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HISTORIC CAMBRIDGE: A GUIDED WALKING TOUR

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Stop At: Market Square, Market Street, Cambridge CB2 3QJ England

A brief introduction to the tour, plus a safety warning about bicycles.


Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: St Bene't's Church (Church of England), Benet Street, Cambridge CB2 3PT England

The oldest church in the county of Cambridgeshire, dating from the early 11th century. We will also visit the nearby Eagle Pub.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Corpus Christi College, Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1RH England

The only college founded by the townspeople, in 1352. Opposite is St. Catharine's College, founded in 1473. We will only see these colleges from the street.
We will also see the latest addition to the Cambridge street scene, the now-famous Corpus Christi clock.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: King's College Chapel, King's Parade, Cambridge CB2 1ST England

This is the centrepiece of the tour. The most famous building in Cambridge and an architectural jewel. Inside is a treasure house of great secular and religious art and craft. Not to be missed.
N.B. King's College Chapel is open throughout the year, but there are occasional days when it is closed due to religious services, concerts etc. If you would like to check before booking please email us at chris@cambridgetourguides.co.uk

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Senate House Hill, Cambridge CB2 1TS England

The 18th century Senate House was until recently the main meeting place for the University. Today it is where the students receive their degrees. It forms part of an historic core, along with Great St Mary's Church and Gonville and Caius College.

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: University of Cambridge, The Old Schools Trinity Lane, Cambridge CB2 1TS England

Please note that, with the exception of King's College Chapel, the colleges close to the public during the examination period which runs from late April to mid-June every year. The dates of closures vary from college to college. In 2019 St. John's College will be closed to groups from 14 May to 28 June and closed to the public from 16-28 June. Queens' College will be closed from 22 April to 14 June.

Stop At: Old dsCavendish Laboratory, Free School Ln, Cambridge CB2 3PY, UK

See the buiding where 29 Nobel Prize winners worked and hear the story of the Cavendish from 1874-1974.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Whipple Museum of the History of Science, Free School Lane, Cambridge CB2 3RH England

Cambridge University runs eight museums, all free to enter. This is their museum of the History of Science.

Duration: 3 minutes

Pass By: St Catharine's College, Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1RL England

Founded in 1473.

Stop At: Gonville and Caius College, Trinity Street, Cambridge CB2 1TA England

Founded in 1348, Caius has traditional links to medicine and is associated with 14 Nobel Prize winners.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Eagle, 8 Bene't St, Cambridge CB2 3QN, UK

One of the oldest pubs in Cambridge. Famous for its RAF Bar, where airmen wrote their squadron numbers on the ceiling during the Second World War.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: The Pitt Building, Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1RP, UK

The headquarters of Cambridge University Press, the world's oldest publishing house.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Great St Mary's Church (Church of England), St. Marys Passage King's Parade, Cambridge CB2 3PQ England

Great St Mary's is a parish church and the University church. When students first arrived in Cambridge in the 13th century they used Great St Mary's for their meetings and teaching.

Duration: 5 minutes
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our guide, Ms. Sophie Smiley is a very nice lady and explained clearly on the colleges' history. We enjoyed the tour very much.

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank williamwlee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tony was a FANTASTIC tour guide! Made it so interactive and fun but also incredibly knowledgeable and interesting, could have carried on listening for hours. Very witty chap who got a massive round of applause at the end! Would highly highly recommend!

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank CNorts
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had our tour with Tony, when he said "please don't go with me, go with the other guides they are much better and funnier" I knew he was the perfect guy. And boy he delivered...a lot of information, some great jokes and he was very...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank maxsb1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Despite the weather being very unkind to us (having had the hottest temperature recorded there only 2 days earlier!), the tour undertaken by Tony was amazing. Not only is he a witty man - interacting with our (varied age) group throughout the tour, he is...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank LeighCS1961
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took a 2 hour tour with Tony to learn a little about Cambridge and loved it! Though there is so many stories and so much to learn about the history of Cambridge and the colleges, I think Tony shared as much as he could...More

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