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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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  • Architecturally stunning buildings and the colleges are all around the city. Easy to find but the staff could loosen up a bit and remember they don't own the buildings and are there to help!. 
    Architecturally stunning buildings and the colleges are all around the city. Easy to find but the staff could loosen up a bit and remember they don't own the buildings and are there to help!.  more »
  • So many colleges of this university to see, but it would be too costly and time-consuming to visit every one of the grand buildings. So I elected to take a tour of King’s College and St John's... 
    So many colleges of this university to see, but it would be too costly and time-consuming to visit every one of the grand buildings. So I elected to take a tour of King’s College and St John's...  more »
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  • The University of Cambridge is said to be the second oldest university in English speaking world. It is one among the worlds top 5 universities. Most of the colleges and buildings have so much of historical importance. To take a boat ride with the guide is highly recommend so that it would be easy to understand the historical importance of the colleges. It was a cool experience for me and it would be the same for you. 👍🏻
  • The University of Cambridge is rich in history – its famous Colleges and University buildings attract visitors from all over the world. But the University's museums and collections also hold many treasures which give an exciting insight into some of the scholarly activities, both past and present, of the University's academics and students. The University is one of the world's oldest universities and leading academic centres, and a self-governed community of scholars. Its reputation for outstanding academic achievement is known worldwide and reflects the intellectual achievement of its students, as well as the world-class original research carried out by the staff of the University and the Colleges. Many of the University's customs and unusual terminology can be traced to roots in the early years of the University's long history, and this section of our website looks to the past to find the origins of much that is distinctive in the University of today. 🤘🤘🤘❤❤❤👌👌👌👌✌✌✌✌✌.

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