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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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84 reviews 84 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Um, it's a big place. ALL of the colleges make up what is known as 'The University of Cambridge'. Perhaps an interesting visitor challenge would be to visit them all in a day, including all the odd slightly out-of-towners. But seriously, a world class University with world class architecture cannot be the subject of a singular review.

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Cambridge is such a great town to just walk around and take in all the sights and sounds. The old college buildings really inspire you that you long to go back to college. Be prepared to pay £1 or more to enter any of the college grounds. Many of the famous colleges were closed to tourists when we visited as... More

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Just stunning - wonderful buildings, gardens and ambience. The many Colleges in the centre of Cambridge are spectacular; many charge an entrance fee but most will let you look in at their gardens/quadrangles if you are pushed for time or short of money! Each has its own speciality but when you take them as a whole they are most impressive... More

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Stbalbans
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Lovely old buildings and don't be afraid to ask the gatekeepers for a look round. The gardens and grounds are well kept and worth a trip

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Atlanta, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

University of Cambridge is very impressive, a wonderful place to visit and tour!! I only wish I was a college student going there, what a place to be a student!! A must see while in England if able!!

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Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It is a great experience to wander downtown in Cambridge and explore the various University buildings some as old as 11thC. Grand buildings, beautiful court yards, riversides and open grass areas provide a varied and fascinating vista (as long as you enjoy walking). If you are from North America you will enjoy the narrow streets, busy paths, historical buildings and... More

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I have just spent two nights in Cambridge. I stayed in student accommodation of Clare College. It was a wonderful expeience The Porter of the lodge was very helpful. It was thrilling of stay at this college. I think Cambridge is a lovely place, lots of specimen trees all over, and the colleges are spectacular. The museums are good too.... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

It was wonderful to explore the magnificent old architectural design of these beautiful buildings & be surrounded by an exciting, buzzy, quirky city.

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The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

After years of reading books set here, wonderful to see it all in person. So much to see. I recommend a guided tour as well as just wandering around.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

A wonderful place to visit and wander around, and far better than Oxford in many ways. Easy to get to from London, but important to try to time visits for periods when the colleges are open, and not closed to visitors (mainly in the lead up to May exams)

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