Trinity College
Trinity College
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Founded in 1546 by Henry VIII, this college boasts the famous apple tree that prompted Isaac Newton to develop his theory of gravity.
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  • Manfred B
    138 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Magnificent Historic College in Cambridge
    We visited Trinity College during our holiday in Cambridgeshire and on arrival we were welcomed by the friendly and most helpful Staff in the Porter's Lodge. The Architecture of the Historic Buildings, especially the splendid facade of the Entrance to the College, were very interesting. We were very pleased to see the beautiful Chapel during our visit. The Grounds of the College were very well cared for.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 September 2023
  • M&D W
    Scotland, United Kingdom33 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fascinating history, beautiful buildings; superb guided tour.
    Well worth a visit, though do check out pre-booking beforehand. We were lucky to get on the porter’s tour only because of no-shows. Cost, a small donation to charity. A fascinating tour of Trinity College Quad, with lots of interesting facts about its origin and alumni. A brilliant bonus was hearing the chapel organist rehearse. Beautiful buildings and gardens with an accomplished guide A huge thank you to Mark. So glad of the opportunity to see this historic College.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 October 2023
  • Elizabeth S
    Derbyshire, United Kingdom82 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An informative and entertaining tour
    We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of Trinity College with Mark, one of the College porters. Mark was very knowledgeable and entertaining, and we learned a lot about the history of the College and some of its quirky former students. We topped off our visit with some time in the wonderful Wren Library. We can thoroughly recommend.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 30 October 2023
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Wander & Wonder
Singapore, Singapore1,702 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Family
Walking along Trinity St, we can to the entrance of Trinity College. This is the largest and richest college in the University of Cambridge. A statue of King Henry VIII stands above the entrance who built the college
Written 29 January 2020
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Manfred B
138 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
We visited Trinity College during our holiday in Cambridgeshire and on arrival we were welcomed by the friendly and most helpful Staff in the Porter's Lodge.

The Architecture of the Historic Buildings, especially the splendid facade of the Entrance to the College, were very interesting. We were very pleased to see the beautiful Chapel during our visit.

The Grounds of the College were very well cared for.
Written 25 September 2023
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Elizabeth S
Derbyshire, UK82 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of Trinity College with Mark, one of the College porters. Mark was very knowledgeable and entertaining, and we learned a lot about the history of the College and some of its quirky former students. We topped off our visit with some time in the wonderful Wren Library. We can thoroughly recommend.
Written 30 October 2023
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK185,717 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
Out of all the colleges in Cambridge, Trinity College has some of the most distinctive architecture. The Tudor Great Gate and Clock Tower, the sanctum sanctorum of the Trinity, the colonnaded Nevile's Court and the Chapel are probably the most impressive parts of the buildings.
Written 26 October 2021
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GRAHAMMMCFARLANE
Bedford, UK611 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Couples
One of the best colleges in Cambridge to get the real flavour of English heritage - the grounds; the libraries; the chapel and the whole atmosphere of Trinity is an experience to be savoured.
Written 22 December 2014
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lizlbarrett
Boston, MA13 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Family
Shockingly rude porters. One of them came up to me and asked me if I was pregnant really aggressively, I mean straight up yelling 'Is she pregnant?' at my mother. We weren't talking to him or anything, it was completely out of the blue. He just ran up and start screaming at us. I am not pregnant and even if I was, this is a totally inappropriate thing to say to any woman and especially to a stranger. I cannot fathom the lack of intelligence and empathy that a porter has to have to make a blunder like that. So many women struggle with conceiving children and with body image. Very disappointing.

The college itself is beautiful, but I don't think buying admission is worth it as you really can't see anything other than the quad. Looking in through the gate is mostly the same experience and doesn't cost three quid.
Written 19 June 2018
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Kathleen E S F
New York City, NY24 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Family
I'd love to tell you about what I saw at Trinity, but I can't, as I wasn't allowed in. The college had an unannounced closing, for at least 3 days. Despite the fact that this was the college I most wanted to see, as a professor of astrophysics and fan of Isaac Newton, and despite the fact that my husband was a Cambridge alum, they would not let us in. That's maybe ok, but, most offensively, they would not even tell us when they might open again. They were pretty rude about it, and our private tour guide basically said Trinity are jerks; even if you have made arrangements in advance and they have confirmed it, they will just close if they feel like it and let no one in. And she said no other college does this, but because they're so rich, Trinity don't care about anyone else. That was very much our experience. So if you've got your heart set on going in, perhaps make sure you have a friend who is a current student *at* Trinity? Or plan on staying for a month, just in case?
Written 10 July 2017
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Angela E
Melbourne16 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2013 • Couples
My partner is a Cambridge alumni and we are both over 60, yet we were aggressively told that unless we paid the £2 each admission fee, we could not even stand at the entrance and look at the building. The large, overweight "guard" in the bowler hat made a point of standing almost toe to toe with us, filling our eyeline with his considerable bulk to prevent us seeing the building from the gateway. Quite intolerable I thought and a sad reflection on the modern obsession with the acquisition of wealth.
Written 26 August 2013
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Another O
4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2015 • Couples
Visited about a dozen Colleges, amongst other attractions, over three days. Some Colleges are free and some charge up to £3.50. This one was a ripoff. £2 isn't much, but for that you get to walk through the Great Gate into the Great Court, turn left and then out through the Queens gate at the side. You do take a detour in the middle to go and see the chapel, but only from the ante-chapel (ie the entrance hall!) - you can't walk in. Both Court gates are packed with people who can see everything you have, so there is no point. You can't see the Hall, New Court, Neville's Court, Bishops Hostel, etc. The Wren library at the back is free and accessible from the public road (and worth a visit). You do get a leaflet with a lot of historical information, but it is a bit laughable, and insulting, that the leaflet calls this a "tour". Avoid. Many of the lesser known Colleges are beautiful (and free).
Written 1 October 2015
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DStravelbugs
Arlington, VA33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Friends
The interior is interesting but even more amazing is seeing Isaac Newton's own notebook with his handwriting and items from the author of Winnie the Pooh. All this available for viewing for free,
Written 13 May 2015
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