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University of Cambridge

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Address: Trinity Lane, The Old Schools, Cambridge CB2 1TS, England
Phone Number: 44 1223 337733
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Founded in 1209, nearly a century after Oxford University was established,...

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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Excellent views with Scudamores trip

You can see most of University buildings by going on the boat trip also known as punting (Scudamore). The best attraction in Cambridge. Highly reccomended :)

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Northampton, United Kingdom

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You can see most of University buildings by going on the boat trip also known as punting (Scudamore). The best attraction in Cambridge. Highly reccomended :)

Thank Judzik
Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The university has lots of buildings in Cambridge and if you're only visiting I think you should at least check out some of them! It really is a beautiful place and the history of the buildings is fascinating.

Thank gumchewingfreak
Long Buckby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cambridge is such an iconic university, you feel like you're surrounded by genius and beauty. The architecture is stunning, and the countryside around it is equally breathtaking. Cambridge boasts the perfect combination of modern style and tradition. It's a wonderful place to visit.

Thank babyblue97
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Leading a group of Italian students around, ended up at The Old Schools. The fascia is interesting, but not so good inside.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This truly is the centrepiece of Cambridge. It is absolutely gorgeous, and internationally known as one of the best schools in the country, if not the world. Keep in mind, as it is an active and historic university, you may not have access to much unless you pay for a proper tour.

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Vicenza, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cambridge is not a single university but is composed by different colleges. The architecture is amazing, every college has a garden inside. We explore the city on foot and we took a guided tour by boat. There was a Christmas market in the main square and a feast for the lighting of the Christmas lights by the mayor. It is... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Roaming around the University of Cambridge is both a real joy and at times a most challenging task. The ancient university (dating back to 1209) is comprised of many colleges which restrict access to their grounds. We found the best way to self-tour the campus was to take Trinity Lane off of Trinity Street. You eventually wind your way to... More 

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Orlando, Florida, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Around every corner and behind every bend, this place is gorgeous. If you are into buildings and architecture, this place will keep you smiling from ear to ear. King's College is the building that everyone associates with the city, but everything else is just as beautiful.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

If you're in Cambridge you really can't miss a wander around one of the greatest universities on the planet

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Tradition! What an august educational institution, such history - and money. Well worth visiting if you're in the area.

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