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Lonely Planet (UK) - - Easy Trips -

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).

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