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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

We drove from London and spent a day in Cambridge University. We parked at Newnham meadows car park, which is free! It is located next to the Lammas Land, and is only a short walk to the University. The colleges are beautiful, but entrance fee...More

Thank ALB215
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to cambridge university with my family and it was a great day trip from london. Spent the afternoon walking around the beautiful campus and then took the punting tour which was a lot of fun and very informative. Some of the students of king's...More

1  Thank Rajatm123
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I very like me the historics buildings with its details and architechtural style, the history of its fundation, the people, the city around it with many shops, restaurants and churches and the river with their sailboat racings.

Thank cristalesavila
Reviewed 16 June 2017

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 9 June 2017

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 9 June 2017

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 4 June 2017

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 4 June 2017

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 28 May 2017

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 28 May 2017

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
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Phoebe T
7 July 2017|
Response from JamesHJr | Reviewed this property |
Might can do, but I was able to just walk 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