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Trinity College

Address: Trinity St., Cambridge CB2 1TQ, England
Phone Number: 44-1223-338400
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Ranked #18 of 188 things to do in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Colleges & universities, Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Founded in 1546 by Henry VIII, this college boasts the famous apple tree that prompted Isaac Newton...
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Type: Colleges & universities, Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner 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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Toronto
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

This wonderful college is the prototype for all universities that have followed it. The main courtyard is famous for its annual race against the clock chiming at Noon (as featured in "Chariots of Fire"). The Christopher Wren-designed library and the chapel are beautiful - and if you are lucky you might hear the college's choir practicing, as we did. We... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Trinity College dates back to the 13th century and is one of the oldest in existence. Its magnificent gatehouse is a favourite spot for tourists to take photographs. Very picturesque

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Coldstream, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

For £2 all you get to see is inside the chapel and you can only see a small part of it. You them wander round to the Wren library which is okay. cant see much as it is cordoned off. and only 15 visitors in at one time

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

It was beyond the close time when I arrived the trinity college, I took pics at the gate, it was really really holy with a sculpture of Henry the eight~

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WI
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12 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

To see the most, try to do an official tour. It's worth paying to see this. The Chapel is incredible to experience, remembering the likes of Bacon, Newton, Whewell were within those walls.

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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248 helpful votes 248 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

One of the best colleges in Cambridge to get the real flavour of English heritage - the grounds; the libraries; the chapel and the whole atmosphere of Trinity is an experience to be savoured.

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Canton of Fribourg, Switzerland
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88 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

The college was beautiful from the exterior, what I could see of it. It was closed to the public during my visit because the students were taking exams. Bummer. I was sight seeing solo while my husband had a job interview, so I wasn't able to come back another day. A large surly "bouncer" was guarding the entrance, not even... More 

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London
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

It's difficult to come away from a tour of the huge grounds and buildings of Trinity without muttering 'they don't know how lucky they are' to all and any students passing by. It's magnificent from the astonishing library (Newton's own personal books there apparently), through to the gorgeous carefully manicured lawns and River Cam stretch, views of King's College Chapel,... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

amazed at the £1 entrance compared to other buildings, lovely courtyard and fountain, though everywhere was closed to the public which I was very upset and disappointed in

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

The house of Isaac Newton. Nothing further needs to be said! You have to see it, at least the entrance.

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