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Trinity College

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Address: Trinity St., Cambridge CB2 1TQ, England
Phone Number: 44-1223-338400
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Founded in 1546 by Henry VIII, this college boasts the famous apple tree...

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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It's difficult to rate Trinity College in Cambridge as anything but "excellent". According to our guide the college was founded by Henry VIII in 1546, when he combined two... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's difficult to rate Trinity College in Cambridge as anything but "excellent". According to our guide the college was founded by Henry VIII in 1546, when he combined two existing colleges (King's Hall and Michaelhouse) and seven hostels Since then Trinity has flourished and grown, and is now a home to around 600 undergraduates, 300 graduates, and over 180 Fellows.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is an amazing place, the Great Court being one of the best scenes in Cambridge. It is on a large scale and the buildings are interesting and of great age. It is the courtyard which was portrayed in "Chariots of Fire" where the athlete had to run right round while the clock struck 12. Entrance to the Court is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Though none of the Harry Potter movies were filmed at Cambridge, The Trinity college fountain will make you think you are at Hogwarts.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We went to Trinity college as part of our Cambridge vacation. There are many students (or former students) roaming around that will offer to give you a tour. Take the tour! They are full of information and help the college come to life. Do not leave without going into the church. It is iconic and filled with wonderful architecture and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Got to see the grounds of the college by accident, however it was worth it, to see the architecture and the grounds.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

£3 to walk round the rectangle with nothing open - no wonder it is the richest college. Not worth the money. The grounds are attractive but they could just open it for viewing for of charge.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there on Sunday, so no chance to get in the library, but were happy to see the scenic buildings and garden. You know there are many colleges to visit, but this one is the one that no one fails to visit. It is also good to cross the river and take a rest in the nice garden.

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Datchet, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were really looking forward to our visit to Trinity College. One of our youth church organist is now enrolled at Trinity and we especially wanted to visit the Chapel but we were not told when we bought our tickets that NOTHING was open to see other than a walk around the quad. The Chapel was closed so we could... More 

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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An opportunity to be part of Evensong in the chapel with an excellent choir. The grounds and quadrangles are second to none in Cambridge

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Most of the college was closed when we visited as it was graduation week; but the setting was beautiful. We wanted to visit the Wren Library but it was not open at a convenient (for us) time.

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