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Trinity College

Trinity St., Cambridge CB2 1TQ, England
44-1223-338400
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Ranked #17 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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York, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
32 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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101 reviews 101 reviews
55 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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301 attraction reviews
1,277 helpful votes 1,277 helpful votes
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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Leicester, United Kingdom
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11 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Visited in the rain and the vast grassy quad was a little uninspiring, but the chapel redeemed the visit with its many historic and noteworthy names who studied at there.

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London, UK.
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

When you walk through the main gate you cannot fail to be impressed by the scale, age and architecture of the peaceful, lawned College quadrangle within. Visit the chapel and be awed by the statues of their greats in history and be awakened by the strident and all-powerful sound of the organ if you are fortunate. But the greatest treat... More

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Cardiff
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Make sure you see the Wren library in the grounds of the college. Then walk down to the waterfront and watch all the activities on the river itself.

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Hossegor, France
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

We looked through the gate while walking through the town and it looked amazing inside. The lawn and building beautifully maintained, and only a pound to enter. When we did return to enter at 4.20pm we were told it closes in 10 mins despite the sign saying last admission 4.30, close at 5. The gentleman was friendly about it and... More

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Kenilworth, England, United Kingdom
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Worth a visit. It only costs a pound. A gentle stroll through the quadrant and out the back to the river.

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