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University of Cambridge, Cambridge

Categories: Historic Sites, Educational Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web
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. Add University of Cambridge and other attractions to your Cambridge trip itinerary using our Cambridge itinerary builder.
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  • University of Cambridge is the place that all those involved in education need or wish to visit once in their lifetime! The buildings are simply stunning, the gardens and courtyards a dream to walk th...  read more »
  • Our visit to Cambridge was lovely, made even more so by our visit to University of Cambridge. The river, lawns, bridges and punts were beautiful, and the buildings were awe-inspiring. Absolutely recom...  read more »
  • Cambridge University is an architectural gem. Walk the historic and scenic grounds where Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, Stephen Hawkings, prime ministers and over 30 Nobel Prize laureates have studied ...  read more »
  • An enormous and beautiful university with colleges scattered throughout a cute college town. I highly recommend getting a Footprints tour, which made the visit more than just taking photos of elaborately designed buildings. It's a 2 hour free walking tour of several spots on campus along with some history and explanation about the university's organization. A tip at the end of the tour is not necessary but very appreciated and deserved. One thing I disliked is that there is an entrance fee for the colleges. It's very disappointing to hear that Cambridge has decided to make a profit from its name by charging its visitors--many of which could easily be prospective students.
  • Stunning small city steeped in history and peculiarities. A quick tour of some colleges and an explore of the River Cam on a sunny day is a great way to spend the weekend. Highlights include Bridge of sighs, little coffee shops and punting.
  • I love combridge university my dream is that I like to continue my education in this university. I am from Afghanistan I study in khane - e - Noor high school.
  • It is as beautiful as the pictures you have seen probably suggest. I can't vouch for it as a student but as a tourist? Ehh. It's not the best days out. There are people literally everywhere and most of it is blocked off anyway.
  • this is ahistorical university. Iam goin to send my child there bcause I want them to be leaders in seving humanity
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