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Trinity Hall

Trinity Lane, Cambridge. CB2 1TJ • (01223) 332500
Trinity Hall, Cambridge
Trinity Hall, Cambridge

Trinity Hall was founded by Bishop Bateman of Norwich in 1350, making it the fifth oldest surviving College of the University of Cambridge. Bishop Bateman originally founded the College to promote the study of canon and civil law. To this day, the College maintains a very strong tradition in the study of Law.

The current site of the College originated from the purchase of a house from John de Crauden, Prior of Ely, for the use of his monks during their period of study in Cambridge in the early 14th century. The College has remained on this site for almost 700 years. The buildings of Front Court, including the Chapel, the Hall and the Master’s Lodge, date from the late 14th century.

Although little evidence remains of their medieval origins, from North Court the medieval windows and arches which remain on the back wall provide a glimpse of how the College may have looked in the 15th century.

Altogether, Trinity Hall, with its gardens, its architecture and its riverside site, hidden between its larger neighbours, is one of the most attractive colleges in Cambridge.


Free Entry.

No easily accessible wifi. No smoking.

Opening Times:

Open 10am-12noon, 2pm-5pm Tuesday and Thursday, 9am-12noon Sunday when the College is open. Opening hours are subject to examinations and holidays and you should check the college website before planning your visit. Free admission.


Advance booking is not required.


Located to the west of the city centre between Trinity Lane and the River Cam.

Getting There:

National Rail Cambridge railway station: 25 minutes walk.


Parking available nearby - payment required.

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Trinity Hall, Trinity Lane, Cambridge. CB2 1TJ • (01223) 332500

Last Updated Friday 29 April 2022

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