University of Cambridge, Cambridge

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Admire architecture, landscaping, and education at its finest at University of Cambridge, the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world. The institution's 31 colleges and six schools sit fairly close to one another, but you'll often see students going to and from by bicycle. Of particular note is the Great Court of King's College, which features a sprawling green lawn and 16th-century perpendicular Gothic English architecture, as exemplified by the King's College chapel. The oldest colleges were founded in the 13th century, with the very oldest being Peterhouse, dating from 1284. The Cam River runs through the campus and is traversed by multiple bridges; cross over the Bridge of Sighs at St. John's College and the Mathematical Bridge at Queen's College, and keep your eye out for the resident swans. You are free to wander the grounds, but be aware that some colleges charge an entrance fee and access may be limited during the school term. To visit University of Cambridge on your trip to Cambridge, use our Cambridge trip builder website .
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  • August 21, 2017
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  • August 21, 2017
    A dip in the history! The buildings are wonderful! The visit is full of charms, is very worthwhile. In the autumn the photos look even more beautiful!
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  • August 20, 2017
    Took my daughter throughout the UK to visit Universities. We had to do Cambridge. The buildings are historic and beautiful. So much history.  more »
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  • Seen only in Google, heard much of it, read about department of physics, Lord Rather Ford, Cavendish laboratory... seen it's noble alumni, dream to be there. My daughter Agnishikha is in school level (IX) now, but very much ambitious to be able to get chance to study at there. Regards.
  • One of the best university in the world with great tradition and heritage. Does the rumour about prince Charles is true? 😁
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  • Went there for a visit as a tourist and I was stunned! Amazing town with so many old colleges looking spectactural. Beautiful parks with green grass and swons in the ponds. For me it was like being in a dream.
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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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