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Address: Trinity St., Cambridge CB2 1TQ, England
Phone Number: 44-1223-338400
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Founded in 1546 by Henry VIII, this college boasts the famous apple tree...

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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A college where the greats of the past studied

We visit here regularly as our son studies Maths at Trinity. The college is steeped in history having probably the most famous set of alumni. The Wren library is well worth a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Heath H
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Edgware, United Kingdom

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Edgware, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visit here regularly as our son studies Maths at Trinity. The college is steeped in history having probably the most famous set of alumni. The Wren library is well worth a look. The main dining hall is very much like Hogwarts with splendid paintings on the wall and candle lit in the evening. If you get the chance attend... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here for our Christmas. We had initial drinks in the junior common room. We then had dinner in one of the halls which was well waited and the food was good. The desert involved some fancy presentation of what was essentially a pair, but when served cold wasn't really a hit. Otherwise a good experience.

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Thank dafernando5
Krakow, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

During this visit I understood that it is easy to make english lawn. The only work you need to do is cut the grass and watered... 400 years... By the way rest of the College was quite interesting too :)

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Thank MichalSkowron
Ely, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Check hours to make sure the college is open to visitors before you make your plans. The Great Gate, the Wren library, views of the Cam and St Johns, step through the court where Eric Liddell (who inspired the film, Chariots of Fire) raced, walk through the beautiful chapel and bask in the history--so many reasons to include Trinity College... More 

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Thank Wanderlist777
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

The Great Court in Trinity is definitely a sight to see, the water feature in the middle is absolutely glorious, especially against the setting afternoon sun. The one thing you absolutely must do is see the choir and the chapel. Trust me, this is without a doubt one of the best college choirs in Cambridge, and even if it isn't... More 

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Thank Amber E
North Wales, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

Trinity College is an amazing place of learning and ,for the visitor, the walls seem to talk as the atmosphere hangs heavy with history of past masters and scholars who have gone on to contribute so much to society.

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Thank littlemo74
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

Its worth a visit but I don't think Trinity is anything spectacular. Personally, I prefer Kings chapel and Jesus grounds.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

We're talking here about atmosphere atmosphere and or atmosphere. One of the world's most famous universities/colleges (we're talking Isaac Newton here) just meandering around imagining what life would have been three or four centuries ago is reward in itself. Take your time. Do not rush this it needs to be savoured

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Thank rlwoody
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Citadel of modern Education......go, feel, explore and do click yourself below the Apple tree which made Newton famous or is it the other way round :)

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

We joined our son for supper in college together with very many other parents and students. Our son had warned us not to expect too much and he was quite right. There was a small selection of both hot and cold meals, all around what I remember from school meals and just about the same quality. Good enough though and... More 

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