Cambridge, UK

Famous alumni of Cambridge (QUEST IN TEST MODE)

5
(3 ratings)
Created by
Philip Webb
Want to see where the discoverers of DNA went for a lunch-time pint? Can you guess the link between Darwin and Dolly the Sheep?

This quest will take you on a fun and informative tour of the places that helped shape and inspire some of the world’s greatest thinkers, writers and scientists.

For anyone who fancies an invigorating walk around Cambridge’s most important spots. Bring your academic wanderlust and a sense of humor. Nature lovers and animal enthusiasts particularly welcome!
3.5km
167min
13places
Free
  • No booking needed. Just download the app, add it to your quests and start playing.

Highlights

  • Follow a trail of charming paths and picturesque alleyways to learn the captivating story of some of Cambridge’s most notable Alumni. 
  • Find out who discovered the shape of DNA, who found the electron, and who invented the computer. 
  • Locations include the University Library, the oldest Cambridge College, and even a certain famous pub!

Starting point

The Guildhall

Know before you go

  • Quest available in English
  • This quest has 13 challenges
  • Best during the day
  • Instagrammable
  • Best for couples
  • Recommended activity for families

Storyline

You are an Uncanny Zoologist, performing experiments with the weirdest and most magical creatures in the world.

You arrive at the entrance to the hidden lab and discover with a shock that it’s wide-open. Disaster! All of the Uncanny Animals have escaped. Somebody must have released them! These experiments are top-secret. The University has been hiding them for hundreds of years. If anyone sees them there will be chaos!

You have to catch them, and QUICK - before something Uncanny happens!

Reviews

5
(3 ratings)

Amy

5
Jul 2021
Brilliant and fun way to explore the city. Having lived here for years it was great to find out quirky facts and look at the city in a new light. The only downfall were some of the word clues as they were a bit of a let down.

William can Boesschoten

5
Jul 2021
Especially enjoyed the witty anecdotes following the challeneges. However, I didn’t enjoy the word code challenges.
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