Oliver Cromwell's House
Experience domestic life in the former 17th century home of the Lord Protector. Also doubles as the City's Tourist Information Centre.
We offer a wide range of guided walks some of which can be adapted to best meet your group's requirements. Alternatively, call into the Tourist Information Centre where we stock a wide range of walking leaflets and then choose your own self-guided walk. We particularly recommend the Eel Trail, which is a circular, way marked route which will ensure you see the best of Ely and learn about these slippery creatures and their importance to Ely along the way.
Historical City of Ely
What better way of discovering the history of this magnificent city than being guided around its splendid array of medieval paths and monastic buildings. Discover the origins of the Cathedral and the importance of trade in the Isle of Eels!
Ely through its Architecture
Find out about the diverse architectural history of the city and learn about the many features and styles that help date our buildings.
Discover Ely's Monastic Buildings
Find out how such a small city in the fenland countryside came to have such a large and magnificent work of architecture in Ely Cathedral. Discover and explore the grounds of the largest groups of medieval monastic buildings still in use within Western Europe and listen to tales of monks and royalty.
The prosperous city of Ely was an island until steam power drained the surrounding fenlands in the early 1800s, creating a flat, reed-covered region of rich farmland. Ely derives it name from the Isle of Ely when the city was surrounded by water. Today, Ely remains proud of its eel-inspired heritage as you will see as you are guided around this public art trail.
Ely and its Riverside
This expanded tour takes in the city centre as well as the picturesque waterside with some stunning views. Learn about the drainage of the fens, the life of the fen folk and how the river serves visitors and residents today.
Evening Ghost Tours
Join us for one of our immensely popular evening Ghost Tours around one of the most haunted cities in Europe. Hear the stories that have travelled down through the ages as well as more recent tales. We run two versions of this tour: an historical walking tour recalling the local ghost stories and a slightly more light hearted, entertaining version, with ghost sightings guaranteed!