Cambridge City Centre Murder Mystery Trail

A Brief Murder In Time


Only one purchase required for a group of
up to 6 people


Would you like to explore the elegant streets of Cambridge whilst solving a world-changing murder mystery?

Well, you’ve come to the right place, detective! A Brief Murder In Time is an imaginative treasure hunt with a whodunit twist. This self-guided city tour experience leads you on a thrilling journey around one of the world’s most prestigious university cities, past renowned museums and spectacularly preserved architecture. Along the way, you’ll discover historical landmarks and hidden gems, solve cryptic puzzles and find hidden clues to ultimately deduce whodunit. The game is afoot!

No Nobel Prize or Cambridge degree required! This trail is suitable for detectives of all abilities. Available for instant download. So, what are you waiting for?!

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About this awesome trail

This Cambridge Murder Mystery Trail has the perfect route plotted out to ensure you see all the highlights in the city centre!

A Brief Murder In Time – Cambridge Murder Mystery Trail is a self-guided walking tour that navigates you past the best historical landmarks and points of interest that Cambridge has to offer, including:

  • King’s College Chapel
  • Trinity College
  • Clare College Bridge
  • Mathematical Bridge
  • Newton’s Apple Tree
  • The Corpus Clock
  • Punters on the River Cam
  • & much more.

The route for this Cambridge treasure hunt is relatively flat, about 2km long and will take approximately 3 hours to complete. There are plenty of refreshment stops and photo opportunities along the way!

Cambridge trail statistics:

  • Start location: Outside the Round Church, Bridge St, CB2 1UB (view on Google Maps)
  • End location: Outside the Anchor Pub, Silver St, CB3 9EL. A good spot for a celebratory refreshment!
  • Clue difficulty: ⭐⭐⭐
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Distance: 2km
  • Terrain: Easy
  • Wheelchair/buggy accessible: OK*

The case synopsis:

Teleport to a world full of cut-throat luminaries, ground-breaking inventions, and the murder of a profound pioneer. But which intellectual is behind these insidious events? Never has your IQ been so challenged as in this, your most perplexing case yet. Deduce who the cunning killer is on this thrilling chase through the streets of Cambridge before they strike again!

Trail overview:

  • A murder mystery themed self-guided walking tour around Cambridge City Centre.
  • Discover historical landmarks and hidden gems as you follow the trail.
  • Solve clues to discover evidence, eliminate suspected characters and weapons, and ultimately deduce whodunit.
  • Instantly downloadable trail.
  • Print onto A4 paper or follow the trail using any smartphone or tablet device (see below).
  • Ideal for groups of 2-6 people. Only one purchase required per group, so makes for an affordable day out!
  • Self-guided tour – do whenever you like and at your own pace.
  • Whether a local or visiting somewhere new, our trails are the best way to explore and learn about your surroundings.
  • Solve correctly, and you'll receive a certificate and a voucher towards your next trail!
Discover landmarks
& hidden gems
Find clues &
solve puzzles
Deduce whodunit
to crack the case!
  • Discover landmarks & hidden gems
  • Find clues & solve puzzles
  • Deduce whodunit to crack the case!

How does it work?

Our trails are self-guided walking tours. This means you can conquer them at your own pace, taking as many detours and pit-stops as you desire. We’ve investigated all the highlights each location has to offer which have been carefully crafted into our Killer Trails, so there’s plenty of selfie opportunities along each route. Before you know it, you’ll have walked a mile and already be dying to solve your next case!

Simply download and print the trail onto A4 paper and you’re ready to go. No access to a printer? No worries. Alternatively, you can follow the trail using any tablet or smartphone device. Just make sure to note down your answers as you go to complete the Cryptic Crossword or Wordsearch when back at home with a warm cuppa. Learn more...

Who is the trail aimed at?

Killer Trails are challenging adventures full of riddles, cryptic puzzles and gripping stories for anyone who loves to explore, socialise and learn. Our creative team has devised compelling narratives for each trail that are full of pop culture parodies for the eagle-eyed detective. You’ll get a kick out of our trails if you enjoy escape rooms, puzzles, scavenger hunts, ghost and historical tours, murder mysteries and board games.

