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

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

All of the colleges are very pretty and steeped in history. Just so much to see. Kings College is an obvious attraction, but Peterhouse and Corpus Christi are pretty amazing too.

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

A visit to the various colleges of the University of Cambridge is a must and has to be the highlight of visiting the City. Each college has its own style and character and steeped in history. There is a great atmosphere in Cambridge and it never disappoints!

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San Francisco. CA
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Took a day trip to it from London, not only costing me a day but also about $30 pounds. The university does not make me feel welcome in anyway. The nice River of Cam has all of its paths along the bank blocked with signs saying visitors are not allowed to pass, and the passable paths lead to almost certainly... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Very beautfil from the outside we didnt go inside them but all the colleges we saw were lovely and very well maintained.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Loved the tours of Trinity College and Kings. Such grandeur and history. Tours conducted by friendly and knowledgeable First-year students.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The 31 colleges independently make up the university so there is no 'central' university as such. But visit a few of the colleges and get a taste of what student life in Cambridge would be like. The scale and grandeur, and atmosphere is stunning! It just oozes knowledge!

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Visited in August when empty of the regular students and walked in the grounds and the chapels of numerous colleges and soaked up the atmosphere and let my imagination pretend I had been clever/ privileged/ rich enough to be part of it for real.the gardens are beautiful, well tended with immaculate lawns and usually surrounded by magnificent tudor buildings... Where... More

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