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Trinity Hall from River Cam

Trinity Hall, Cambridge

Clean, comfortable University accommodation in this 14th century Cambridge College

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  • 14th century buildings
  • Breakfast included
  • No car parking
  • No smoking
  • Minimum age 21
  • Historic Property


  • Shared gardens
  • Luggage storage
  • Linen included
  • Towels included
  • Central heating

Food and Drinks

  • English breakfast (included)

Nearby recreations

  • Pub (walking distance)
  • Museums (walking distance)
  • Historic houses
  • Gardens
  • Recommended restaurants (walking distance)
  • Theatre (walking distance)


Trinity Hall, known as the ‘Hidden Hall’, is situated in the very heart of Cambridge. An ideal location for visitors, it is only a short walk from restaurants, bars, museums and attractions.

The accommodation available houses undergraduates during term time. The rooms are therefore not equipped to four star hotel standard, but they are clean and comfortable. All bedrooms have a handwash basin, toiletries and towels.
Please note we are unable to accept bookings for Stag and Hen parties.

History to the present day

The fifth oldest College of Cambridge University, Trinity Hall was founded by Bishop William Bateman of Norwich in 1350. This elegant venue holds many architectural treasures and historical artefacts dating back to Medieval times.

Nestled between Clare and Trinity Colleges, Trinity Hall lies beside the River Cam in the centre of Cambridge. With its gardens, architecture and riverside position, Henry James said of it, “If I were called upon to mention the prettiest corner of the world, I should draw a thoughtful sigh and point the way to the gardens of Trinity Hall.”
Trinity Hall was founded immediately after the Black Death of 1349, a disaster which, among other things, resulted in a shortage of clergymen and lawyers. To this day, the College maintains a very strong tradition in the study of law.
The main College buildings originated from the purchase of a house from John de Crauden, which was intended for the use of his monks during their period of study in Cambridge. In the early days of Oxford & Cambridge Universities the term college only referred to the group of students who lived within a Hall. Later on it became fashionable to adopt the name College instead of Hall. However by the time this became fashionable Henry VIII had created his own Trinity College next door leaving Trinity Hall no option but to remain as Trinity Hall.

Food and Drinks

If your accomodation is located on central site, then Breakfast is served in the main Dining Hall. 

Mon – Sat 8.15 – 9.00am, Sunday 8.45am – 9.30am.

If your accomodation is at the Wychfield Site, please note breakfast is not always included with the booking.

Other facilities


The Porters Lodge has hair dryers available for guests use.

Arrival information and how to find us

Address: Trinity Hall, Trinity Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1TJ, United Kingdom

Please note we have 2 sites, ensure you know which site your accomodation is located at


Check in: From 2pm. Check out: By 10am.

On Arrival: Visitors must register at the Porters Lodge on Trinity Lane, where a room key or access card will be issued. Rooms will be available from 2pm on the day of arrival. Please show your booking confirmation to the Porters.

How to Find Us:

By rail: Cambridge Station is an approximate 30 minute walk, but buses run every 8 minutes into the centre of Cambridge and taxis are available at Cambridge Station.

By road: Cambridge is linked to London and the M25 by the M11 motorway. Exit at junction 12 for Barton Road or Junction 13 for Madingley Road.

Parking: We cannot offer any parking, due to our central location. The closest public car parks are the Grand Arcade and Park Street.


Address: Trinity Hall, Wychfield Site, Storey's Way, Cambridge, CB3 0DQ

Check in: 2pm.  Check out: By 10am

On Arrival: Visitors must register at the Porters Lodge at Wychfield Site, where a room key or access card will be issued. Rooms will be available from 2pm on the day of arrival. Please show your booking confirmation to the Porters.

How to Find Us:

By Rail: Cambridge Station is approximately 2 miles from the Wychfield Site, an approximate 20 minute taxi journey, taxis are available at Cambridge Station.

By Road: From the M11 (going North) exit at junction 13, turn right in to Madingley Road.  Follow the road towards the city centre, take the left turn into Storeys Way.  Follow the road round to the left, the Wychfield Site entrance is located on the righthand side, just before the playing fields.  There is no exit at Junction 13 on the M11 travelling south.

