Hidden Gems of Cambridge: Ghosts of the Past

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It is impossible not to have heard of Cambridge. The city makes an appearance in all sorts of movies, tv shows and books. Known for its prestigious university, the city serves as a getaway for Brits and tourists alike. It’s easy to see why. With greenery everywhere and beautiful old buildings in every direction, what a gem Cambridge is!

You might be familiar with King’s College Chapel, the River Cam, and the Corpus Clock, but what about the hidden gems in Cambridge?

In this Cambridge hidden gems walking tour, the city will be revealed to you as it has not been before - you will get to visit Cambridge attractions that only locals and the most well-informed tourists know, while also finding out local stories and legends, such as the myth of how Newton built the Mathematical bridge himself or what saint is the patron of travellers.

Don’t worry, you don’t need to know anything about hidden gems in Cambridge to play the game. Anyone up for the adventure can do it – all that’s needed is to download our award-winning app and explore beautiful parts of town at your own pace, chosen to delight and entertain. 

Do you prefer adventures without tag-alongs? You’ll get complete freedom and privacy, as there aren’t any guides involved in our games.

Ready for a break? Take one! You can have a coffee or an ice cream break whenever you want with no pressure to keep going if you need a moment to relax. Ready to continue playing after your break? Just pick up where you left off and get right back into it!

A Cambridge Hidden Gems Tour has never been so fun!


  • Can be played on
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

  • During these hours
    Whole day

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  • Check out a gem Cambridge has to offer - The Mathematical Bridge on the river Cam, which connects the two shores of Queens' College

  • Find out the name from which originates the town named "Boston".

  • Walk through the rose garden dedicated to princess Diana, one of the hidden gems in Cambridge!


Whilst out and about on our Cambridge Hidden Gems tour, you’ll be swept up in a gripping story, brought to life by our top-notch writers:

Odd things are happening in Cambridge. Funny flags are exposed on buildings, bicycles' lockers are swapped around and tourists are stolen their caps while they take pictures of King's Chapel. Who's having fun messing around with the town? Rumours are, the soul of someone who had to do with a forgotten College, All Souls.

You, the Cambridgeshire-famous detective Oakley Clueless, were hired to solve the mystery and bring back peace and caps to the town.

Experience's route

Starting point The Mathematical Bridge
8 Silver St, Cambridge CB3 9ET, UK
Finish point Cambridge Union
9 Bridge St, Cambridge CB2 1UB, UK

Places you will visit


It will take you

47-77 mins

You will walk

4860 steps

Total distance

3.7 km

  • Best during the day
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Get the Questo app and you’re all set

Download it, choose your route and just walk to the starting point.

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