Universities & Colleges

Universities & Colleges

Cambridge is the country’s most beautiful historic city. Its elegant centre is framed by architectural triumphs, surrounded by green spaces and home to the University of Cambridge’s world-famous colleges.

Cambridge lives and breathes its past in its present; wander through the winding streets and follow in the steps of the city’s luminaries including Charles Darwin, Alfred Tennyson and Sylvia Plath to name but a few. Poets, philosophers, scientists, medics, engineers, prime ministers and Nobel Peace Prize winners have all left their mark here.

Pay a visit to King’s College Chapel – a truly inspirational experience. It is the largest and most spectacular of the college chapels in Cambridge.

Admire the picturesque waters of the River Cam and gaze in wonder at the Bridge of Sighs at St John’s and the Mathematical Bridge at Queens’.

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KEY FACTS
  • Corpus Christi college is famous for the Chronophage, the amazing £1m golden clock invented by one of its former students, John Taylor.
  • Trinity College has a famous statue of Henry VIII holding the orb of state, and a sceptre, which in fact is a chair leg mischievously put there by an irreverent student in the 19th century.
Cambridge Festival (University of Cambridge)
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Cambridge Festival (University of Cambridge)

The interdisciplinary Cambridge Festival will take place from 14-28 March 2024 with a mixture of on online, on-demand and in-person events covering all aspects of the world-leading research happening at Cambridge.

Cambridge Literary Festival
Books
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Cambridge Literary Festival

Two festivals and events throughout the year, hosting literary greats, debut writers, scientists, artists, politicians, comedians and children's authors, all "For the Love of Books".

Cambridge Women Tours
City Tours
Key Sites to Visit
Leisure Activities
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Walking & Cycling Routes

Cambridge Women Tours

Sex and the City - a walking tour This guided tour, led by Cambridge Green Badge guides, reveals the parts played by women in shaping the university, the town and the world beyond.

Clare Hall
B&B's and Guesthouses
College Rooms
Museums & Galleries
Tourism
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Clare Hall

Clare Hall is a college for advanced study at the University of Cambridge. We have beautiful grounds and gardens to explore. A British architect and long-time resident of Sweden, Ralph Erskine, was enlisted to build a resolutely modern community within Cambridge’s history-rich landscape.

La Dante in Cambridge
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La Dante in Cambridge

La Dante in Cambridge is a not-for-profit cultural association and is part of the international organization “La Società Dante Alighieri”, which was founded in 1889 and has 500 offices worldwide. Our aim here in Cambridge is to promote knowledge and enjoyment of the Italian, Spanish, and English languages and culture, and to bring together like-minded people who want to learn more about what these beautiful countries have to offer. Our approach is to create a unique blend of learning language and culture at the same time, which research shows are the quickest way to achieve a higher level of language proficiency.

Ryder & Amies
Fashion
Free
Gift Shops
Key Sites to Visit
Tourism
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Ryder & Amies

Cambridge University Store, established in 1864. Suppliers of Cambridge University Academic Robes and Official Merchandise, specialists in College Apparel.

Ryder & Amies University Outfitters
Accessories
City Tours
Free
Gift Shops
Key Sites to Visit
Leisure Activities
Tourism
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Ryder & Amies University Outfitters

University of Cambridge Official Outfitter. We sell the largest range of college and university merchandise in Cambridge. Family run since 1864!

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Did you know?

Cambridge is the cycling capital of the UK, with around 55% of residents making a journey by bike at least once per week.