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Shared | Cambridge University Ghost Tour Led By University Alumni

Quick Details

Duration: 60 minutes

Departure Times: 5 pm

Meeting Point: Front entrance of King’s College on King’s Parade, Cambridge

Important Information:

  • Please arrive 5 minutes early to check-in
  • Look out for your guide wearing a royal blue uniform
  • Dress accordingly for the weather and wear comfortable shoes
Adult 18+
Youth/Student/Concession Youth (Ages 13-17)
Child Ages 3-12


In just an hour, go in search of ghosts and 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 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 dealt 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! 

Our classic 60-minute ghost tour covers some of the following highlights:

  • 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.
  • Ghost stories, witches, gruesome happenings, and some of the lesser-known history of the city

This is a shared walking tour conducted in English. While we visit a number of colleges this is not the time of day to go inside, so if you wish for that then sign up for our classic 90-minute college walking tour. Ghost sightings are not guaranteed, but we will do our best!