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“A taste of history and privileged learning!” 5 of 5 stars
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University of Cambridge
Trinity Lane, The Old Schools, Cambridge CB2 1TS, England
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Ranked #8 of 187 things to do in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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.
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“A taste of history and privileged learning!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

A tour of the colleges is a must when visiting Cambridge! - some are free, others charge a fee. The gatehouses of the older colleges are architectural masterpieces. The college chapels offer respite from the hustle and bustle of the busy streets and are well worth visiting. The Wren library of Trinity college has limited opening hours but should definitely be on the "to do" list of places to visit!

Visited March 2014
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“A meander through colleges”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

A good way to spend at least a day wandering through the colleges. Visit Trinity College, St. Johns College, and the Wren library.

Visited February 2014
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“Hard to get into unless you are a traveler”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

The architecture alone is worth the visit. Come see the oldest university in the UK. Soak in the history. Like all college towns there is an international variety of restaurants and shops to experience and a lively bar scene.

Visited February 2013
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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“An aritichecture with a class of its own”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

The history goes back to 800 years ago and anywhere you walk on, you are bound to see or hear a great name like Newton.
It is a never ending culture and art all wrapped up in an area in a town which can boast for the whole England.

Visited June 2013
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“Even a casual visitor can learn something here”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Cambridge is a wonderful place. One of the hardest academic institutions to get into, the collegiate structure has helped develop the minds of some of the greatest thinkers in history. I attended a short course at Madingley Hall, where Edward VII lodged during his time here. I wondered how many students are fortunate enough to look out of their window onto gardens designed by Capability Brown!

Many of the colleges welcome visitors, but access is necessarily restricted during term time.

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