Guided tour

Cambridge: Historic Walking Tour

Cambridge: Historic Walking Tour

From £20 per person

See all the key sights in the historic heart of Cambridge in one tour. Discover the places that made Cambridge the global powerhouse it is today. Learn about the many famous and infamous people that have lived and worked in Cambridge on this guided tour.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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  • See five of the medieval Cambridge colleges
  • Discover the many hidden stories behind famous Cambridge locations
  • Learn about the 11th century church of St Bene't
  • Witness the old Cavendish laboratory
  • Uncover the spooky history of the historic Eagle Pub
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Your tour will begin in the historic heart of Cambridge, near to the old Roman road. You will see the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, built by monks in the 12th century for travellers. Continue on to see three of the famous Cambridge colleges: St John's, Trinity (with its 34 Nobel Prize winners) and Gonville and Caius.

Once you arrive in the geographical centre of Cambridge you will learn about the Great St Mary's Church and the University's 18th century Senate House where graduation ceremonies are held. Enjoy the splendour of King's College Chapel, built over a hundred years by five kings. Through your professional guide, learn the fascinating history of Cambridge's newest attraction, the Corpus Christi clock, unveiled by Stephen Hawking in 2008.

Your guide will accompany you to the 11th century Church of St Bene't where townsfolk have been worshipping since it was built in 1030. A short stroll will lead you to the famous Eagle Pub, home to a lot of fascinating stories that your guide will be sure to regale you with. Finish outside the old Cavendish Laboratory where 29 Nobel Prizes were won and where modern physics was invented.

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    Meeting point

    Please meet your guide outside The Cambridge Gift Shop.

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    • This tour will take place rain or shine
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    5 /5

    based on 13 reviews

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    A very well organised tour. What made it even more special was that there was only my wife & I on it. Our tour guide Tony was very good & had a real knowledge as we walked the tour with many both factual and funny comments. Would like to go on the tour again in the warmer weather & where the colleges & places of interest are open to visit.

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    12 January 2022

    Very friendly guide. The tour was interesting and full of interesting facts.

    6 December 2021

    Wonderful - enthusiastic, friendly and knowledgeable guide. Nothing ws too much bother and we learned and experienced so much. Bravo Chris xx

    29 November 2021

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