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University of Cambridge

Trinity Lane, The Old Schools, Cambridge CB2 1TS, England
44 1223 337733
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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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Adelaide, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Take the time to visit and walk around all that is Cambridge University. Great chapels, majestic buildings and take a punt on the river. Greg

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São José dos Campos, São Paulo, Brazil
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80 reviews 80 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

It is really impressed the number of very old colleges that is part of the University of Cambridge. Good libraries, chapels, it really worth visiting some of the colleges.

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Numurkah, Australia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

English history at it finest . Home of academic pursuit since the medieval period .A mix of academia, colleges, shops and businesses, flayt, apartments, Georgian terraces, great pubs and restaurants, open spaces, beautiful gardens, a complete city , unlike Oxford which is dominated by the colleges .

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Singapore, Singapore
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Walking through the many campuses and beautiful gardens admiring the architecture and landscape is truly a unique experience that leaves you with a sort of humbling feeling that makes you feel inspired.

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new jersey
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67 reviews 67 reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The University is broken up into "colleges", each with a different name and atmosphere, but all gorgeous and picturesque. A person could spend days just walking through the gardens and admiring the architecture of the magnificent historical buildings!

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Hamburg, Germany
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Spend over a week there and liked it very much in deed. It is a place full of history and inspiring personalities

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The greatest University in UK ! The whole ambiance of Cambridge is something to be experienced and difficult to describe.

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Bangalore
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Cambridge is a great place to visit over a weekend. This place is filled with history significance.The most iconic building is King's College Chapel which is flooded with tourist throughout the summer. Each college has their own entry price listed in front of the gate. Few college campuses are free to enter. If u are interested in visiting all college... More

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London, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
26 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

This town, like it's arch rival, Oxford, has character. The atmosphere is typical of a historical English town, wreaking in history and yet contemporary and in touch with the times.

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Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Great place to visit, full of historical significance. Great place to visit, full of historical significance.

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