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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
+44 1223 337733
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This world renowned university consists of 31 independent colleges with > 100 academic departments that was founded in 1209 and is located in the center of Cambridge, 55 miles north of London. It's the world's 3rd oldest university after Bologna, Italy (1080) & Oxford (1096)...More

Thank T-Bird1974
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Never occurred to me when arranging the holiday that the delicate students of Cambridge are unable to take exams with common members of the public within 100m of their exam halls. (How do other universities cope?!) As a result a lot of Cambridge appears to...More

2  Thank karen m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cambridge and Oxford are similar in that they are among the most ancient institutions of higher learning in today's world, but they are also very different. Both are eminently worth visiting and are easily reached by rail or car. Cambridge boasts beautiful buildings, rich history...More

Thank JamesHJr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For just £3.00 per person you can go into Trinity College, the chapel and the Library (Library closes at 2pm so keep that in mind!) This is where Sir Isaac Newton lived and studied, the chapel is beautiful and the courtyard is fantastic. Well worth...More

2  Thank Anna E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The university is one of the least interesting things in Cambridge. We enjoyed looking at the Senate House, through the railings, but couldn't get any closer to it. After that, it is just a few old, uninteresting buildings down narrow, dingy alleys (with colourful names,...More

1  Thank Stephenbkk20156
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having chosen a day in Cambridge over a day in Oxford, we were not disappointed at all. Seeing Cambridge, learning about it's 31 colleges, and watching student life was an amazing experience. The architecture is fantastic, and it's easy to imagine great minds such as...More

Thank FoxTravelers
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend and I arrived at Cambridge after a train-and-bus ride from London and we spent about half a day at the University. Our trip was rather rushed as we had to head back to London to catch a musical. A full-day would have been...More

Thank Catherine W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The first question one has to ask is 'Where is Cambridge University?'. Many think that it is evident in the many beautiful and historical buildings within the city, but the vast majority of those buildings belong to the 31 Colleges (and 4 associated religious institutions),...More

Thank DomusDick
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My daughters and I visited the University of Cambridge on March 16, 2017. The campus is large and is fun to walk around. Classes were in session so public access was extremely limited. We were able to enjoy the fantastic architecture and exterior grounds of...More

Thank JimMaura
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

From Euston station, we took a train to Cambridge in an hour's time. From there, we took a cab to the King's college n wanted to visit the King's chapel. It turned out we joined a river cam punting tour instead. Was fun to see...More

1  Thank Dave L
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Chu X
Hi I have booked a trip to London from 12/22 to 12/28 and plan to visit both university of Cambridge and Oxford. Is University of Cambridge/Oxford open on 12/24 or 12/26? My daughter wants to pay visit to these two world famous universities and Kings college since she wrote a paper about Rosalind Franklin this summer. Are the university campuses open to public during those two days? Thanks a lot!
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
I love the history and magnificence of both Oxford and Cambridge. Deb and I will be traveling by train out of London and also wish to enjoy one of the aforementioned lovely villages, perhaps for lunch,this September. Must we purchase reserved tickets? I'm also a big fan of both Morse and Foyles war. Thank you for your insight. Helen M Toutkoushian
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