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Kershman’s Castle Walk in Cambridge

Monday January 18Wednesday June 30

You don’t have to walk far in Cambridge to unlock a wealth of historical lessons. In a brilliant, pocket-sized book, Walking Cambridge: 1,000 years of history in 8 walks, Andrew Kershman guides you around the city with fresh eyes.

With lockdown rules limiting exercise to once a day, why not make the most of a morning or afternoon stroll and learn more about your local area?

Kershman’s Castle Walk takes in some sweet and formerly bitter sights over the course of 2.4 miles, looping around the viewpoint of Castle Mound. It features a cluster of museums, churches and old pubs sadly off limits at the moment, but you can learn about their history in the pages of the book and online.

The walk begins at the Museum of Cambridge, ‘one of the city’s hidden gems’ packed with old everyday artefacts (tools, pub signs, shop fittings) that provide a valuable window onto its history. Although closed for the time being, the museum has plenty of online resources – including inspiration for homeschooling activities.

Kettle’s Yard is another treasure currently shut – a beautiful house and gallery which belonged to influential Tate Gallery curator Jim Ede and his wife Helen.

To see the itinerary go to this Cambridge News link https://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/news/cambridge-news/winter-walks-cambridge-castle-hill-19592441


Monday January 18
Wednesday June 30
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Castle Hill
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire United Kingdom + Google Map

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