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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

Game On: Escape Rooms Craze set to storm Ely

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Thu, 08/25/2016

A fast-growing craze that sees members of the public locked in a room and asked to solve puzzles to escape is set to storm Ely.

A pop up Escape Room, which is an immersive interactive experience, and which has been referred to as a real-life Crystal Maze, is being launched in Oliver Cromwell’s House.

Groups of between four to eight people will be arrested and imprisoned by Cromwell’s men and given an hour to find the clues, solve the riddles and crack the code to locate a golden key.

The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:Game On: Escape Rooms Craze set to storm Ely

Ely scoops double award win for its Parks and Green Spaces

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Thu, 07/28/2016

The city is celebrating a double award win for its parks and green spaces thanks to the Keep Britain Tidy Green Flag Awards Scheme.

Ely Country Park and Jubilee Gardens are among 1,686 parks and green spaces that have received a prestigious Green Flag Award – the mark of a quality park or green space.

A Green Flag flying overhead is a sign to the public that the space boasts the highest possible standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent facilities.

Councillor Richard Hobbs, chair of commercial services said:

The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:Ely scoops double award win for its Parks and Green Spaces