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University of Cambridge

Trinity Lane, The Old Schools, Cambridge CB2 1TS, England
44 1223 337733
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Ranked #5 of 107 attractions in Cambridge
Type: Educational Sites, Historic Sites
Owner description: Founded in 1209, nearly a century after Oxford University was established, the university was formally incorporated in 1571 and was patterned after... more » Owner description: Founded in 1209, nearly a century after Oxford University was established, the university was formally incorporated in 1571 and was patterned after those of Oxford and Paris with a traditional course of study based on Latin grammar, rhetoric and logic, arithmetic, geometry, music and astronomy. « less
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Edison, New Jersey
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

The lay out, ease of finding location etc etc depending on which departments one needed to visit.The re ception personnel are very kind, warm and happy to assisdt.

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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

What more to say. A paradise with old buildings, an academic atmosphere, full of shops and places to eat.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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111 reviews 111 reviews
49 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

The colleges are all around the town, and the university inherently in the town's everyday life and nearly on every corner.

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

A tour of the colleges is a must when visiting Cambridge! - some are free, others charge a fee. The gatehouses of the older colleges are architectural masterpieces. The college chapels offer respite from the hustle and bustle of the busy streets and are well worth visiting. The Wren library of Trinity college has limited opening hours but should definitely... More

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australia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

A good way to spend at least a day wandering through the colleges. Visit Trinity College, St. Johns College, and the Wren library.

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Stuttgart, Germany
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

The architecture alone is worth the visit. Come see the oldest university in the UK. Soak in the history. Like all college towns there is an international variety of restaurants and shops to experience and a lively bar scene.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

The history goes back to 800 years ago and anywhere you walk on, you are bound to see or hear a great name like Newton. It is a never ending culture and art all wrapped up in an area in a town which can boast for the whole England.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Cambridge is a wonderful place. One of the hardest academic institutions to get into, the collegiate structure has helped develop the minds of some of the greatest thinkers in history. I attended a short course at Madingley Hall, where Edward VII lodged during his time here. I wondered how many students are fortunate enough to look out of their window... More

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Ickenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

what I know now I may have tried that little bit harder at school so I could come here to study, not just wonder at the majesty of the place. Everywhere you turn is a building more beautiful than the last. Will hopefully get a chance to come back and visit some of the individual colleges next time.

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Sydney Olympic Park, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

I suspect that the majority of visitors to Britain, determined to include the Oxbridge university town experience in their itinerary,but with only the time/opportunity to see one of Cambridge or Oxford, would probably choose Oxford, the more famous of the two. But as wonderful, as unique, as Oxford is, I would probably opt for Cambridge. What I love about Cambridge... More

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