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Fitzwilliam College

Huntingdon Road, Cambridge CB3 0DG, England
44 1223 332000
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Ranked #74 of 100 Attractions in Cambridge
Type: Educational Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: Originally founded in 1869 as a school for those who couldn't afford full college enrollment, Fitzwilliam became a full college in Cambridge in 1966 and boasts such famous alumni as Norman Lamont and Derek Pringle.

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Suffolk, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Staff friendly. Fascinating building and artefacts/paintings. Free to visit. Shop rather pricey. Cafe closed quite early.

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Los Angeles, California
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70 reviews 70 reviews
22 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I stayed at this college housing for a conference and the rooms were terrible. Very small and run-down, with cubicle bathrooms that I have only ever seen in overcrowded Japanese hotels. There is no restaurant (or anything like that) on the college premises, and the only nearby pubs close their kitchens very early in the evening, as it's typical in... More

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

The building and its contents should not be missed. So much to admire. It has an interesting gift shop and a purposeful cafe.

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014 via mobile

My son is studying at this College. He is very pleased with the accommodation facilities, as well as all other facilities availzble. The only drawback is that it is some distance from the centre of Csmbridge and from the places where the lectures take place. The food at the College is worse that before and more expensive. The gardens are... More

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Bristol, England
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

The building itself was covered with scaffold and plastic sheeting when we visited, which was a shame, but the interior is magnificent with a section somewhere to please everybody. The cafe and shop is lovely and clean and not too pricey.

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32 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

This week I attended a Sutton Trust Summer School studying Economics and we were lucky to be given accommodation at Fitzwilliam College where we were served breakfast, provided with a packed lunch and then served dinner in the evening. My room was about twice the size of some other universities I have looked around and had a little pod like... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
12 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

Like Churchill, Fittzwilliam is a modern Cambridge college on the edge of the city. If you're a tourist don't go out of your way to visit as it's nothing special to look at.

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Cambridge UK
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38 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

Next to nothing to see. But it is a good example of 1960s 1970s architecture. Almost all colleges in Cambridge are closed to tourists, so the facade is all you get to see. Given that the Colleges are private property this is understandable

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