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Trinity College

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Address: 31 Trinity Street, Cambridge CB2 1TB, England
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+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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Beautiful buildings

Went with daughter, prospective student, and we just loved the grandeur of the buildings and to be able to walk where the likes of Newton once studied and lived. Well worth the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Banbury, United Kingdom
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Banbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went with daughter, prospective student, and we just loved the grandeur of the buildings and to be able to walk where the likes of Newton once studied and lived. Well worth the entrance fee.

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Venture out through its gardens and visit the sidechambers with marble structures and all its sientific hero`s that made this place famous. The garden is breathtaking and if you manage go to the library. Walk arround and take your time. The staff is allright although you won`t see them that much arround. There is enough information to find about every... More 

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Jaipur, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

Trinity college was founded in 1546. Two existing colleges (King’s Hall and Michaelhouse) and seven hostels (Catherine’s, Garratt, Gregory’s, Ovyng’s, Physwick, St Margaret’s, and Tyler’s) were combined to form Trinity.. Trinity has around 600 undergraduates, 300 graduates, and over 180 Fellows. Trinity has a pride of teaching Princes, spies, poets and prime-ministers. Students come here from all over the world... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

What a delightful collection of buildings that transport you back in time. Full of history and a general ambience of privilege. The chapel, obviously less well known than Kings, is nonetheless beautiful, and the walks down to the river are gorgeous. We were going to go into the library, but alas there was a huge queue, so, another time!

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Lystrup, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016

There are so many colleges to see when in Cambridge. If you have limited time, at least take time to see Trinity College nad its beautiful chapel.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016

Wonderful concert here, solo cello. Sound quality in the chapel is better than Kings College Chapel. Good program of events throughout the year, worth noting.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

While walking around the city, we stumbled across this site and decided to explore it. After the gate, we were impressed by the open courtyard and center monument. On the ride side was a display room of statues with a large room next to it for prayer or meditation. Unfortunately, many other areas were closed to visitors. A pleasure stay... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

I pass here everyday to and from work, I always love to catch a glimpse of the lovely architecture, would recommend but don't stay too long not much to do but picnic like things.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

I was keen to visit this place because I knew a portion of Ek Tha Tiger was filmed here. It's a nice place to visit really.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

Prince Charles was here - so it has the Royal accolade. One of the top five colleges in the UK with famous buildings (especially the Wren Library) and an atmosphere of centuries that no modern college can replecate.

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