University of Virginia, Charlottesville

University of Virginia is a renowned center of learning--as well as a prime example of Jeffersonian architecture. The university's layout is a result of Thomas Jefferson's plan to design a stimulating environment for contemplation and intellectual exchange. All the famous parts, such as the Lawn, the Gardens, and the Range, serve this purpose. The centerpiece of the university is the Rotunda, inspired by the Roman Pantheon; it originally housed the university library. Subsequent extensions were carefully made to match Jefferson's original design. Walking tours are available, but you should make an online reservation ahead of time. To visit University of Virginia and get the most from your holiday in Charlottesville, create itinerary details personal to you using our Charlottesville holiday maker site .
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  • We were driving north from NC and after visiting Appomattox we decided to go to UVA. It was a good decision. The campus is pretty and well laid out. We were offered a guide to a walking tour which was...  more »
  • The Lawn is an impressive long open area-like an extended quad on many campuses. Learned that there are dorm rooms right on the Lawn for accomplished students. Since we went just weeks after the Augus...  more »
  • If I were to redo my visit, I would skip the guided tour and explore the campus on my own. After visiting so many historical sites with guided tours, it was clear that these guides were student volunt...  more »
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  • For anyone with dermatologist appointments this is the best place to go. Thanks to a wonderful staff of doctors and assistants. I recommend this place to everyone.
  • Lara Jean' dream college!! Omaygad I thought it was just a fantasy by Jenny Han, but it was all real and standing. 😭😭 Crying right now cause instead she will go to UNC
  • Pretty nice campus, but I can't speak to the academics.
  • Socialist progressive and SJW heaven where TJ will soon be disavowed.
  • Great hospital! Tons of liver transplants here every year!!!

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Hotels and inns in Charlottesville's lively downtown area offer proximity to the city's main attractions, but they can be on the expensive side. There are several more inexpensive options located along or near Emmet Street, which is a short drive from the main thoroughfare. Alternatively, immerse yourself in local history by staying at a centuries-old bed and breakfast. Many of these establishments are complete with fine period furnishings.
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