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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.
King’s College
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King’s College

One of the 31 constituent Colleges that make up the University of Cambridge, King's College was founded by King Henry VI in 1441.

King’s College and King’s College Chapel
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King’s College and King’s College Chapel

King's College Chapel plays a central role in College life, as well as being the most instantly recognizable and iconic building in Cambridge.

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.

Meet Cambridge
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Meet Cambridge

Meet Cambridge is the official venue-finding organisation for spaces at the University of Cambridge, the Cambridge Colleges, hotels and other unique properties in and around the city.

Pembroke College
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Pembroke College

The college is the third-oldest college of the university and has over 700 students and fellows. It is one of the university's larger colleges, with buildings from almost every century since its founding, as well as extensive gardens.

Peterhouse College
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Peterhouse College

The Chapel sits at the centre of the oldest part of College, and is the building you are most likely to see pictured in connection with Peterhouse.

Queens’ College
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Queens’ College

Queens’ College supports world-leading teaching and research in a beautiful and welcoming environment.

Ryder & Amies University Outfitters
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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!

Selwyn College
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Selwyn College

Welcome to Selwyn College, Cambridge. Selwyn combines academic excellence with a strong, diverse community.

Sidney Sussex College
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Sidney Sussex College

Founded in 1596, Sidney is renowned across the University and Cambridge Colleges for its warm community spirit, central location, and friendly atmosphere.

St John’s College
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St John’s College

At St John's College we provide students with a world class education in a diverse, friendly and lively environment.

The Pitt Building
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The Pitt Building

The Pitt Building in located on Trumpington Street in central Cambridge and offers an outstanding range of modern conference and meeting facilities. It also offers light, airy and spacious ground floor exhibition space.

Trinity College
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Trinity College

Trinity College is an educational institution comprising 180 Fellows and more than 1,000 students. The College welcomes visitors to Great Court and the Chapel for most of the year.

World Study Solutions Ltd
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World Study Solutions Ltd

We are a British Council registered agent. We specialise in helping international students study at language schools, universities and colleges throughout the world. We have been helping students for 20 years and are based in Cambridge, England.

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Did you know?

Bringing the river to life in raucous style each June, ‘The Bumps’ are a chaotic series of rowing races. In this Cambridge tradition, which dates back to the early 19th Century, boats set out in single file and must catch and touch, or ‘bump’, the boat ahead without being caught by the rowers on their tail.