Shape Walks - Cambridge Past and Present

Start Point: Great St Mary's Church, Cambridge, CB2 3PQ

Duration: 1.5 to 2 hours (16 stop points, 40 mins audio)

Charges and Opening Times: Some stops on this walk have opening times and charges as follows:
Great St Mary's: 9 am to 4.30 pm daily. No charge for church.
King's College Chapel: Variable but generally open 9.30 am to 3.30 pm daily. Adults 5. concs 3.50
Clare Fellow's Garden: 10 am to 4.30 pm daily. Adults 2.50.
Corpus Christi College: 2 pm to 4 pm daily. No charge.

Important: avoid May and June when colleges close for examinations.

Accessibility: This walk is accessible to wheelchair users.

Opening times: Museums are usually closed on Mondays. Some colleges are closed during the examination period of May and June. If timings and dates are critical for you we recommend you contact the destinations themselves for latest details.

Charges: Local residents have free access to some colleges, including King's College Chapel, on production of proof of residence. If you are a member of Cambridge University, past or present, you have free access to the colleges on production of your CamCard.

Audio Downloads >>

Download the Complete Audio Tour (zip file):
Cambridge Past and Present (10.4 MB)

This audio download contains the complete Cambridge Past and Present tour, tracks 1 - 16. When downloaded, it will appear as a zip file. Double click on this file to open the folder, which contains all 16 mp3 tracks. The mp3 tracks can then be copied onto any listening device, whether your mobile phone, i player, mp3 player or to burn onto CD.

Please Note:
Before you go on the Accordia walk, it would be useful to listen to the first three tracks to get an idea of what to expect. These can be listened to below but are also included in the full audio download.

Track 1: Introduction

Track 2: Great St Mary's

Track 3: Senate House


Vicky Smith - Photography and Research

Simon Ruffle - Original Web & Mapping Technology

Jim Simmonds - Music

Jonathan Ruffle - Script and Voice

Content Produced by Stride Design Ltd, Cambridge, UK, 2006 for Shape East.

Terms and Conditions: By downloading this MP3/Podcast audio guide you agree to the following:

Safety: Remain stationary whilst listening to the audio guide. Switch off your player and remove your earpieces when moving between stops and use your map to find your way around. Be aware of bicycles, traffic and other unexpected hazards, and be especially careful at night. This walk was prepared in June 2006 and was as correct and complete as possible at that time. Shape East and Stride Design do not accept responsibility for subsequent changes in planning, building and highways, and works taking place in the city.

Copyright: Reproduction of any part of the website, map or audio guide without permission is strictly forbidden.

Disclaimer: You take this walk at your own risk. Shape East and Stride Design do not accept responsibility for the hazards of walking in the city. Whilst every effort has been taken in compiling this website/audio guide and the statements and information herein are believed to be correct, Shape East and Stride Design do not accept responsibility for any inaccuracies.

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