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University of Cambridge

The Old Schools Trinity Lane, Cambridge CB2 1TS, England
+44 1223 337733
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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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Reviewed 6 days ago 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

Thank Hayley W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Go to Oxford instead. Cambridge felt like a tourist trap in August. It's tight and parking is a bear $$$.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful, historic university. Worth wandering about and checking out the different colleges. A punt ride down the Cam to see "the backs" is also enjoyable.

Thank Cdn_Traveller505
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose a tour to guide our visit and were glad we did. There is so much history here, and it was quite helpful to have someone explain things to us.

Thank dorights
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've had the very real privilege of getting to know Cambridge slowly over a period of years. You must walk. It's not huge and there are loads of benches. Where must you see: Kings College Chapel. The Backs. Christ's. Emmanuel. The Cam and the punting....More

Thank beaminster
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had booked and paid for a tour of the university from home. Unfortunately, a few wrong turns following our gps from London and we missed our tour! Disappointing to say the least! As it was we didn't give up and walked our way around...More

Thank EllieandSherlock
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took my daughter throughout the UK to visit Universities. We had to do Cambridge. The buildings are historic and beautiful. So much history.

Thank Scubachick59
Reviewed 15 August 2017

We had a wonderful day tour from London to Cambridge. Small historical town with an awesome atmosphere of more than 30 colleges. Some of them have free entrance hours. Don't miss the chance to get on the roof of St. Mary Church for marvelous views...More

Thank Nana_har
Reviewed 11 August 2017

The colleges section was really beautiful and interesting but mid summer might be the wrong time to go. The main street in front of the university buildings was packed. An unbelievable number of tour groups. If you are thinking of punting, it looked like the...More

Thank SWFSuzy
Reviewed 8 August 2017

This is a great place! magic and historic building, this day, unfortunately, the weather was horrible.

Thank Viajes A
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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:)
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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
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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
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