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Address: Trinity Lane, The Old Schools, Cambridge CB2 1TS, England
Phone Number: 44 1223 337733
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Description: Founded in 1209, nearly a century after Oxford University was established...
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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Great experience of a true university

One of the true "stops" for a visit to England to experience a living experience of history and culture, and rewarding with it! tradition

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
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Portstewart, United Kingdom
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Portstewart, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

One of the true "stops" for a visit to England to experience a living experience of history and culture, and rewarding with it! tradition

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

A wonderful place to visit if you are into History and Science! Feel the cool breeze of Spring and imagine you are transported back to the time of Newton, Darwin, Wordsworth, Tennyson, Byron, Hawking, even Harvard and lots more! I can imagine it really crowded and packed in the summer but still a very nice place to go to. The... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Choose between oxbridge, go to cambridge directly by train. But the rail station is far from town center, so take a bus. Nothing so special about the town, as there are always many tourists, it is hard to find a place to enjoy a meal.

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Leek, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

There are so many colleges to visit in Cambridge - we managed to visit several of them. Some of the buildings are very old and interesting to explore.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

The college tours are most informative and extremely interesting. Combine it with a punt on the Cam.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

The University of Cambridge is not one building, rather mixture of over 30 colleges, plus departments, libraries and museums. Some of the reviews complain about college entrance fees; these are limited to a few of the larger and more famous colleges and many more are completely free. The colleges are all semi-independent of the University and therefore set their own... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

You'd have to be a philistine or a snotty Mainland European snob to dislike Cambridge. The whole city is drenched in architectural glory and the colleges are beautiful,and certainly not 'shabby' as one reviewer puts. The centre is clean and there is plenty to see. It's far nicer than any city I've visited in other European countries,with friendlier people too

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Well worth a view but may take several days to explore everything. Start by taking an open top bus tour or punt on the river.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

The colleges are small and shabby, they scattered everywhere so the whole thing is a bit messy, at least in my eyes. Everything including the chapels is charged, I know nothing about university's history after touring a round of its campus. And I am the most pissed off by the staff there, they were persuading me to go on punting,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Many colleges here in a college town atmosphere. Worth visiting as every place is convenient walking distance away.

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