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Before Newton and Darwin, Milton and Lewis, before the Colleges and the University... the Round Church in Cambridge was built. Start at the second oldest building in the city to learn about the history of Cambridge through a 25 minute film and an...more
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We came across this place purely by chance as we visited most of the colleges located south of the church on Trinity street and we wanted to travel east towards a bus stop to go back to the train station:
- the church looks simply...More
Fascinating exterior and interior. Informative panels in the 'round' part of the church, plus a helpful video about Cambridge -- well worth viewing. Was heartwarming to see that some of the interior has been devoted to a working space, seemingly for Cambridge students. Well worth...More
My wife Anne and I took a short three day break in Cambridge and stayed in a hotel in the city. On Thursday 7th March, 2019 we decided to take the University Walk which had been recommended to us by a friend. This was a...More
Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Nigel S
JoshuaatCH, Manager at The Round Church Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2019
Thank you, Nigel S, for your visit last week. We're so glad to hear that you and your wife enjoyed the University Walk and found it a helpful way in to Cambridge's history and a stimulus to learn more about the Christian origins of the...More
We spent an hour at this building. There is so much information on the boards which goes back to 11th Century.
Also a audio visual which lasts around 20 - 25 minutes. This gives a good insight into the famous people in history who have...More
One of only four Round Churches surviving in England this church built in the 12th century by the fraternity of the Holy Sepulchre as a church for travellers. The member of staff was very informative and a series of displays around the interior walls explained...More
We had a 2 hour walking tour, starting inside the round church, into Magdalene, John's College, and Sidney Sussex. Very informative, entertaining and a great way to learn about the role Christianity has played in the forming of the University and hearing about some of...More
Several displays on the history of Religion, politics and science in Cambridge. My son is a student so we got in free. It is not worth the price of admission otherwise-- if you don't watch the video you could be in and out in 10...More
The Round Church is an iconic Cambridge sight, and a delightful and fascinating building. It's also the venue for numerous events. My wife and I have enjoyed talks and concerts here over the years. Well worth a visit.