Trinity College, Cambridge

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Founded in 1592, Trinity College Dublin is Ireland’s university on the world stage, offering undergraduate and postgraduate programmes across 24 schools and three faculties: arts, humanities, and social sciences; engineering, maths and science; and health sciences.

Spread across 50 acres in Dublin city centre, Trinity’s 17,000-strong student body comes from all 32 counties and more than 120 countries, making it a cosmopolitan campus with a focus on diversity, intellectual rigour, academic excellence and research-led teaching. Home to Nobel prize-winners such as scientist Ernest Walton and writer Samuel Beckett, Trinity draws visitors from across the world to its historic campus each year, including to the Book of Kells and Science Gallery which capture the university’s connection to both old and new.

Trinity’s Old Library, which houses the Long Room, is the largest research library in Ireland, with a collection of six million printed items, 500,000 maps, 80,000 electronic journals, and 350,000 electronic books. Ranked 88th in the world in the latest QS World Rankings, Trinity offers a liberal, transformative education at the frontiers of disciplines.
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  • I was especially eager to visit Cambridge University's Trinity College, as my 11th Great-Grandfather, Adam Loftus, matriculated from it in the early 1550's. Like so many of Trinity's students he excel...  more »
  • Trinity college is one of the most beautiful historical buildings in Cambridge and not too crowded. Don't forget to visit Wren Library because it has a unique atmosphere.  more »
  • We visited Trinity college in order, inter alia, to visit the library. After almost an hour wait was informed us that we no longer were allowed inside. This should really be arranged in a different way!
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  • Felt royal, academic, proud and mesmerized. Especially I liked the Church.
  • Ancient building with a specific medieval smell. Really really an amazing exprience there.
  • I enjoyed it and I am the absolute boy
  • Nice architecture
  • A great place with a great history, present and definitely a greater future

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With over 150 hotels, B&Bs, inns, and self-catering facilities, Cambridge offers a wealth of lodging options for every taste and budget. While visiting this heritage-rich city, you can even enjoy the university experience by staying in a college room. These centrally located B&B rooms offer an inexpensive and convenient alternative to staying in the city's hotels. You can retrace the footsteps of the university's famous graduates, grab a meal in the college hall, get lost in the campus and hidden courtyards, and end the day with a drink in the college bar.
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