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University of Cambridge

Trinity Lane, The Old Schools, Cambridge CB2 1TS, England
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Ranked #5 of 110 Attractions in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Educational Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
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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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

From central London, its less than 1 hour from Kings Cross. Great place to go for a daytrip. Lots to see here. check in at the information center. They are very helpful. Take the guided walking tour.

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Vladivostok, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

We fell in love with Cambridge! All magical, just like a fairy-tale. You can spend your whole life walking on the narrow streets and just soak up the atmosphere of of good old England

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West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

My Uncle is a Veterinary Neurosurgeon who built his laboratory in 1969, with a grant. He showed it to us last week while in Cambridge and we also toured the grounds, very impressive. Just witnessing student life and getting around on bikes, it makes one want to study there for any length of time. It would be an honour. Cambridge... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Cambridge is everything you want and expect in a historic university. It is stunningly beautiful and loaded with history. If possible, go with someone who is a current or former student, as they can get you inside the many private areas. Most of the university is closed off to the public. I would also recommend the Kings College choir, which... More

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Bijapur, Karnataka, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

It was really a dream come true for me when I have visited University of Cambridge. The beautiful Bridge of Sigh, St.John's College lawn or Trinity College gravity really made me in the world Sir Isaac Newton. The Gothic architecture of King's College is just spectacular. 'The Eagle Pub' made me wonderful feelings of those days when Newton or Winston... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

With so many Nobel laureates at this University, this place is a must to explore. It has a lot of beautiful buildings from middle age era.

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

CAMBRIGE is an amazing place, all the collages are of a gothic architecture and grand looking. Visiting this place takes you back in time very charming and beutiful, the market, the alleys, the shops, pubs, restaurant, and coffee shops every thing is so nice. The bicycles the chapples, the medievil buildings and cobble stones streets. The gardens the rivers all... More

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Pastoral and rambling, great for a languid punt down the Cam and without the hustle and bustle of Oxford it nonetheless charms with its winding lanes and peaceful quands

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

The university and downtown Cambridge are one and the same. All the colleges that make up Cambridge University are strewn around the downtown area.. King's college is right smack at the town center and it is probably the grandest looking. The architecture of these colleges are mainly gothic and medieval with streets of cobble stones. You get a sense of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I would highly recommend taking a day off and visiting the University of Cambridge. There is more than enough to do. Try and visit some old libraries and go on a boat ride along the river.

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