Gonville & Caius College, University of Cambridge

Gonville & Caius College, University of Cambridge: Our most recommended tours and activities

Cambridge: Guided Historic Walking Tour

1. Cambridge: Guided Historic Walking Tour

Your tour will begin in the historic heart of Cambridge, near to the old Roman road. You will see the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, built by monks in the 12th century for travellers. Continue on to see three of the famous Cambridge colleges: St John's, Trinity (with its 34 Nobel Prize winners) and Gonville and Caius. Once you arrive in the geographical centre of Cambridge you will learn about the Great St Mary's Church and the University's 18th century Senate House where graduation ceremonies are held. Enjoy the splendour of King's College Chapel, built over a hundred years by five kings. Through your professional guide, learn the fascinating history of Cambridge's newest attraction, the Corpus Christi clock, unveiled by Stephen Hawking in 2008. Your guide will accompany you to the 11th century Church of St Bene't where townsfolk have been worshipping since it was built in 1030. A short stroll will lead you to the famous Eagle Pub, home to a lot of fascinating stories that your guide will be sure to regale you with. Finish outside the old Cavendish Laboratory where 29 Nobel Prizes were won and where modern physics was invented.

Cambridge University: Ghost Tour Led by University Alumni

2. Cambridge University: Ghost Tour Led by University Alumni

Search for ghosts and hear the supernatural stories of Cambridge. See where Wordsworth made ghost spotting scientific, find the origin of the phrase ‘the skeleton in the cupboard’, and hear about the modern ghost story that made the national press. Find out why you might see horses floating around King’s Chapel, see if you can espy Oliver Cromwell’s ghost, and end up in the most haunted place in Cambridge. The age of the university, the even older age of the city, and the dank fens surrounding the city, are the perfect ingredients for spooky events. All our guides are either current or former students at the university. They have lived in drafty old college buildings, they have shivered in dark corners of the colleges, and some have even experienced the ghosts. This is all about hearing it from the horse’s mouth, and from those who will really give you a thrill. Hear about the digging up of dead bodies, learn about how witches were deal with in a supposedly educated city, and find out what sort of meat was burning in the marketplace. Find out about the nice ghost in the haunted bookshop and the unhappy ghosts of Corpus Christi. And finally, learn what to do if you hear a panting hound behind you. See classic Cambridge buildings from the outside, like Trinity College, Gonville and Caius College, Clare College, King’s Chapel, Haunted Bookshop, St Edward the Martyr Church, Market Square, Eagle Pub, Corpus Christi College, St Botolph’s Lane, Little St Mary’s Lane and Peterhouse. It covers ghost stories, but also throws in witches, gruesome happenings, and some of the less known history of the city.

Cambridge: Cambridge and the British Empire Walking Tour

3. Cambridge: Cambridge and the British Empire Walking Tour

Take an immersive journey through history on a guided walking tour of Cambridge. Analyze the impact of the British Empire on the development of the University of Cambridge. Learn about the good and bad consequences of their complex ties. Meet your guide in the city center and begin your insightful walk, passing by churches and university buildings. Engage in group discussions to explore local entanglements with the Transatlantic Slave Trade and the legacies of imperialism, including the development of some academic disciplines. Step into the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology and consider the uncomfortable history surrounding museum collections and academic pursuits. Reflect on current issues of equality, history, and memory, with the help of your guide before the end of the tour.

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What people are saying about Gonville & Caius College, University of Cambridge

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 87 reviews

Our guide was an alumni of Cambridge and had a winning personality. He combined historical facts and figures with amusing and profound anecdotes. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our tour and considered it high value.

Incredible tour with Sum, very informative and so much fun for the hour+ Amazing experience, thank you!! X

Great tour,lots of.information and interesting details that I wouldn't have known otherwise.

Jonny our guide was amusing & knowledgable - very enjoyable

The Tommy the guide was very friendly and knowledgeable.