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Trinity College

Trinity St., Cambridge CB2 1TQ, England
44-1223-338400
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Ranked #18 of 107 attractions in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Educational Sites, Historic Sites
Description: Founded in 1546 by Henry VIII, this college boasts the famous apple tree that prompted Isaac Newton to develop his theory of gravity.
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Langley City, Canada
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174 reviews 174 reviews
125 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Went to Trinity College as part of a tour of The University on a trip with my students. We were wanting to focus on the history of science, and no better place to do this then the home of Isaac Newton - who's famous apple trip (or it's ancestor) is parked right out front! While much of the college was... More

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Kifisia, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Trinity is the most beautiful of all the colleges in my opinion. Sadly, many parts are closed to visitors, but do not miss any opportunity to visit this magnificent place.

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Upton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

A very dear and longstanding friend studied at Trinity, taking his degree and an MA. Having lived near Cambridge myself, it was a privilege and an honour to be allowed to see parts of Trinity that were not open to the public, and understand the tradition that makes our education system the envy of the world. Thank you Doug for... More

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Adana, Turkey
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59 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We visited Cambridge on a spur of the moment idea for our anniversary. One of our top attractions to visit was Trinity College. I'm not sure why but I've been drawn to visit this college most out of Cambridge's other colleges. Since then I have herd that Trinity is the richest college there and also boasts the ownership of an... More

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São José dos Campos, São Paulo, Brazil
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

One of my favorites colleges, it costs one pound to enter and this is the unversity where Isaac Newthon studied. There are a nice chapel and library. Must see attraction.

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York, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The main gate features a statue of Henry VIII with a chair leg in hand (one of the student pranks). I went with a guide who told me that the stones decorating the ground in front of the main gate were the same ones as a couple of hundreds years ago. Apparently when the college decided they needed to some... More

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Palo Alto, California
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Fell in love with the college courtyard - built by Henry the VIII if I remember right. charming ivy clad buildings , stained glass windows in dining room (saw from outside). you can see where newton lived and Prince Charles and other royalty also studied here as did Philby and the other infamous Cambridge infamous 5 from the cold war... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Little bit difficult to find the main entrance of this building, after few walk in the end we found the gate, same like other college there really amazing, you could imagine if you could study in one of the college there

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Talloires, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Beautiful and historic college grounds. The chapel was lovely and the choir was rehearsing while I was there. The ethereal sound was very atmospheric. Very relaxing to stand awhile and enjoy the music. Friendly and helpful staff (except for the library).

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Trinity College is the largest college in the university and was founded by Henry VIII in 1546. The great Gate where you enter is older than the college itself. There is £1 fee to enter the college. We walked around the courtyard which has impressive fountain and the beautiful chapel with the statues of Sir Isaac Newton and Lord Tennyson... More

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