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University of Cambridge

The Old Schools Trinity Lane, Cambridge CB2 1TS, England
+44 1223 337733
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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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  • Average3%
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“the river” (52 reviews)
“day trip” (20 reviews)
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The Old Schools Trinity Lane, Cambridge CB2 1TS, England
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+44 1223 337733
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"the river"
in 52 reviews
"day trip"
in 20 reviews
"beautiful campus"
in 6 reviews
"senate house"
in 10 reviews
"open to the public"
in 10 reviews
"steeped in history"
in 11 reviews
"isaac newton"
in 7 reviews
"boat ride"
in 6 reviews
"great architecture"
in 5 reviews
"famous colleges"
in 6 reviews
"king's chapel"
in 6 reviews
"walk around"
in 7 reviews
"lots of history"
in 5 reviews
"fitzwilliam museum"
in 10 reviews
"market square"
in 5 reviews
"city centre"
in 8 reviews
"bridge of sighs"
in 6 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Very old buildings on the bank of river very well maintained having a museum of historic heroes who studied here. Nails of Sir Issac Newton are still here.

Thank Ajay K
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The University of Cambridge is one of the most inspiring places on Earth and a prefect hun for brilliant minds to break their limits of knowledge and capabilities. The remarkable architectural design and the beautifully kept gardens are sure to keep one in awe. Unmissable.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The weather was sunny and over 25C so the day was off to a great start. An off-peak day return from Kings Cross is the more economical transport. The town centre is 15 minutes from the railway station - a pleasant walk. Recommend you set...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

River Cam flows along most colleges of the University of Cambridge. The park is wonderful. The Library block is educative with rich collection. The entire campus is massive.

Thank Sairam N
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Historical buildings in such a beautiful surrounding. The university looks so beautiful with many campuses. The problem is that to most places you can’t get inside so you can see the beauty only from outside.

Thank Noamjj
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Reviewed 13 June 2018

It is worth the money to visit the gorgeous chapel and grounds. It is the best campus and is very close to center of town.

Thank travel4fun111
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Reviewed 6 June 2018

Such history, quality of buildings, just blows you away. Well worth a day of your time, go see the list of great and worthy past students. be amazed

Thank Turtle5954
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Reviewed 28 May 2018

The sprawling campus of Cambridge includes 31 colleges, and many of them are well known, as are many of the graduates. The University was founded in 1209...and is a century "younger" than Oxford University! The amazing buildings are in the medieval architecture style, made of...More

1  Thank thaward
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Reviewed 24 May 2018 via mobile

Cambridge has always been an important town since Roman times and in 1209 scholars broke away from Oxford University after disputes and came to Cambridge. The University has 31 colleges and Peterhouse (1284) being the oldest and the most majestic has to be Kings college...More

Thank rayrest
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Reviewed 11 May 2018

My husband and I went at the time of exams, so the majority of the campus was closed, so all that was open were the back gardens and the chapel. While these structures are marvelous, I honestly don't think they're worth 9 pounds to see....More

1  Thank Amanda A
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Phoebe T
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Response from ekwinokcjum | Reviewed this property |
I think you don't need too. We just walked in:)
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Chu X
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Response from angooredcow | Reviewed this property |
The campuses are open for strolling around since they are part of the towns/villages. However, if you want to gain entrance to a specific college or building, there are restrictions whether it is Christmas eve or Boxing Day... More
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toutkoushian
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Response from angooredcow | Reviewed this property |
I hope my answer is not too late. Go to Paddington Station to buy train tickets to Oxford. You can also puchase online. Trains to and from Oxford to Central London run all day long. Very efficient. You can pick up a bus... More
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