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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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Toronto
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131 reviews 131 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We did the tour which was really visiting King's College and Pembroke College, it lasted 2 hours and it was very informative. The guide was very knowledgeable and answered all the questions, the pace was good, we were able to sit in various places so we were not up for 2 hours. We visited King's Chapel, and heard about the... More

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Langley City, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I came to Cambridge with a group of 15 students from Canada who were there to learn more about the history of science - and no better place to do so than the University of Cambridge. So many famous scientists have studied there, including Isaac Newton (and the great grand child of his apple tree), and all those who worked... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Walking in town to see wonderful Bldg,Lucky to see the race of Tour de France from Cambridge to London.

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redditch
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

to study here must be a wonderful opportunity, the architecture and history is so awe inspiring, we went around all the various colleges and everyone we met and talked to were so pleasant and welcoming and as the weather was so pleasant it was like being abroad, there was so much to see and do, really is a must to... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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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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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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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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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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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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