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University of Cambridge

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Address: The Old Schools Trinity Lane, Cambridge CB2 1TS, England
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Founded in 1209, nearly a century after Oxford University was established,...

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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Looks like all Cambridge old town belongs to Cambridge University

Good walk from Fitzwilliam museum down to Trumpington street, when Kings Parade and Trinity street to see many of Cambridge University colleges.You can not go for free inside... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Good walk from Fitzwilliam museum down to Trumpington street, when Kings Parade and Trinity street to see many of Cambridge University colleges.You can not go for free inside them, but can have a look throuth the gates. . Just be aware of bicyclist as they cycle there like in highway!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Have been very fortunate to lived and worked in Cambridge all my life. I would strongly recommend to anyone to visit this historic city, go punting, great pubs and restaurants, and make sure u visit the colleges in the city centre.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Universities shouldn't really be "attractions" but they are! It's amazing to see the scale of these historic buildings, to feel the pure knowledge that has walked inside their walls and to understand just what makes them so world renowned! They are fantastically well looked after, have large grounds and make great photos. If you're in Cambridge as a tourist,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Oxford and Cambridge are similar yet different. If you travel around England you should visit them both - small university towns that will take your breath away.

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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have visited a number of the colleges along the Cam and attended chapel at Trinity; the colleges are breathtaking in their peace and beauty. Cambridge is a must visit for anyone visiting the UK.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Simply amazing .... lost in time ... we can See all the amazing personalities that studied in this university in each college . Nevertheless we can find all actual stores , good food and nice people in each corner of this city

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Great day out. Was kind of cold visiting the exterior. Pretty views, marvellous picture opportunities. Recommended.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Beautiful architecture, sleepy willows hanging over the river Cam as punts go slowly past, the front entrance of Kings college as you stroll down King's Parade. There are so many things to see in this beautiful university town, I just do not have enough room here to list them, its a must see place.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

The photo's give an impression there is a single stunning Campus, but no, 30 odd individual colleges strewn across Cambridge is collectively, Cambridge University. I walked along the common, and immediately got the effect, row boats in and out of the water set the tone. The colleges themselves vary in grandeur and facility. Some charge to enter, others you can... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

A visit to this University is a must. Oxford & Cambridge are the 2 best known Universities in the U.K, if not in the world. I visited the University of Cambridge & was inspired by the architecture, the ambiance, & the grounds.

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