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University of Cambridge

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Address: The Old Schools Trinity Lane, Cambridge CB2 1TS, England
Phone Number: 44 1223 337733
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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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Walking tour of Cambridge University
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Cambridge Tour from Oxford
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Private 2-Hour Cambridge Walking Tour

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Aesthetically gorgeous and appealing to the intellect as well. A living academic community that reaches back over the generations and yet is fully contemporary in its research... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Aesthetically gorgeous and appealing to the intellect as well. A living academic community that reaches back over the generations and yet is fully contemporary in its research interests. Great to look at and wander round. What about a few mini seminars dotted around the place for people to dip into? These would be a great exercise for students as well... More 

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Lowestoft
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just walking through the gates into the central court yard was breath taking .. the grandeur leaves you lost for words.. one can only imagine what it must be like to live and study here .. the architecture just beggars belief

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Grand Bahama Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Worth the time. The schools now allow women students. The quads and buildings looks exactly as they do on PBS British mysteries. The library was worth the whole experience. Hearing who created it, seeing tomes from years ago. Walking around the town of Cambridge filled with lovely people. Lots of bikes and less cars.

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Potchefstroom, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I have heard about Oxford and Cambridge since I was a first year university student at the PU for CHE in 1977. And this year I have the privilege to visit these famous Universities. What an amazing experience to learn about the different colleges each with their own dining hall, church, and students studying at one college with one on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a nice place to make and plan interesting excursion (sightseen) for the ages 7-40 years old. Beautiful old architecture buildings with modern recovering repairs inside. By walking in the yard or inside the castles you may feel the power of England history.

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent the day with friends turning the University of Cambridge. It is a lovely historical town but beware of the bicycles! Ting ting! They are everywhere. We took a tour with a local guide and went in the lovely chapel at Kings University. The area is clean and safe and very pedestrian friendly. I was only there for a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you love architecture and seeing old buildings, then Cambridge University is worth visiting. We didn't see all the colleges of the university, just saw Trinity and Kings. But it is nice to walk around to see the buildings.

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Irvine, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visiting Cambridge was one of my childhood dreams, all because of a famous Chinese poet, who wrote in a poem about his life in Cambridge as a student. If everyone should have a chapter of life that is wrapped in the tenderest corner of heart, I hoped mine was in Cambridge. After riding an hour-long train from London, we finally... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The University of Cambridge, with all it’s buildings and great atmosphere, is without any doubt the main attraction for anyone visiting Cambridge

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took a day trip here from London. I was unaware that the University of Cambridge consisted of so many colleges and enjoyed walking through the town of Cambridge and seeing all the students, stores, cafes and restaurants. We also took a condola ride in the small river that runs through Cambridge. A student from one of the local schools was... More 

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