Places to visit
The number of places with Cromwell connections is enormous. The very detailed publication The Cromwellian Gazetteer by Peter Gaunt, Alan Sutton and the Cromwell Association, 1987, is the most complete listing. The book is still in print and can be purchased from the Cromwell Museum,
Cromwell moved from Huntingdon to St Ives in 1631, but the site of his house is lost, and little remains to be seen of his time there, other than the Parish Church. In 1636 the family moved again to
Ely. The house where they lived is now a visitor attraction and Tourist Information Centre, and contains an interesting
In 1640 Cromwell was elected MP for nearby Cambridge in both the Short and Long Parliaments. Sidney Sussex College which he had attended in 1616-1617 is now the resting place of what is believed to be Cromwell’s head.
Cambridge Castle at the north end of the City is also of interest with its Civil War fortifications.
From the start of the Civil war onwards in 1642 Cromwell moved the length and breadth of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. There are several
Heritage sites with strong Civil War connections . For example:
There are also several National Trust properties with Cromwell connections. For example: Chavenage House, Gloucestershire; Sutton House, Hackney, London; Carlyle’s House, Chelsea, London.
Other places worth visiting for their Civil War or Cromwell collections and connections include:
This site is jointly
maintained by the Cromwell Association and the Cromwell Museum