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Address: The Old Schools Trinity Lane, Cambridge CB2 1TS, England
Phone Number: 44 1223 337733

Founded in 1209, nearly a century after Oxford University was established,...

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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I was amazed at this place. Can't believe I'm at this place where C.S. Lewis and Sir Isaac Newton, to name a few, spent their academic life.

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was amazed at this place. Can't believe I'm at this place where C.S. Lewis and Sir Isaac Newton, to name a few, spent their academic life.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This review is about the university in general rather than a specific college within the university. I saw only a small part of the university because of time constraints. Cambridge University is lovely and lively. The architecture is beautiful and the population is young and vibrant. Many old beautiful buildings made from brown stones line the narrow streets. A working... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I graduated from here in 2013 and I visit here when I can to see professors, and old friends plus the campus grounds, it's got gorgeous architecture and worth to see.

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Essex, England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the joy of visiting Cambridge for a lecture as my son is keen to come. (He calls it the place with 'his people'). Unfortunately most colleges were closed the day we went but just to view the outside of the buildings is a joy. There are many hidden parts down old streets, so many gorgeous open spaces to... More 

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

University of Cambridge is the place that all those involved in education need or wish to visit once in their lifetime! The buildings are simply stunning, the gardens and courtyards a dream to walk through. A must visit place in Cambridge!!!

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Margaret River, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our visit to Cambridge was lovely, made even more so by our visit to University of Cambridge. The river, lawns, bridges and punts were beautiful, and the buildings were awe-inspiring. Absolutely recommended. Easy trip by train from London.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cambridge University is an architectural gem. Walk the historic and scenic grounds where Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, Stephen Hawkings, prime ministers and over 30 Nobel Prize laureates have studied and worked. There are day bus tours from London that stop in Cambridge but I traveled via an Abellio train from London's Liverpool Station to Cambridge West Station and walked about... More 

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful town flanked by river cam on one side and historical colleges on the other. Great architecture, rich culture and lots of history.. from Crick and Watson to Stephen Hawking and all in between. Took of the one free walking tours to hear some anecdotes of this place. And then spent the afternoon punting on the river with a boatman... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited and stayed at Cambridge for 4 days. Unbelievable experience. What can be said that others haven't already said? We met up with friends here for a reunion and were fortunate enough to explore the university and the town of Cambridge with our friends. While there is a fee to visit colleges, don't let this deter you. You can... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very excited to be in Cambridge and see the world-famous university. The buildings all look historic; school campus seems to be spread out; were able to go in and see part of it; other areas not accessible to the public. An apple tree, said to be a "descendant" of the apple tree from which an apple fell on Isaac Newton,... More 

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