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“excellent tour guide”

Oliver Cromwell's House
Ranked #4 of 30 things to do in Ely
Certificate of Excellence
Chesham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
126 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“excellent tour guide”
Reviewed 5 November 2013

A group of us were shown around by a lady dressed in the costume of Cromwell' time. She was so informative and brought the place alive for us. Not so for the other half of our group, who had a man also in costume, guide them around, they said they nearly went to sleep, great shame as there is a lot to learn here.

Visited November 2013
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Peterborough
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51 reviews
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“Small but interesting”
Reviewed 25 October 2013

Only a small house but they have made the most of it and the audio tour is really interesting and easy to use. The lady in the shop was very friendly and helpful. We got joint tickets for here and the museum which were a good price. You really need a prior interest in Cromwell and the civil war and it doesn't take long to get round but worth a visit.

Visited October 2013
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Virginia Water, United Kingdom
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526 reviews
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“Of historical interest”
Reviewed 15 October 2013

It might have been Cromwells house, but I doubt he would recognise the interior which has been significantly messed about with. I thought it was disappointing. But the recorded tour listened to on handsets was very interesting. If you are visiting Ely it should be on your list of things to do, but don't get too excited!

Visited October 2013
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Penzance, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
34 attraction reviews
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“Well preserved”
Reviewed 15 October 2013

Good example of exposed-beam architecture situated near the Cathedral and next to St Mary's Church, surrounded by green lawns and pretty gardens. Good information facility and shop inside

Visited October 2013
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Wolverhampton, UK
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120 reviews
65 attraction reviews
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“Interesting rather than exciting”
Reviewed 1 October 2013

Well worth a visit when you are in Ely. An interesting house, well tricked out, and highly educational about Oliver Cromwell. But somehow worthy rather than exciting.

Visited September 2013
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