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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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Beautiful architecture, sleepy willows hanging over the river Cam as punts go slowly past, the front entrance of Kings college as you stroll down King's Parade. There are so many... read more

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful architecture, sleepy willows hanging over the river Cam as punts go slowly past, the front entrance of Kings college as you stroll down King's Parade. There are so many things to see in this beautiful university town, I just do not have enough room here to list them, its a must see place.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The photo's give an impression there is a single stunning Campus, but no, 30 odd individual colleges strewn across Cambridge is collectively, Cambridge University. I walked along the common, and immediately got the effect, row boats in and out of the water set the tone. The colleges themselves vary in grandeur and facility. Some charge to enter, others you can... More 

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Mangalore, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A visit to this University is a must. Oxford & Cambridge are the 2 best known Universities in the U.K, if not in the world. I visited the University of Cambridge & was inspired by the architecture, the ambiance, & the grounds.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The university town of Cambridge. Absolutely phenomenal. Beautiful sights, interesting architecture and lovely views. The individual colleges each have their own beauty, and some are free of charge to visit whilst others charge a small fee. I had a lovely day of walking in Cambridge and exploring the streets and colleges. Going punting down River Cam is a great way... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The University precinct of Cambridge is vibrant and beautiful. The individual Colleges operate independent of each other and whilst most are open to the public (at least in part), some (ie. those you are more likely to want to visit) charge a small fee. This can add up quite quickly if you wish to visit a few.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

Imagine a University still standing since the 15th century. It's beautiful. It's awe-inspiring. I highly recommend a visit. You won't be disappointed. Be sure to visit King's Chapel, too.

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Waterbury, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

There are many sights to see and things to do in Cambridge. Take a walk along the river and through the University, which is comprised of different colleges. There are many stores, restaurants, and other tourists.

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

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 October 23, 2016

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 October 20, 2016

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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