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“Trinity Chapel Brass Plaques” 5 of 5 stars
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Trinity College
Trinity St., Cambridge CB2 1TQ, England
44-1223-338400
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Ranked #13 of 100 Attractions in Cambridge
Type: Educational Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: Founded in 1546 by Henry VIII, this college boasts the famous apple tree that prompted Isaac Newton to develop his theory of gravity.
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“Trinity Chapel Brass Plaques”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Plaques of past fellows of Trinity College displayed in the chapel are a sight to behold. John Edensor Littlewood's plaque is above that of Srinivasa Ramanujan's. During his short life Ramanujan worked with both Hardy and Littlewood. Plaques of other accomplished mathematicians (Bertrand Russell) and scientists are displayed prominently.

The library, which has an edited and corrected copy of Principia, is accessed from outside the quadrangle. Photography is not allowed inside the library.

Some reviewers have complained in this forum that visitors are herded into a narrow area. One has to realize that this is a working university and intrusion of visitors into daily life of university scholars can be disruptive.

Visited May 2013
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Overijse, Belgium
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“Entrance is only 1 pound”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

The entrance fee is only 1 pound, which is cheap compared to other colleges (St. John's is 5 pounds!). Note however that the chapel and other areas can be closed off and only the central courtyard is accessible. Still a nice tour of a beautiful old college.

Visited November 2013
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“Absolutely stunning”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Its worth the entrance fee, £1 for adults and 50 pence for kids, even though you can't access the inside. The architecture is amazing. You almost expect Harry Potter on a broomstick to whoosh past!

Visited October 2013
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“Good value but very restrictive line of route”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

You are herded into a particular route, with fierce looking porters to marshal you. But of course a magnificent edifice and worth £1 just to see it

Visited September 2013
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“Trinity college”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

The history is cool, but I have not been able to go inside - just view from outside. As with most colleges, you have to be there early in the day to be able to go inside. Since I am there for business, I only have time in the evenings.

Visited August 2013
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