Our Murder Mystery style treasure hunts are ideal for a thrilling day out with family, friends, spouses or colleagues. Highly addictive for adults and the whole family, you’ll be gutted you didn’t find out about us sooner. Our trails work best for small groups of two to six people. Purchasing and printing just one copy of the trail is required per group. Everyone will work better as a team and this also makes for an affordable day out! More than six people in your group?

Plot a killer day out in Cambridge

Cambridge is famous the world over for its prestigious colleges, architectural triumphs and picturesque views over the River Cam. Every corner you turn starts with a gasp or a ‘wow’.

Home to more Nobel Prize winners than any other city, it’s no wonder Cambridge is full of discoveries, culture and inspiration. Wander through the winding streets and admire the eclectic mix of modern life and ancient architecture. Follow in the steps of Cambridge’s luminaries such as Charles Darwin, Alan Turing and Stephen Hawking to name a few.

If you’re searching for fun things to do in Cambridge, then call off the search! This Murder Mystery themed treasure hunt captures the essence of the city, leaving you with a clear understanding of what the area has to offer, and a smile on your face. Our blog post on the 10 top things to do in Cambridge is a great way to see what’s in store for your upcoming trip.

Top tip: Fuel up with a sticky Chelsea bun at the much-loved Cambridge institution – Fitzbillies before you start the trail (200m from the start location)!

Inspect all of our murder mystery themed trails in Cambridgeshire and the East of England.

*The route is all paved or solid. Some road crossing points may not have dropped kerbs. Some of the route has cobbled streets. Head to Access Cambridge for more local information.

Don't just take our word for it...

Affordable, fun, and something different”

The murder mystery trail was so fun and such a unique and engaging way to look at things you wouldn’t normally see, and learn things about York you might miss at other attractions. It’s affordable, fun, and something different. Easy to follow, simple instructions and the perfect level of clue difficulty for all!

Review of York's Murder Mystery Trail, by paranormalpagan via Tripadvisor

Fun times for all the family”

Friends and I completed this at the weekend. I’ve lived in Manchester for 8 years now and I still found new things. Great story, would say it’s a medium level in terms of how challenging it was. Highly recommended. Even better with adults having a couple of drinks at key locations.

the perfect birthday outing”

This turned out to be the perfect birthday outing for my husband during the lockdown restrictions. It was a really fun experience. And my husband wants to check out other trails in different cities soon. It was so cool finding clues while spotting things we had never noticed in the city. We stopped half way through to have lunch outdoor with food we took along as all restaurants are closed due to the lockdown. Thank you so much. This is a brilliant concept.

A great cheap day out”

I was in charge of planning a trip for my family, as a day out. They said to me that there were all money conscious and that I had to make it cheap. I stumbled across Killer Trails murder mystery and thought perfect! Around £13 in total for a mystery that all six of us could play, which worked out to be a few pound each between us! I printed the PDF file that was sent to me three times, and we split into three groups of two. This made us highly competitive and so much fun! We raved from start to finish to see who could complete it first, we were so competitive and the game was so good that every minute flew by, we were laughing and giggling bumping into each other, hiding our secrets and trying not to look obvious when we found something the entire way around! It was actually so much fun. I don’t usually write long reviews but I thought this company well deserved one. What a great, cheap day out for my entire family. And also if we wanted to stick together we could have, and taken it slow and enjoyed the walk. Either way would work. 10/10

Review of London's West End Murder Mystery Trail, by Inspiration776588 via Tripadvisor

A brilliant way to see the city”

We only had one day in Liverpool so this mystery trail was a great way to see all the highlights in just a few hours. Plus the trail was fun to complete along the way.

Exploring the monuments”

Exploring the monuments in London and the fact there were lots of smaller clues so each one didn’t take ages to solve

Review of London's West End Murder Mystery Trail, by Elinor Y. via Killer Trails website review

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