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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 2 days 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 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Ultron-8
Reviewed 4 October 2017

To be around this magnificent architecture and where history and discoveries took place is daunting. It consists of 31 colleges, impeccable lawns, dormitories, libraries, dining halls etc. It is also a university town with restaurants, pubs and bookstores. To think that this is where Isaac...More

1  Thank shapgo
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

What a delight. Beautiful honey coloured buildings, the narrow lanes, the slow pace of life and a plethora of restaurants, pubs, and cafés. Even in the rain it is a lovely place in which to stroll, and of course, there are the colleges to visit,...More

Thank Rvwr2012
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

The family spent almost one whole day in this lovely ancient town. The trip from London by coach took about two hours. So, after deducting the shopping time and lunch hours, the actual time spent walking around was not that much. The ancient buildings are...More

Thank Yan C
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately weather wasn't the best ,, we paid for ticket for Kings college which is amazing but you only have access to the chapel the tickets give you entrance for a year if a tax payer -but only to the chapel , to gain entry...More

1  Thank Hayley W
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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