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Founded in 1209, nearly a century after Oxford University was established, the university was formally incorporated in 1571 and was patterned after those of Oxford and Paris with a traditional course of study based on Latin grammar, rhetoric and...more
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All reviews the river day trip beautiful campus senate house every corner open to the public steeped in history isaac newton boat ride king's chapel walk around lots of history fitzwilliam museum market square bridge of sighs walking tour architecture
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Cambridge is probably the most picturesque City in the country. The buildings and the surrounding areas are stunning. It doesnt matter what angle you come from every view is a delight. Punting along the river is a must as you will see a good deal...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank stevieb1957
Reviewed 4 days ago

There’s so much history in this quaint English town. From Sir Isaac Newton to the Night Climbers, you will hear stories of brilliance and some a tad naughty. It was quite an experience. I highly recommend punting down the River Cam. Will go back!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank DeborahS1740
Reviewed 31 October 2018

A must see area of Cambridge though access is limited to the public and most gates and access points are manned to stop access.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank happytravellady
Reviewed 29 October 2018

I took the train up from London and was at Cambridge within the hour. This town is just so picturesque. The colleges are just beautiful and I especially loved my visit to Kings College where the chapel is just stunning. So much history in this...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Lrp62
Reviewed 27 October 2018

Going to UK / England, must go to Cambridge, this places has a lot to tell! Use Hop On Hop Off! bus and it takes around the city and can be covered in a single day, esp if u plan to travel by Train to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Saket G
Reviewed 22 October 2018

If you love history - you must see it, very unique architecture, very looked after. We will be back for sure.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Anna Z
Reviewed 17 October 2018

Great to tour Cambridge with a walking tour and experienced guide who knew all the history and lots of fun stories about the colleges. We also loved taking a punting tour!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 16 October 2018

Beautiful buildings with so much history! Worth a visit when in Cambridge . This town is so full of culture! Enjoy it from river Cam! Get down to the punting stations and experience this magnificent city! You will get a chance to see the different...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank irenejeffree
Reviewed 4 October 2018

If you are visiting, take a walk alongside or a punt on the river Cam, this affords the best view of many of the well known Colleges and their amazing architecture. Whilst taking in the view, it is also a very relaxing way to while...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Karen F
Reviewed 1 October 2018

Enjoyed our day in Cambridge. Went into St. Andrews walked around the courtyard. We then walked towards the main streets where an outdoor market was being held. Very interesting indeed with lots of vendors. Continued onto Queens College, the oldest on site, which again we...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Response from ekwinokcjum | Reviewed this property |
I think you don't need too. We just walked in:)
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Response from angooredcow | Reviewed this property |
The campuses are open for strolling around since they are part of the towns/villages. However, if you want to gain entrance to a specific college or building, there are restrictions whether it is Christmas eve or Boxing Day... More
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Response from angooredcow | Reviewed this property |
I hope my answer is not too late. Go to Paddington Station to buy train tickets to Oxford. You can also puchase online. Trains to and from Oxford to Central London run all day long. Very efficient. You can pick up a bus... More