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Thursday, January 21, 2016

Cambridge College Tour

Mention Cambridge and the first thing that comes to my mind is the bevy of colleges, all with rich architecture - some modern and some ancient Gothic. I love the ancient style of architecture. Although the newer buildings are also interesting, they do not evoke the same kind of feelings as the old buildings. Last year we had been to Cambridge to visit a cousin of mine who was studying in one of the business schools there. He had invited us to a Formal Hall - a formal dinner hosted in an ancient panelled dining hall. It was a different experience and we had a nice time. And while in Cambridge he also took us on a College Tour. We visited some of the well-known colleges and university buildings.

Trinity College


The Cambridge Tourism department conducts official guided tours of the colleges but as a student my cousin was allowed to bring along guests. So, off we went on a walking tour combined with some memorable punting. The tour lasted a little under two hours and we visited several of the historic colleges - Corpus Christi College, King's College, Pembroke College, Trinity College, St. John's College and Christ's College to name a few. The tour was engaging and fun; with my cousin sharing some fun facts and the information he had gained during his stint as a student in Cambridge. From King's College (the very impressive and most visited college in Cambridge) to Trinity College (with its beautiful, large courtyard) to Corpus Christi College (with the oldest courtyard in Cambridge), each college was unique and offered a lovely insight into the history of the university town.

Cambridge College Tour
Christ's College

Cambridge College Tour
King's College

Cambridge College Tour

Cambridge College Tour

Cambridge College Tour
Corpus Christi College

Cambridge College Tour
St John's College

Cambridge College Tour
St John's College

Cambridge College Tour

Cambridge College Tour
Trinity College

Cambridge College Tour
Trinity College

Cambridge College Tour
Pembroke College

Cambridge College Tour
Trinity College


Cambridge College Tour
Trinity College


Cambridge College Tour

Cambridge College Tour
St John's College

Cambridge College Tour

Cambridge College Tour


Tour Options


If you love architecture and are in Cambridge (even if it is for a short period of time) then do go for a guided college tour. If you have a friend or family member studying in Cambridge, they can take you around the colleges. Or you can opt for one of the student guided tours. One such is the Cambridge Alumni Tours whose team members can be found outside the front entrance of King’s College. Alternately you could check with the Cambridge Tourist Information Centre (located at The Guildhall) regarding the guided tours they conduct.

Have you been to Cambridge? Have you done the College Tour?

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