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University of Cambridge

Trinity Lane, The Old Schools, Cambridge CB2 1TS, England
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Ranked #5 of 107 attractions in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

All of the colleges are very pretty and steeped in history. Just so much to see. Kings College is an obvious attraction, but Peterhouse and Corpus Christi are pretty amazing too.

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

A visit to the various colleges of the University of Cambridge is a must and has to be the highlight of visiting the City. Each college has its own style and character and steeped in history. There is a great atmosphere in Cambridge and it never disappoints!

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San Francisco. CA
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Took a day trip to it from London, not only costing me a day but also about $30 pounds. The university does not make me feel welcome in anyway. The nice River of Cam has all of its paths along the bank blocked with signs saying visitors are not allowed to pass, and the passable paths lead to almost certainly... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Very beautfil from the outside we didnt go inside them but all the colleges we saw were lovely and very well maintained.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Loved the tours of Trinity College and Kings. Such grandeur and history. Tours conducted by friendly and knowledgeable First-year students.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

The 31 colleges independently make up the university so there is no 'central' university as such. But visit a few of the colleges and get a taste of what student life in Cambridge would be like. The scale and grandeur, and atmosphere is stunning! It just oozes knowledge!

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Visited in August when empty of the regular students and walked in the grounds and the chapels of numerous colleges and soaked up the atmosphere and let my imagination pretend I had been clever/ privileged/ rich enough to be part of it for real.the gardens are beautiful, well tended with immaculate lawns and usually surrounded by magnificent tudor buildings... Where... More

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Anchorage AK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

If you like Camelot, Harry Potter, or English history you will love Cambridge. The colleges, town square and river all form a storybook background. Make sure to tour as many colleges as possible and see all the sights.

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Pasadena
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Cambridge is easily reachable by train from London, with many trains each day. Consult the schedules carefully because some trains are express and others stop frequently, which makes a big difference in transit time. When arriving at the station in Cambridge, it is easiest to take a cab or city bus to the center (walking is about 30 minutes). The... More

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

The colleges are very beautiful but many charge and this can make for a very expensive day out. Look around for those with free access or view from the backs.

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