

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2. tearooms

Not as famous as the tearooms of York, but equally delicious: visit Peacock's Tearoom on the waterfront. It is covered with beautiful purple wisteria in spring and offers picturesque views of the river and the fens throughout the year.

Do not miss the smoked salmon salad and the homemade carrot cake!

Visit www.peacockstearoom.co.uk

3. Wicken Fen

Descend into the countryside around Ely at Wicken Fen. The National Trust is famous for its wetlands and 9,000 species of animals.

Ideal for a Sunday afternoon walk, bird watching and pony watching.

Visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wicken-fen-nature-reserve

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4. Oliver Cromwell's house

Oliver Cromwell was born near Huntingdon, but spent some of his life in Ely.

Take a tour of the house, learn more about Cromwell's life and political controversy, and see how the 17th century was life.

Visit www.olivercromwellshouse.co.uk

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5. Ely Museum

If you are interested in history, visit the historic Ely Museum.

Here you will find Roman remains, Saxon stories and fossils that you can get your hands on, and there is archive material from Aalfang (a very Egyptian period).

Visit www.elymuseum.org.uk

6. Paddleboarding

The Fen Paddle Company offers paddle boarding excursions for all abilities along the waterways around Ely and the Fens. You can even do a wildlife surfari tour through Wicken Fen.

You will see the area from a different point of view while working on your upper body.

Visit www.fenpaddle.co.uk

7. Riding a bicycle

If you feel like cycling from Cambridge to Ely. Stop walking in the pub when your legs get tired! The view of the river and the landscape is spectacular.

Visit www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkscycle/cambridge-to-ely-cycle-route

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