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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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Wagga Wagga, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

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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Kitchener, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

i envy anyone who studies here.The buildings are beautiful, the river winds through it and the replica of the "Bridge of Sighs" in Venice is stunning. Give yourself a lot of time and don't miss the library.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Cambridge is one of Britain's most beautiful cities, thanks to its glorious university buildings and inspired architecture. Former students at university colleges include Sir Isaac Newton and Stephen Hawking, plus a host of other hallowed names. It is fascinating to wander around these historic buildings, dreaming of the past and observing modern-day students following in the footsteps of the famous

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Redondo Beach
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Go here every Christmas, stroll round the town, great regular shops as well as the College stuff. It is a shame that most of the attraction now charge admission after years of not doing so, was kind of put off by that...

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

You can only sense the feeling that city blows. Perhaps the most traditional, academic historic, and beautiful city in England.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Food well presented. Good service for a banquet style meal. Building extra special. Only negative was the quality of the audio system

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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

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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