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Admission to Ely Cathedral costs £8; a tour of both cathedral and its tower is £15 (elycathedral.org). The Escape Room at Oliver Cromwell’s House is open on Saturday and Sunday only (£80 for up to eight people; olivercromwellshouse.co.uk). Prices at Poet’s House start at £160 for a house double; the larger master doubles cost from £190. A three-course dinner is £30 (poetshouse.uk.com). Ely train station is 15 minutes’ walk away from the hotel, and has services from London King’s Cross, Cambridge, Norwich and Liverpool (nationalrail.co.uk). A good way to explore Ely and unearth some intriguing Fenland history is to follow the Eel Trail, an easy stroll through the city that takes in notable architecture, local art and the River Ouse (visitely.org.uk).