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Historical Walking Tours of Cambridge

We love Cambridge, and believe that the best way to experience it is on foot with a guide who appreciates its treasures. We’ve been leading our acclaimed Round Church guided walks for over 25 years, and work with a dedicated team of local guides to bring you a small-group walking experience which is personal, engaging and unforgettable.

 

Our approach is a little different from a standard tourist tour: we believe that ideas matter, and focus on how a small number of big ideas have shaped the university over eight eventful centuries. Join us on a walk to see just how much Cambridge’s story of saints, sinners, sceptics, and scholars has to say to us today.

University Walk

What turned a boggy medieval town into a world-class university city? Join one of our engaging guides on the University Walk to see the beautiful city of Cambridge, all while encountering the key ideas, people and movements which have shaped the University of Cambridge and its colleges over the past 800 years.

 

Be transported back in time as you walk the same streets once taken by famous Cambridge alumni like Isaac Newton, William Wilberforce and John Milton. Discover stories about the Cambridge characters who transformed the world, as we explore subjects such as the emergence of the university from Christian monasteries, the Protestant Reformation, the development of modern science, movements for the rule of law and religious freedom, and the campaign to abolish the British slave trade.

 

Starting inside the quirky 12th-century Round Church, the tour will take you through Cambridge’s historic centre. While we cannot guarantee college entrance on any given day, most walks enter approximately two colleges to gain some perspective on Cambridge’s distinctive, college-based university structure. We aim to give you a feel for some of Cambridge’s most iconic spots, including the River Cam, Great St Mary’s (the university church), the Senate House, the Corpus Christi clock, The Eagle pub, Cambridge’s oldest building, and the Old Cavendish Laboratory.

 

Walks meet in the Round Church Visitor Centre and last 90-120 minutes. Public tours run every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 2:15pm and we are also happy to arrange private tours (please see below for more information).

Gatehouse and first court of St John's College Cambridge

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Every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 2.15pm

 

Length: 90-120 minutes
Rates: £14, £12 students,

children 12 and under free

Orange and yellow fall leaves and stone wall of a Cambridge college gate

大学徒步游(普通话)

每周六(6月和7月)下午 1:30

 

时长:90-120 分钟

价格:14 英镑,学生 12 英镑,12 岁及以下儿童免费

我们也很乐意为至少 10 人的团体安排私人游览。

Lampposts, benches and trees covered in snow

C. S. Lewis Walk

Discover the living legacy of C. S. Lewis on a guided walking tour of Cambridge, and find out more about the events which brought him to the University, the places he frequented, and the ideas and works which have made him one of the 20th century’s most celebrated authors.

 

We have temporarily paused our C.S. Lewis Walks until August. At other times, C.S. Lewis Walks may be arranged on a private basis. Please see below for details.

Stained glass window and Hugh Latimer's pulpit in St Edward King and Martyr Church, Cambridge

Reformation Walk

Explore how the Reformation overturned the religious life of its day and profoundly transformed Western society. Discover how Cambridge helped to ignite this faith-fuelled revolution and came to be know as ‘the seat of the English Reformation’.

 

Reformation Walks may be arranged on a private basis. Please see below for details.

Private Walks

We are very happy to arrange private guided walks when capacity allows. For a private tour, you can choose between the University Walk, Reformation Walk, or C.S. Lewis Walk.

 

For groups of up to 15 people: private walks can be arranged for £140 for up to 10 people. Depending on the type of walk, there may be the option to add up to 5 additional people at the standard rates (£14 for adults, £12 for students, free for children aged 12 and under).

 

For groups of more than 15 people: we welcome bookings from larger groups, for which we will generally provide more than one guide. Please get in touch for further details.

 

Please get in touch on walks@christianheritage.org.uk to arrange a private walk.

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