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University of Cambridge

Trinity Lane, The Old Schools, Cambridge CB2 1TS, England
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Ranked #4 of 100 Attractions in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Educational Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner description: Founded in 1209, nearly a century after Oxford University was established, the university was...
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Type: Educational Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
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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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

As you would expect from a university established in 1209, the University of Cambridge is a wonderful and historic place to visit. It is formed from over 31 different colleges and spans around a kilometre squared, with the majority of its more famous attractions falling along the River cam. It’s definitely a student town and unlike Oxford, I didn’t get... More 

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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

The building structure felt brilliant to to watch. Unfortunately i was less intriguing after the first half hour of view the monuments. But is was still good for a good walk seeing the buildings.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Having visited Cambridge a number of times, my last visit leaves little to be desired. First, the Park and Ride driver was rude and arrogant. Second, walking around you are constantly asked for rides on the canal. Which having been on, is okay, but can be completed with a bus tour/walking tour. Third, it feels very snobbish and bit racist.

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

Had a lovely sunny afternoon looking at the University of Cambridge while on a river boat. The punter gave us tons if historical information about the university and how it came to be as well as how it is in the modern day and age. Very informative tour if you are interested in Historical things.

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

The backs and Cambridge Colleges are the perfect venue for a gentle stroll on a Sunday. The architecture and views are stunning, plus plenty of nice little tea shops close by so can can sit down and have a culpa, or pop into The Eagle for a pint and see one of our oldest public houses. Not only do we... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

After two wonderful but exhausting days in London, Cambridge was peaceful. Filled with students and tourists, as well as the occasional professor, the atmosphere is relaxing and comfortable. We did lots of shopping, the prices are good compared to London. We also went to the Fitzwilliam Museum which is free and has enough exhibits to keep you busy for hours.

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Amazing place to visit for the history, architecture, and Isaac Newton (if you love calculus). Take the train from London and walk to town but carry a map if you don't have access to a cell phone. The town feels a little touristy especially outside the university colleges. Also check out the RAF bar at the Eagle

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Ocran, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Entire city beautiful, easy to walk. Clean; friendly people. Would return for extended visit vice day trip.

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Rouen, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Who hasn't dream about one of our children to go to CAMBRIDGE's university? This is the most prestigious university in ENGLAND with OXFORD It is a lovely place to go to even for visit - there are so much students all around the buildings and also you feel a bit of quiet atmosphere - but so full of history and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

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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