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Trinity College

Trinity St., Cambridge CB2 1TQ, England
44-1223-338400
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Ranked #15 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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Nice chapel, I liked the looked after grounds. This really is not to be missed and at £1 it's very cheap.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

One of the must sees for any Cambridge visitor! One of my favourite places to take friends and family for a nosey round.

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Bendigo, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Good value, interesting look inside the college. The library is well worth a visit, particularly the sculptures and the manuscripts they have on display. Keep in mind that it is a reading room, and you have to be silent and considerate of the people who may be working or studying in there.

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This is the college with the highest academic reputation and is steeped in history. I managed to sneak into the great court for free as this was where Harold Abrahams did the great court run (before the 12th chime of the clock) featured in Chariots of Fire. Seb Coe is the only other to achieve it and both became Olympic... More

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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The architecture matches the illustrious history, and wealth. Great Court is impressive but don't stop there, as there is so much to see from the Library to the Hall and the other quads

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This is so wonderful. Letters and study documents and major works such as Newton's working copy of Principia Mathematica. The whole place is amazingly atmospheric and a treat and time to reflect and think. The building itself was designed by Sir Christopher Wren in 1695 and is just a little off the beaten tourist route in Cambridge but right next... More

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San Francisco. CA
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

we totally missed the place as its window of open time is only 2 hours and my tour book failed to highlight this.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Trinity College grounds are immaculate and the college is steeped in history. The only problem, is that the majority of areas are closed to visitors, so besides walking around the two green areas and visiting the chapel there is really not a lot to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Amazing place. Got to meet the Law Fellows and Lord Robert Walker at the Award Cermeony. Loved how proud the first-year students are about their College - great ambassadors for Trinity.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Well we couldn't on the particular day we visited. Not sure about other days. But just go out the front. The main gates themselves are worth a look!

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