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Trinity College

Trinity St., Cambridge CB2 1TQ, England
44-1223-338400
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Ranked #13 of 100 Attractions in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Educational Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner description: Founded in 1546 by Henry VIII, this college boasts the famous apple tree that prompted Isaac Newton...
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Type: Educational Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
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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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

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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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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47 reviews 47 reviews
6 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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27 helpful votes 27 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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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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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Wonderful, wonderful visit to this historic building and viewing incredible history here. Do not miss this building if you are in Cambridge. It is just wonderful.

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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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