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University of Cambridge

Address: Trinity Lane, The Old Schools, Cambridge CB2 1TS, England
Phone Number: 44 1223 337733
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Ranked #4 of 104 Attractions in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Educational Sites, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Founded in 1209, nearly a century after Oxford University was established, the university was...
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Type: Educational Sites, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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.

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Redondo Beach
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Go here every Christmas, stroll round the town, great regular shops as well as the College stuff. It is a shame that most of the attraction now charge admission after years of not doing so, was kind of put off by that...

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

You can only sense the feeling that city blows. Perhaps the most traditional, academic historic, and beautiful city in England.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Food well presented. Good service for a banquet style meal. Building extra special. Only negative was the quality of the audio system

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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

As you would expect from a university established in 1209, the University of Cambridge is a wonderful and historic place to visit. It is formed from over 31 different colleges and spans around a kilometre squared, with the majority of its more famous attractions falling along the River cam. It’s definitely a student town and unlike Oxford, I didn’t get... More 

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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

The building structure felt brilliant to to watch. Unfortunately i was less intriguing after the first half hour of view the monuments. But is was still good for a good walk seeing the buildings.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Having visited Cambridge a number of times, my last visit leaves little to be desired. First, the Park and Ride driver was rude and arrogant. Second, walking around you are constantly asked for rides on the canal. Which having been on, is okay, but can be completed with a bus tour/walking tour. Third, it feels very snobbish and bit racist.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Had a lovely sunny afternoon looking at the University of Cambridge while on a river boat. The punter gave us tons if historical information about the university and how it came to be as well as how it is in the modern day and age. Very informative tour if you are interested in Historical things.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The backs and Cambridge Colleges are the perfect venue for a gentle stroll on a Sunday. The architecture and views are stunning, plus plenty of nice little tea shops close by so can can sit down and have a culpa, or pop into The Eagle for a pint and see one of our oldest public houses. Not only do we... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

After two wonderful but exhausting days in London, Cambridge was peaceful. Filled with students and tourists, as well as the occasional professor, the atmosphere is relaxing and comfortable. We did lots of shopping, the prices are good compared to London. We also went to the Fitzwilliam Museum which is free and has enough exhibits to keep you busy for hours.

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Amazing place to visit for the history, architecture, and Isaac Newton (if you love calculus). Take the train from London and walk to town but carry a map if you don't have access to a cell phone. The town feels a little touristy especially outside the university colleges. Also check out the RAF bar at the Eagle

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