Cambridge's Hidden Gems: A 48 Hour Adventure – Mystery Guides
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Cambridge's Hidden Gems: A 48 Hour Adventure

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Day 1


Start your Mystery Guides adventure

Your mystery begins…Great St. Mary's Church

A church dating back to 1200s.


Clues 1 - 11: Does the apple fall far from the tree?

In the first half of your adventure, you'll discover Market Square, The Backs and Trinity College.

Close to Trinity College you'll find Newton's Apple Tree which stands outside the scientists former room, where the story goes, that after witnessing an apple fall Newton began to develop the theory of gravity. The tree grew from a cutting originally found in Newton's family home.


Take a Break!

Enjoy a bite to eat at the Mitre pub around the half way point of your adventure. The pub stands on the site of two former inns (The Blackmoor's Head and The Cock & Magpie). Both inns depended on the waterways being busy, so when train travel became more popular pubs began to shut, leaving only the Cock & Magpie behind. 


Clues 12-16: How did Rose Crescent get its name?

In the second part of your adventure, you'll discover the Round Church, King's Parade and the picturesque Rose Crescent where you can peruse exquisite independent shops. This area got its name as it was the former yard of the Rose Inn.


4pm (approx.)

Finish your adventure

Your mystery ends…around Bene't Street

Grab a bite to eat at the final location or explore one of the many restaurants nearby (including Italian, BBQ and Thai). 

The Bridge of Sighs

Stay the Night

Every adventurer needs a place to rest, why not walk in the footsteps of the nation's wondrous minds and spend the night in halls of residence at famous Christ's College Cambridge - famous alumni include Charles Darwin, J Robert Oppenheimer and Sacha Baron Cohen!


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Day 2

How did two soldiers spend their demob money?

Marvel at the wonderous treats and delights inside longstanding Fitzbillies where staff are there to help you indulge, sit back and relax. Fitzbillies has been a Cambridge staple since it was established in 1920, by Ernest and Arthur Mason who used their ‘demob’ allowance from WW1 to set up the business. Demob money was traditionally used to buy clothes and other essentials for soldiers after they returned from the war.


Can you spot the Mason brother's initials in faded gold paint above the door?


Where it all began…

Take in a show at the ADC theatre, home to the famous Footlights (one of Britain's oldest sketch comedy troupes) where many a famous actor made their start. With a list too long to name them all but includes, Eric Idle, Hugh Laurie, David Mitchell, Sue Perkins, Ian McKellen and Stephen Fry to name a few. This is the best seat in the house to see up-and-coming stars!