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Take a Tour

Welcome to Trinity College – one of the largest Colleges of the University of Cambridge. Come and find out what makes us unique, meet some of our students, see all our facilities and find out what student life here is life is like.

Click on the video to take a quick tour with our Outreach team, Jon and Lizzie.


600 Undergrads

Trinity is one of the largest colleges with around 600 undergraduates – with an intake of 200 students  per year.

3 Sites

We have three sites – the main college site, Whewell’s Court, and Burrell’s Field – all right in the heart of Cambridge City Centre.

Guaranteed Rooms

We have hundreds of student rooms and accommodation is guaranteed throughout your degree. 

Trinity College Cambridge Map


You can see from the map, Trinity College includes lots of buildings spread out over a large area of Cambridge. From the Gatehouse on Trinity Street in the heart of the City, stretch right down to the River Cam, where you can enjoy our own College punts.

A Student Perspective

Meet some of students below and get their honest, informal opinion on living and studying here at Trinity. Take of tour of the accommodation where you’ll be living and gain some top tips for how to handle the workload.

Trinity Top 10

1 Try to beat the clock at the Great Court Run in time-honoured fashion each October.

2 Watch The Man Who Know Infinity starring Dev Patel (specially filmed in College)

3 Smile at the original manuscript of Winnie the Pooh, furrow your brow at Newton’s Principia and peer at Shakespeare’s first folio in ‘one of the most beautiful libraries in the word’ – the incomparable Wren Library.

4 Glam up for the May Ball– it’s the most famous party in Cambridge’s iconic May Week (actually in June) – and/or attend the May Week Alternative and feel good about giving to charity

5 Savour Trinity’s famous dessert – Trinity Burnt Cream – and its mouth-watering cheese straws.

6 Explore the beautiful Fellows’ Gardens (open to all members of College), hire a Trinity punt and admire the world-famous Backs, or wander through the stunning Grade 1 Listed courts. You’ll never tire of Trinity’s incredible setting right in the heart of Cambridge.

7 Make life-long friends from among Trinity’s 1200 students – there’s c. 200 undergraduates in each year – and take your pick of student societies. From yoga, football and rowing, to ethical affairs, feminism and politics, not to mention acting, comedy and art, there is something for everyone. And if there isn’t, you can set up your own society!

8 Apply for grants to learn a language, take an internship or conduct a summer project.

9 Learn from leading academics in very small groups (called Supervisions). It’s one of the best university educations in the world and it’s open to anyone with great grades and a genuine interest in their subject. Don’t let anything put you off applying for a life-changing experience!

10 Imbibe 700 years of history at College that has been home to Prime Ministers, (34) Nobel Prize winners, literary legends, scientists who have changed the world, and incredible sportsmen and women.

In your free time

Trinity is a huge college with loads of people to meet and things to do! 

Here are just *SOME* of the things you can get involved with: ​​

  • Student politics/activism
  • Sport (just about any sport you can imagine)
  • Hanging out with friends in the bar/around college 
  • Watching TV in the JCR (very popular during football/Love Island season)​​
  • Student societies (personal favourites include the Assassins Society and the Chocolate Society)
  • Cultural societies like the ACS, PakSoc, Fly., and many many more
  • Student journalism 
  • Watching Netflix in your room with friends (Sainsbury’s is very close by for movie snacks) 

The best thing about trinity is...

The Best Thing About Trinity Is The Support We Get In Our Subjects And The Expert Teaching We Get. You Make Friends Who Are So Passionate About Their Subjects.
The Best Thing About Trinity Is Its International Diversity, The Fact That You Can Meet People From All Over The World And That’s Celebrated
The Best Thing About Trinity Is That Everyone You Meet Is Always Really Welcoming, And Always Willing To Lend A Hand.

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We have a fantastic group of Student Ambassadors who are happy to answer any questions you might have about University and Trinity College or even what the food is like in the Dining Hall. Join in the conversion!

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