Suggested Group Itinerary
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.
Arrival and coffee- choose from either traditional tearooms with beautiful architecture and stunning gardens, or perhaps a contemporary setting is more to your liking.
Ely Cathedral- Ely's top tourist attraction and it is easy to see why. Look in awe and wonder at this 12th century building in your own time, or take advantage of having a more informative experience by having a guided tour. Tours also include optional visits to the Octagon and/or Lantern Towers, where the spectacular view makes it well worth the climb!
Stained Glass Museum- housed in the South Triforium of Ely Cathedral, with its stunning collection of stained glass. It is the only museum dedicated to stained glass in the country. A guided tour is highly recommended as it unveils the interesting story of stained glass.
Lunch - whatever your taste and budget, Ely has a host of different eateries on offer whether you choose to eat as a group or as individuals. The midday break also gives you an opportunity to visit the many gift shops, craft shops, antique shops, art galleries or market (depending on the day of your visit).
Oliver Cromwell's House - home to the Lord Protector, Cromwell lived in this house with his family for ten years, his only remaining home apart from Hampton Court Palace, London. For an atmospheric experience, tours using costumed guides are recommended.
Ely Museum- discover the story of Ely from prehistoric times to the 20th century set in a former Gaol. Tours will bring the rooms and artefacts to life.
Time for a stroll- following the eel trail is an excellent way of seeing historic Ely at its best. This circular walk, self-guided by brass waymarkers set in the ground, takes you past the oldest parts of Ely with its beautiful monastic buildings, stunning architecture and spectacular views.
Time for a Meal before you leave- many of the attractions host evening tours and/or drinks receptions. So, before you leave, take advantage of the truly atmospheric experience that is created in some of Ely's oldest buildings before partaking some of Ely's finest cuisine delights.
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