Ely, United Kingdom

Ely City

Ely City

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13 tour stops

1

Brief History of Ely & Oliver Cromwell House

A historic building, Oliver Cromwell House gives insight into 17th-century living.

9 min
2

St. Mary’s Church

Although eclipsed by Ely Cathedral, St. Mary’s is a fine late Norman church.

2 min
3

Palace Green

This site offers a good vantage of Ely Cathedral.

2 min
4

Ely Cathedral & Ely Museum

This massive, 164-meter-long building was built during the 11th and 12th centuries.

4 min
5

Barton Square

This square is surrounded by buildings occupied by the King’s School.

2 min
6

The Porta

This late 14th-century gate was once the main entrance to the monastery.

4 min
7

South End of the Cathedral & Firmary Lane

This point offers a view of more 12th-century monastic buildings.

3 min
8

Steeple Gate

This site was once the monastery’s graveyard.

2 min
9

Almonry Restaurant

This restaurant’s outside dining area offers great views of the cathedral.

2 min
10

Waterside Antiques & the River Great Ouse

This store is a vast antiques and collectibles warehouse set over three floors.

2 min
11

The Maltings

This 19th-century building was used for malting barley for more than a hundred years.

2 min
12

Jubilee Gardens

This pleasant space was created to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of Elizabeth II.

2 min
13

Ely Park

This park was the site of a castle, then a windmill, but all that remains is a mound.

2 min

Overview

A 60-minute stroll through one of the UK’s smallest cities, which has Ely Cathedral at its centre. Discover the history behind the city’s name, its origins as an island and walk along the banks of the River Ouse.

Itinerary 2.1 km / 1:00

Offline map included

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