Highlights of Cambridge: In the Footsteps of Famous Alumni

Created by
Philip Webb
 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! 
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Places you will visit


It will take you

152-182 mins

You will walk

5910 steps

Total distance

4.5 km


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!

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    Quest available in English

    This quest has 13 challenges

    Best during the day


    Best for couples

    Recommended activity for families


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!
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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.


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Richard Roth

Dec 2021
great fun!

Kevin Mackenzie

Dec 2021

Maria Kharybina

Nov 2021
Great walk! We love it and got to see a lot of secret locations and small treasures along the road :) Side note: maybe the road to the library was a bit too long. Thanks a lot!

Natalia Dyachenko

Nov 2021
very nice quest! thank you a lot! ps we did not find the mule though

Daniel Morris

Nov 2021
Superb tour and history of parts of Cambridge all in an enjoyable tour and puzzle. A must if visting the city and its free! You can even stop for a few drinks on the way! 👍😃


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