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Cambridge University: Ghost Tour Led by University Alumni

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Activity provider: Alumni Tours

Cambridge University: Ghost Tour Led by University Alumni

Activity provider: Alumni Tours

From US$ 22.74 per person

Explore one of the most haunted areas in the country and find out about the gruesome things that happened at Cambridge University in the past on this guided walking tour with a university alumni.

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Duration 1 hour
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible
Private group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Listen to spine-chilling tales about the dark past of Cambridge University
  • Search for ghosts as you explore sights like a spooky haunted bookshop
  • Feel the thrill of hearing ghost stories from an actual student or alumni
  • Capture pictures of the outside of sights like Trinity College and King’s Chapel
  • Uncover the lesser-known history of the city with topics like witchcraft
Full description

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.

Includes
  • University alumni guide
  • Walking tour
  • Entrance fees to colleges not listed on the itinerary

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Look out for your guide wearing who will be wearing a royal blue uniform at the entrance to King's College.

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Tommy was a very enthusiastic & informative guide!

November 1, 2022

The Tommy the guide was very friendly and knowledgeable.

October 29, 2022

October 21, 2022

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