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Guided Tours of Trinity

We warmly invite you to explore Trinity College through our guided tours, led by our knowledgeable Porters. To book your spot, please visit our tour booking page. Our tours are available daily at the following times:

  • 10:00 AM
  • 11:30 AM
  • 2:00 PM
  • 3:30 PM

Please note, we are currently unable to accommodate large group bookings. If your party requires more than 5 booking slots, kindly reach out to us at head.porter@trin.cam.ac.uk for assistance.

We also want to let you know that some areas of the College might be inaccessible due to ongoing renovations, and there could be some noise. Unfortunately, the Dining Hall is not included in the tour at this time.

The cost for the tour is £5 per person, with children under 12 free of charge. Payment can be made by card on the day of your visit.

Please arrive at the Great Gate on Trinity Street a few minutes before your scheduled tour time to ensure a timely start.

For information on accessibility, please refer to our Accessibility Guide.

We look forward to welcoming you to Trinity College.

College Grounds

Trinity College is an educational institution comprising more than 1,200 students and 190 Fellows and 350 full- and part-time members of staff. All undergraduate students and some Fellows live and work in College, in accommodation ranging from rooms in seventeenth-century courts to twentieth-century blocks. Currently, the courts, including Great Court, are not open to the public (with the exceptions below).

However, the public can access The Backs – the College grounds beside the River Cam – when these are open: normally 9am – 5pm, but they may be closed for special events.

Please check before you visit by calling the Porters’ Lodge at +44 (0)1223 338 400. Bicycles and dogs are not allowed at Trinity, nor is walking on the grass or picking flowers. Picnics and BBQs are not permitted.

Chapel

The College welcomes visitors to the Chapel for services for most of the year. You can find out about Chapel services.

The Wren Library is normally open to the public between 12 noon and 2 pm on Monday to Friday, and 10.30-12.30 on Saturday mornings in term time. Access is via Garrett Hostel Lane and admission is free. For more details on the wren library, see here.

If you have any questions about the Library’s rare books and manuscript collections please email: wren.library@trin.cam.ac.uk

If you have any questions about the College archive or modern manuscript collections, please email archives@trin.cam.ac.uk.

You can view theWren Library virtual tour to  take a look at the amazing features of the library’s building.

Cambridge University Members

Members of any Cambridge University colleges, on presentation of their University ID card, may normally visit Trinity with up to three accompanied guests during opening hours.

Cambridge Residents

Local residents, on the production of a King’s College resident’s card, and up to three accompanied guests may normally visit Trinity during opening hours.

Prospective admissions candidates

If you are thinking of applying to Trinity, either as an undergraduate or postgraduate student, you are welcome to look around at any time, free of charge, but please be in touch with us on admissions@trin.cam.ac.uk at least two working days in advance to arrange a time, and we will confirm with you if this is possible. When you arrive, please show the confirmation message to the Porters’ Lodge at Great Gate.

Teachers

If you would like to visit Trinity with your students, please contact the Schools Liaison Office at schools.liaison@trin.cam.ac.uk. You can also find out more information about Trinity’s widening participation work with UK state schools online.

Cambridge University Alumni

Alumni of Trinity or other Cambridge colleges can normally visit Trinity during opening hours, with up to three guests. To do so, please bring your alumni ID (CamCard).

Photography

Anyone wishing to take photographs requiring tripods, or for commercial purposes, should apply in advance in writing to the Junior Bursar, Trinity College, Cambridge, CB2 1TQ or email junior.bursar@trin.cam.ac.uk.

Finding Trinity

Map of Pearce Hostel, Bridge Street, Whewells Court, Great Court, Angel Court, Bishops Hostel, New Court, Nevile's Court and the Backs
Map of Pearce Hostel, Bridge Street, Whewells Court, Great Court, Angel Court, Bishops Hostel, New Court, Nevile's Court and the Backs

Directions to Trinity College

By Bus

Trinity College is approximately ten minutes’ walk across town from the main Drummer Street bus station

By Train

Cambridge station is served by trains from London King’s Cross and London Liverpool Street and also from the Midlands. Further information is available at the National Rail Enquiries website.

Taxis to the College can be hired from Cambridge station. There are also bus services from the station into the centre of town.

By Car

Please note that only Fellows of the College and their guests who have obtained prior permission may park in the College. This regulation is strictly enforced. There is pay-and-display public parking all along Queen’s Road. You should also note that Trinity Street is closed to traffic between 10 am and 4 pm Monday to Saturday.

N.B. – There is a two-tonne weight limit on the bridge on the Avenue. Vehicles heavier than this limit must park in the Avenue on the far side of this bridge.

From the M11

Exit the M11 at Junction 13. Turn right into Cambridge on the Madingley Road (A1303). Carry straight on down this road to the roundabout at the end, leaving Storey’s Way to your left and Grange Road to your right. At the roundabout, turn right onto Queen’s Road (‘the Backs’). The turning to Trinity, marked by No Entry signs, is on the left-hand side immediately after a pedestrian crossing.

From the A14 (Peterborough direction)

Follow signs into Cambridge, entering on the Huntingdon Road (A1307). Go straight on at the left-hand junction with Victoria Road, and then immediately turn right down Mount Pleasant, following the Ring Road. Keep following the Ring Road south down Queen’s Road. The turning to Trinity, marked by No Entry signs, is on the left-hand side immediately after a pedestrian crossing.

By Air

London Stansted is approximately 30 miles south of Cambridge. There are regular train and bus services to Cambridge.

London Heathrow is approximately 70 miles from Cambridge. There are bus services from Heathrow to Cambridge; allow at least three hours journey time. Alternatively, travel by train via London.

London Gatwick is a little under 100 miles from Cambridge. There is a coach service from Gatwick to Cambridge; allow at least three hours journey time. Alternatively, travel by train via London.

There are a limited number of European flights from Cambridge Airport (01223 373 737).

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