Summer Guided Walks

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Every Saturday and Sunday from 22nd July until 3rd September 2017 at 11.30am

This Summer, discover Ely as never before. Ely's Tourist Information Centre with Oliver Cromwell's House presents a series of weekend guided walks of Ely, covering a variety of subjects and with the wonderful knowledge of our Guides, you'll see Ely as you've never seen it before.

The current list of topics that will be covered are as follows:

Riverside Walk

This expanded tour takes in the city centre as well as the stunning views.  Learn about the draining of the fens, the life of the Fen Folk and how the river serves visitors and residents today. This is a rare opportuniy to experience Ely's captivating riverside with the additional information provided by one of our experienced guides.

Monastic Ely

Discover and explore the grounds of the largest group of medieval monastic buildings still in residential use  and listen to tales of monks and royalty as you are guided through Ely's rich ecclesiastical history, encampuslated in some of the most magnificent monastic buildings in the country.

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 this former Isle of Eels. 

Eel Heritage Walk

Discover the importance of the Eel trade and how it shaped the history of this beautiful city.  Marvel at the artworks connected to our Eel Heritage along the way and see Ely with a whole new perspective, with the aid of our knowledgable guide.

Architecture of Ely

Discover the wealth of architecture of some of Ely’s period, historical buildings during this walk with our informed guide. Ely is truly a magical mix of buildings constructed in dramatically different periods of British History.


For full details of which subject is being covered, please check the .pdf file attatched or contact Ely Tourist Information Centre on 01353 662062 or

Walks will begin from Oliver Cromwell's House. Pre-booking is advised to avoid disappointment.