Cambridge MP3 Audio Walking Tours
We have two MP3 audio walks around Cambridge, Classic Cambridge and City Life and Open Spaces. You can download them individually for £3 each, or buy both together for £5. All our walks include a map in PDF format, which you will find within the zip file that you download immediately after purchase. Audio files are standard MP3 format, suitable for use on iPods and other MP3-compatible devices. —
Zip file (includes PDF map): 47Mb
Audio points: 15
Audio length: 35:38 mins
Walking time: 60 mins
City Life and Open Spaces
This 60-minute walk discovers some of Cambridge’s lesser-known attractions, as well as its famous green spaces. See Jesus Green, Midsummer Common, Parker’s Piece, Peterhouse, Pembroke College and the Fitzwilliam Museum.
Zip file (includes PDF map): 49Mb
Audio points: 19
Audio length: 36:22 mins
Walking time: 60 mins
Special offer: Anyone who buys the Cambridge Tour Pack also receives a valuable selection of discounts and offers at restaurants and bars around the city, courtesy of www.localsecrets.com.
On our two Cambridge walks, you will hear about many of the city’s major historical highlights, including:
The tours take you past many of the city’s famous colleges, including: King’s College and its famous King’s College Chapel, which took more than 100 years to build; Queen’s College, founded in 1448, and home to the Mathematical Bridge, an unusual architectural highlight of the tour – hear about the myths and rumours surrounding its construction; St John’s College, home to the School of Pythagorus – the oldest building in the university – and the Bridge of Sighs, built in 1831 and modelled on its namesake in Venice; Trinity College, whose former students include Isaac Newton, Lord Tennyson, Lord Byron and Francis Bacon; Sidney Sussex College, whose most celebrated alumni is Oliver Cromwell – his head was later buried in the ante-chapel; Jesus College, founded in 1496 on the site of a former nunnery by John Alcock, Bishop of Ely, and once educated Samuel Taylor Coleridge and, more recently, Prince Edward; and Peterhouse, the city’s oldest college.
The River Cam
You haven’t experienced Cambridge unless you have wound your way through the colleges straddling the River Cam on a chauffeured punt. Punting is one of the most popular activities for tourists in the city, andCambridge is one of the few places left in the world where you can have a go yourself.
As the name suggests, the Backs refers to the area behind the colleges. It offers spectacular views of many of the most celebrated centres of academia, including King’s, Queen’s, Clare and St John’s colleges.
The Round Church
Actually called the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, this small Norman church is one of a handful of surviving round churches in the country.
Jesus Green, Parker’s Piece and Midsummer Common
A celebrated open space, Jesus Green is home to the country’s longest outdoor swimming pool, and also hosts the annual Cambridge Beer Festival. Parker’s Piece is the place where the rules for football were devised by a group of students in the early 1800s, while Midsummer Common is home to the famous Midsummer Fair, held every June.
The Fitzwilliam Museum
Home to a much admired art collection, featuring works by Titian, Rubens, Van Dyck, Canaletto, Hogarth, Gainsborough, Constable, Monet, Renoir, Cezanne and Picasso. Other highlights include antiquities from Ancient Egypt, Greek and Roman sculpture and hundreds of ancient, medieval and modern coins.
Events in Cambridge
Cambridge attractions and places to stay
Tourist Tracks recommends the following tourist attractions and places to stay during your time in Cambridge.
Cambridge and County Folk Museum
Explore the life and times of Cambridge people in this friendly, social history museum
Imperial War Museum Duxford
Europe’s premier aviation museum, which has discounted entry for those arriving by bus from Cambridge.
Lets Go Punting
Specialising in private and shared chauffeured punting tours of Cambridge’s riparian colleges
Scudamores Punting Company
Offers a range of punting opportunities, from chauffeured punts to ghost tours.
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