Trinity College, Cambridge, a quadrangle layout that is common to most of the historic colleges. Photo by Treasury 78.
Visit Cambridge University
Just your average dining room in Cambridge. Corpus Christi scholars tuck in.
Most colleges charge a modest entry fee and open at various times but generally around 10am – 3. 30pm/ 5pm, with more limited times on Sundays. Times vary slightly according to whether you visit during term or not, so check before planning your schedule.
The main train station is about half an hour’s walk from the city centre.
Cambridge main attractions
St. John’s College main entrance onto a Cambridge city street. Photo by Green Lane.
• King’s College and especially its stunning chapel with equally well-known choir, performing Tuesday to Saturday at 5. 30pm during term time.
• Kin’s Parade (a medieval street).
• Clare College bridge and the wooden Mathematical Bridge.
• Fellow’s Garden, a beautiful college garden open to the public.
• Trinity College’s Great Gate and the Tudor buildings in the Great Court (as seen in Chariots of Fire).
• The magnificent twin courtyards of Old Court and Cloister Court’s in Queen’s College.
• The Wren Library (free entry).
• Finally, Cambridge’s best museum is the Fitzwilliam (free entry).
Some Cambridge Sights
King’s College Chapel, Cambridge. Chapel? Oxford and Cambridge all full of these vast, elaborate ‘chapels’. Photo by Sailko.
The famed Mathematical Bridge of Clare College. Photo by Oxyman.
The President’s Lodge in Queen’s College. Unusually Tudor for a Cambridge college. Photo by Cantab12
Fitzwilliam College Museum, free to enter. Photo by Andrew Dunn.
Selwyn College Old Court.