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Literary Tours of Cambridge - a wonderfully, interesting way to explore Cambridge

Our professionally-guided tours of Literary Cambridge feed memory and imagination. We’ll  take you where writers crafted, experimented or proclaimed their works. Come with us to monuments and locations in Central Cambridge – as well as a few secret spots…  We aim to visit at least one college site.

Choose from:

  • Cambridge Writers, past and present:  highlights the ‘famous names’ engaged by this historic city.
    • Come with us around the environs associated with writers from Town and Gown;
    • One college site is usually included;
    • 2 hours.
  • Who Wrote Here?’  A tour for English-speaking and International students. Most English Literature courses include Cambridge writers.  We:-
    • Identify local features significant to some great novelists, poets, playwrights, and diarists;
    • Led, where possible, with trained and experienced English or TEFL teachers;
    • 1 ½ – 2 hours.
  • Women Writers of Cambridge:Taking in locations known to Virginia Woolf, Sylvia Plath, Zadie Smith, PD James and Rebecca Stott, and their adepts across the genres: .
    • Touch on their influences;
    • and reactions!
    • 2 hours.
  • Women in Cambridge: Hear the surprising, shocking, and sometimes funny, story of how women made their mark on the University of Cambridge.
    • From the medieval founders to today’s senior academics, college heads, and influential alumnae;
    • 2 hours
  • Book Groups off the Sofa: An informed stroll through scenes associated with:
    • Scenarios in novels;
    • spots of drama;
    • shadows of poems…;
    • Shades and vibrations from Classic and Contemporary writings;
    •  2 hours.
  • Walking with the Faithful: Cambridge contains so many writers and thinkers who were, or are, followers of the major world faiths.
    • Walk where ‘prayer has been valid’ and controversy explored by scholarship, spirituality and action;
    • Salute many Honest Doubters and Social Reformers;
    • 2 hours.

It’s best to wear comfortable shoes and dress suitably for Cambridge weather!

At the end of your tour we’ll happily suggest suitable cafes, bars and restaurants to continue your discussions!

Our guides

We’re all trained by trained and approved by the Institute of Tourist Guides. What’s more,

  • We have professional trainings relating to the world of literature.
  • Teachers, editors, and academics – many stalwarts of Book Groups – can be called on.

Telephone: 01223 860214 [Office hours only – or Voicemail.]

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