Highlights of Cambridge: In the Footsteps of Famous Alumni
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Cambridge is a small town with a BIG reputation, responsible for countless brilliant contributions to the studies of science, literature and mathematics. But what about the stories behind the discoveries?
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 seeking an invigorating walk around Cambridge’s most important spots. Bring your academic wanderlust and a sense of humor. Nature lovers and animal enthusiasts are particularly welcome!
- Best during the day
- Best for couples
- Recommended activity for families
Places you will visit
It will take you
You will walk
Follow a trail of small paths and picturesque alleyways to learn the captivating story of some of Cambridge’s most notable Alumni.
Find out who unraveled the shape of DNA, who discovered the electron, and who invented the computer.
Locations include the University Library, the oldest Cambridge College, and even a certain famous pub!
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!
Starting point The Guildhall DoorVisitor Information Centre, Peas Hill, Cambridge CB2 3AD, UK
Finish point Market SquareMarket Hill, Cambridge CB1 0SS, UK
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Discover new places
As you walk and tour around the city, you will visit new cool places.
Solve puzzles, crack riddles
You will test your wits and exploring abilities with fun challenges.
Learn fun history
Each place comes with its own bit of history that you'll discover as you walk.
Put yourself in the shoes of a famous fictional character and play out their story.