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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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Combo ticket: Punting and Walking Tour in Cambridge

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Unless you have a student there, the only way to enter the quads, refectories, and chapels of the most famous colleges is via a tour. Bit such tours are easy to arrange, usually... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Titusville, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Unless you have a student there, the only way to enter the quads, refectories, and chapels of the most famous colleges is via a tour. Bit such tours are easy to arrange, usually at the porter's box at the entry to each college.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The charge of £3 is too much considering all you can see is the main quad and the chapel. Other colleges offer much more. And the Porters are unfriendly. Try another college :-(. Only need to allocate a short period of time - less than half an hour I'd say!

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San Diego, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Within the walls of Trinity College you will find the Trinity Library and it is a spectacular collection of original works - Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Sir Issac Newtons journal, the First Folio of Shakespeare, Carl Marx, and so many more. The library itself is stunning, and when you are viewing these treasures, you are able to be within inches of... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently visited Trinity College and paid the small fee to walk through the quad and see the lovely chapel. The buildings are lovely but would have liked to be able to see more.

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glos
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Stayed in accommodation at Trinity College for a conference. Excellent rooms and very good breakfast and lunches. Good value for money. Great base for visiting Cambridge. The college is historical and breathtakingly beautiful. All the Porters were very helpful and informative going out of their way to ensure we were looked after.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Cheaper entrance fee than other colleges and nice helpful man at the gate selling tickets. The chapel was stunningly beautiful, as was the courtyard buildings and garden. To see more, you exit out to the Backs, but we had left our bicycles at the front, so didn't want to end up going out of an exit on the opposite side... More 

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Attard Malta
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Reviewed 8 April 2017

Trinity College is the richest of all the colleges and is situated by the river Cam. Both the buildings and the surrounding greens are fantastic.

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Thank Mario V
Bengaluru, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

A visual delight! Such serene and relaxing atmosphere at this place. You could just sit there for hours and relax. The ride option in Cam river is good if you are in a group.

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Thank Swapnil J
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Had called in advance to check if Wren library open on the day we planned to visit and even after checking, we were told it would be. Found out it wasn't and on asking the porter, his rather rude reply was that we were too early and it opened on Monday. He scoffed at our reply that we had called... More 

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St Neots, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 April 2017

I thought for the £3 fee that we might get to see more than the quad and the chapel. The quad can be viewed but not walked in from the side street so a little disappointed. But surprised at the size of the quad and very interested in the famous names that have been to University here. A very clam... More 

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