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University of Cambridge

The Old Schools Trinity Lane, Cambridge CB2 1TS, England
+44 1223 337733
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Cambridge University Walking Tour with St. John's College
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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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The Old Schools Trinity Lane, Cambridge CB2 1TS, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Plan a full day to spend. Make sure you did not miss any detail here. One of the iconic universities on our planet. With rich history, huge list of famous graduates for many decades. Many famous movies have been shot here. "Theory of Everything", "Pirates...More

Thank xTimewind
Reviewed 1 week ago

We absolutely thought the University of Cambridge - with its many unique colleges was the finest University we've toured. So many different colleges, many of them open to the public, and scattered all throughout and surrounding the city of Cambridge. Great atmosphere, spectacular architecture, amazing...More

Thank pasowine
Reviewed 1 week ago

During our punting tour along the river Cam we enjoyed taking in all the colleges. This was another lovely college in the city of Cambridge.

Thank Sarahc011
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were eager to visit both Cambridge and Oxford Universities. We decided on a Monday day trip to Cambridge since the places we most wanted to visit in Oxford were closed on Monday. The university is expansive, but the campus appears to be more compact...More

Thank Northern_Ibis
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went later in the day after the bus tours were over. You can book tickets ahead of time if you are organized! We went on a Friday & lots of students were dashing in and out wearing their black academic cloaks (just like Harry...More

Thank CKJ_MOM3
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Cambridge is a lovely historic town the streets are pure history lovely lanes and alleys give it lots of time to savour the great buildings

Thank geeo
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

A great place to visit while in the Cambridge area the gardens are lovely and we walked around a little

Thank robert k
Reviewed 16 October 2017

This whole area of universities is just wonderful. There are lovely restaurants to visit and great to just walk around here.

Thank Deb B
Reviewed 8 October 2017

A superb university and the history surrounding Cambridge University is an eyeopener. Had a thoroughly wonderful time there and will definately return.

Thank David 4
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Palpable history is waiting when you take the tour of this fine building. It was founded in 1209 and was granted a royal charter by King Henry III in 1231. This university is the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world and the world's fourth-oldest surviving....More

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Phoebe T
7 July 2017|
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Response from ekwinokcjum | Reviewed this property |
I think you don't need too. We just walked in:)
Chu X
13 October 2016|
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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
4 August 2016|
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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