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’.

  • 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.

Did you know?

Cambridge University Library is one of the UK’s six legal deposit libraries, which means it receives a copy of every book published in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. It now houses over 8 million books, journals and other items!