Ely’s Haunted Tales
On the surface Ely looks a very peaceful and tranquil place with quaint teashops, a thriving market and delightful architecture so it would seem the last place to send chills down your spine. But behind doorways and passages throughout the city there are stories of murder, intrigue and mystery, which told, cannot be explained as a mere trick of the light making Ely the most haunted small city in Europe.
To experience more of Ely’s haunted past (if you dare) then join us for one of our immensely popular ghost tours or walks around the city. The tours begin at Oliver Cromwell’s House where children’s voices to can be heard laughing and there is a blue lady who wanders down the corridors late at night and then of course there is the Lord Protector himself in his bedroom.
As the tours takes you through the dimly lit streets of Ely where you will encounter ghostly characters as the body snatcher in the grave yard, the Sergeant Major, the pale nurse from the old militia hospital, ghosts from two famous murders, a medieval lady, a faceless monk and maybe Black Shuck – a large one eyed black dog dating from Saxon times.
Ghost tours/walks are available from late October to February for pre-booked groups (15 or more).
Dates of our regular public Ghost tours are posted on the What’s On pages of this website. Tours are very popular and need to be pre booked. Contact Ely Tourist Information Centre on 01353 662062 to book your tickets.
For more information or to book a group tour, then please contact our Tours Advisor on 01353 616397. Coach Parking is Ely is free and is less than a 5-minute walk away. Coach drivers and tour organisers are offered free places on the tours. A selection of our available tours can be found below.
Join us for one of our immensely popular Ghost Tours around one of the most haunted cities in Europe. Hear the stories that have traveled down through the ages as well as more recent tales. Ghostly sightings guaranteed!
For those not so brave (i.e. there are no guaranteed ghosts on this walk!) but interested in learning about this haunted city, this is the ideal tour for you. Our guide will take you to the most haunted areas of Ely where ghostly happenings have been reported.
Haunted Happenings at the House– discover the ghostly secrets of Oliver Cromwell’s House
There appear to be several ghosts who haunt Cromwell’s House, one is said to be Oliver Cromwell himself. There have been many claims of doors slamming and voices being heard. Are you brave enough to visit the House?
What the Night watch man saw The night watchman will take the group through the dark streets of the medieval town. He shares stories and teaches the group with the perfect blend of history and entertainment. My advice? Be sure to come with questions! The Night Watchman has been doing the tour for many years and can answer nearly any question about the history of Ely. Take advantage of his knowledge and come prepared!