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Corpus Christi College

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Address: Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1RH, England
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14:00 - 16:00
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Founded in 1352 by the townspeople of old Cambridge, this is one of the...

Founded in 1352 by the townspeople of old Cambridge, this is one of the older and more central Colleges of Cambridge University.

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Historic college - feel the history

The college contains lodges that are the oldest in either this University city or Oxford; the lawns are manicured, the buildings are austere and ooze character. The Chapel... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 November 2016
Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

The college contains lodges that are the oldest in either this University city or Oxford; the lawns are manicured, the buildings are austere and ooze character. The Chapel - modelled on it's larger compatriot in King's - was flooded with organ music when we visited and the deep resonant sounds made the whole building vibrate - a wonderful sound. As... More 

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Paisley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

We did not expect much as this college is not as famous or visited as some; we were delighted though to find the oldest court in either Cambridge or Oxford, a fabulous and atmospheric 14 th century building. We had it to ourseves as well and there was a feeling of mellow peace and antiquity. There's also a magnificent stone... More 

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Linkoping, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

A vey nice college in the center of Cambridge. Fantstic buildings, lovely courtyards and wonderful atmosphere, only 2,50 entrance. Well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

We were part of a small group visit to the College, concentrating on Matthew Parker's library. Amazing collection and a very good display including very rare Anglo Saxon material. The College's assistant librarian, Beth, who led our group was a model of excellence as she patiently answered all our questions and even found examples of Early English charters for us... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

We did not go into the college but saw this as part of our trip down the river on a Punt. Plenty information provided by the young lady delivering the tour

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Hoboken, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

Was in Cambridge for a conference -- there are only two "business class" hotels in town. Decided to stay in student lodgings. Perfect choice: this is the best location in Cambridge. A 10 minute walk from the station: historic quad and close to everything. If you ask for an en suite room, you are in a modern block right next... More 

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Aberdare, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Very interesting tour with a very knowledgable guide. Plenty to see if you like old buildings and history. we also went to the Parker Library where they have a very good display of old manuscripts and books.

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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

This College was founded in the thirteen hundreds as a response by the townspeople to the Black Death.The Old Court is the oldest quad in the city, although other large and significant developments, such as the Chapel (open to visitors for services in term-time) is essentially Victorian. The plate displayed at special dinners is sensational and includes a coconut cup... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

For two pounds fifty, an entrance ticket enables the visitor to go into the chapel and around the grounds, including into the courtyards and gardens. The college cafeteria is available for visitors to access also. The gardens were kept immaculately and it was a real treat to discover them. Being the only college opened by the community, the chapel is... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

Stumbled on this gorgeous college, courtyards and chapel, and at just £2.50 entry, it was perfect, even though many areas not open to the public. A little haven out of the way from tourists, and esp. the Bursars garden and chapel. There was hardly a soul around, except for the dining hall. Great value for money, peace, tranquility and history,... More 

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