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Free tours of Ely’s Landmarks to celebrate its history and heritage

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Mon, 09/05/2016

A host of Ely’s historic landmarks will open their doors to the public free of charge as part of the National Heritage Weekend (9-11 September).

Ten venues in the city are involved in the programme and some guided walking tours have also been arranged to take in period buildings and significant architecture.

Among highlights are a visit to The Stained Glass Museum to see windows dating back to 1200 and the fossil and Roman remains exhibitions at Ely Museum.

The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:Free tours of Ely’s Landmarks to celebrate its history and heritage

Eel Festival Weekend: Eel Heritage Guided Walk – 2nd May 2016

Date:  Monday, 2 May 2016 – 11:30am Eel Festival Weekend: Eel Heritage Guided Walk Discover the importance of the eel trade as our experiences guide leads you along the Eel Trail, through the heart of the city and down to the beautiful riverside. Hear the stories behind the celebrated public artwork that depicts the life cycle of the humble eel which gave Ely its name. Cost:  All tickets for walks £4.00 pre-booked at Ely Tourist Information Centre and phone payments possible on 01353 662062 Contact:  Ely Tourist Information Centre, Oliver Cromwell's House, Telephone:  01353 662062 Email:  tic@eastcambs.gov.uk Website:  Visit Ely Location Oliver Cromwell House/Tourist Information Centre St Mary's Street Ely CB7 4HF United Kingdom See map: Google Maps

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Eel Festival Weekend: Eel Heritage Guided Walk – 2nd May 2016

Get set for a r-eel-y good time

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PR/12Apr16/FoodSafari
Date: 
Tue, 04/12/2016

 

The participating food outlets for the much-loved Food Safari, part of Ely’s Eel Festival Weekend, have now been finalised.

A variety of the city’s restaurants, cafés and food venues have embraced the ‘eel’ theme, and will produce a range of imaginative treats for the festival weekend, which will take place from the 30th April to 2nd May.  

The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:Get set for a r-eel-y good time