Cambridge University Ghost Tour: An Alumni-led Encounter with the Supernatural
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24 Ratings
Cambridgeshire
Embark on a thrilling alumni-led ghost tour of Cambridge University, delving into the supernatural stories and haunted history of the world's most haunted university. Discover the origins of ghost spotting, uncover hidden secrets, and encounter famous specters. Join us for an hour of spine-chilling exploration!
Duration: 2 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
Highlights
  • King’s College - Meet our manager at the meeting point (blue flag) at the entrance of King’s college on King’s Parade to start your tour.
What's Included
  • Tours conducted by University Alumni Guides
  • Unique blue attire showcasing Alumni Tours coat of arms
  • Uncover tales of ghosts, witches, and spine-chilling events in Cambridge
  • Explore notorious ghost sighting hotspots
What's Not Included
  • Gratuities
Additional Information

Discover the globe’s most ghostly academic institution

In a mere sixty minutes, pursue phantoms and the eerie tales of Cambridge. Visit the spot where Wordsworth revolutionized ghost hunting, uncover the roots of the idiom ‘the skeleton in the cupboard’, and learn about the contemporary ghost tale that captivated the nation’s news. Understand why you might catch sight of spectral horses around King’s Chapel, look out for Oliver Cromwell’s apparition, and conclude your journey in Cambridge’s most haunted site. The longstanding history of the university, the city’s more ancient past, and the surrounding, damp fens create the ideal conditions for paranormal occurrences.

  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair.
Location
Cambridge Alumni Tours
King's Parade
Please meet outside the main entrance to King’s College, King's Parade. Your guide will be wearing an item of royal blue clothing, a jacket, cap, beanie, or polo shirt.
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
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97aaront
Nov 2, 2023
Great family night out - Franchesco was a great guide and very knowledgeable of the area and it's ghosts. It was so scary we even saw a UFO!
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Q3169umgeoffreyl
Oct 27, 2023
Thank you Francesco for showing us spooooky Cambridge - Our guide Francesco was well informed and made the experience enjoyable for myself and my family who were visiting from the U.S.A.
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U8889kclisag
Oct 17, 2023
Great stories - thanks Lynsey - Lynsey was a fab guide - lots of detailed stories and really knew her stuff. Very interesting. Was worried it might be similar route to normal walking tour but it was nicely different. Very glad I did it.
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181benedicteg
Oct 16, 2023
90mins walking tour with Lindsay - Our guide was very friendly and gave us a good insight of the Cambridge university history through the eyes of a student. It was very enjoyable!
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Alannam886
Oct 14, 2023
Excellent - Lindsay, our guide, was absolutely fantastic and gave us a brilliant tour. Would highly recommend
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Littlelauuk
Oct 3, 2023
Ghostly Goings on! - Fantastic tour with Francesco, he brought to life the ghostly goings on of Cambridge past and present with aplomb despite the rain! Listen to tales tales of Oliver Cromwells missing head, the poor suffering ‘Witches’ in market square and why you must never close the window at the Eagle Pub. All this and more delivered with enough of a spooky edge and a little humour to boot. A perfect hour with a Cambridge Alumni sharing the macabre side of various colleges. Thoroughly enjoyed the tour and would highly recommend it.
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413avc
Oct 1, 2023
Great tour and tour guide! - We joined the tour with Michael. It was a for a school trip. I really enjoyed the tour, he was really kind and interesting and talked about the attractions passionate. Very good experience!! Thanks Michael 😊
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Flyer542351
Sep 25, 2023
Fantastic guide! Thanks Lindsay! - Our guide was Lindsay, and she really made the tour interesting! She was knowledgeable, funny and really engaging. She made the tour interactive and relevant to our group and had so many interesting facts that really made you wonder about the ghostly occurrences, I was fascinated to know more! She was so helpful and friendly and even when the tour had finished, she gave us some other interesting information. And later when we bumped into her again on her bicycle she stopped to chat and tell us more! She’s so generous with her time and is committed to making visitors feel welcome and familiar with Cambridge. We’d highly recommended her for anyone’s tour, she’s fab! Thanks again Lindsay!
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58elmiram
Mar 31, 2023
Great experience with our first guided tour. Money well spend. - Justin was amazing guide , very patient with all of us ! I personally was surprised and did learn way more compare to doing my own research . Would recommend to friends and colleagues.
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Vdizzy
Dec 11, 2022
Thoroughly engaging and would recommend. - Francesco led us on an hour long ghost tour. It was fascinating hearing the stories and also different parts of the city. Thoroughly engaging and would recommend.
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