Fancy A Free Guided Tour Around Ely?

Visitors and residents of Ely can experience a free guided tour round Ely this Sunday as part of Open Heritage Weekend.

With tours departing from 11am outside Oliver Cromwell’s House in Ely, people can hear about the potted history of the city, the massive impact of the cathedral and how the Riverside has changed over time from commerce to leisure.

There is no booking necessary and the tour lasts approximately one and a half hours.

Tracey Harding, Tourism Team Leader at East Cambridgeshire District Council, said: “The Open Heritage Weekend is a great opportunity to learn about the history of the places on your very doorstep – for free. I speak to many people who have lived in Ely for years and who don’t really know the amazing history of this small but magnificent city. So this Sunday you have your chance to be taken round the ancient streets by one of our very best guides.

“It seems people can’t get enough of our local history at the moment, with our Oliver Cromwell anniversary day proving to be incredibly popular last Saturday. Lots of people came along to learn a little bit about the seventeenth century and contrary to the weather forecast and a white witch spell – the rain held off for most of the day. So if you fancy a walk this Sunday after breakfast, come down and see us to learn a little bit more about the Isle of Eels.”

For more information please contact the Tourist Information Centre on 01353 662062

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