Parking:  We cannot offer onsite parking but there are limited spaces on Storey's Way, where it is free to park.

More photos of Trinity Hall, Cambridge

Front Court Central Site Bedroom Wychfield Site, Single En-suite

Customer feedback

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, April 2014: The staff at porters lodge were most helpful and accomodating. Would have loved a shower. 4/5

, April 2014: Excellent location, professional staff, beautiful garden! 4/5

, April 2014: Thoroughly enjoyable experience in a lovely setting 5/5

, March 2014: The whole atmosphere and friendliness at Trinity Hall was outstanding. So helpful and informative. Thank you all 5/5

, September 2013: Lovely gardens, and buildings and view of river. Room was basic. Excellent location. Very friendly staff. 4/5

, October 2012: Great river view and garden. Free Wifi in room a great plus. Was told it might not work but turned out to be ok. The person upstairs woke me up by returning very late and banging doors and walking heavily. But otherwise a very good stay in general. The college is very intimate and quiet, and is in this regard better than some of the other colleges. 4/5

, September 2012: I really enjoyed my stay. The grounds are beautiful, the room was basic but perfectly adequate. The breakfast was a good range. I would stay again. 5/5

, August 2012: When I return to Cambridge in the future I will definitely stay here again. Trinity Hall is a beautiful historical building with lovely gardens and very helpful staff. Punting on the river is a must. It is close to all amenities right in the centre of Cambridge. My mother, sister, niece and myself stayed here when we were attending a family wedding in St Johns College. We loved everything about Cambridge, the people, the historical buildings and especially the fact that it is cyclist friendly. Cambridge is unique and charming. We had a very enjoyalbe visit. 5/5

, August 2012: Staff were very friendly, the grounds were immaculate, room fairly basic - which was exactly as expected. Facilities were clean. I'd recommend this over a more expensive cambridge hotel! 5/5

, August 2012: Thoroughly enjoyed my stay in a room with a view of the gardens and river. Shared facilities perfectly OK. 4/5

, August 2012: Wonderful! Fantastic place to stay! The breakfast was excellent and the porters were really nice! I'll return sometime in future! 5/5

, August 2012: A very pleasant stay ! 5/5

, August 2012: Wonderful stay, couldn't be better for a stay in the heart of Cambridge's historical center, side by side with impressiv King's College Chapel, absolutely calm in the night, watching punting on river cam out of the bathroom window ! Beautiful flower garden ! Friendly and helpful staff. This accomodation is fully recommended. 5/5

, August 2012: You can be really proud of your nice and helpful staff! 4/5

, August 2012: I loved my stay at Trinity Hall very much and I will be staying with you again. 5/5

, August 2012: It was a very enjoyable stay. I was over to attend the Cambridge Folk Festival so did not spend much time in the room during the day but it was nice waking up to a view of the river and swans and geese outside. The breakfasts were also good value with a combination of fried stuff and fruit and yoghurt. So I would certainly recommend it to others. 5/5

, July 2012: Idylic setting, good facilities, impossible to beat as long as you arrive by public transport- they didn't plan for cars in the 14th century! 5/5

, July 2012: We were there for a wedding, so as well as staying in Trinity Hall the reception an pre dinner drinks took place in the grounds - beautiful. Good food at dinner and superb service. Altogether a very good experience. Thank you!. best wishes Ruth Plunkett. 5/5

, July 2012: Room basic but comfortable, buildings and gardens: stunning. 4/5

, July 2012: Magical. Would stay in this room any time. Lovely views across the Backs and the Cam with the punts, the beautiful gardens of Clare and Kings. Facilities re. showers, bathrooms and kitchen more than adequate. 5/5

, July 2012: I loved my staying at trinity hall, very beautiful college and well situated. I had only problems with internet connexion which was very bad. Hope to come again Many Thanks 4/5

, April 2012: Absoultely wonderful experience. Budget accomodation in excellent, historic surroundings. Will be beack. Of special note is the helpfulness and professionalism of the Porters at the Trnity Hall Lodge. A fine job done by all. Many Thanks. 5/5

, April 2012: What a wonderful place to stay, a beautiful, calm place in the centre of Cambridge. I felt extremely lucky and fortunate to have stumbled upon this accomodation. 5/5

, April 2012: Very very nice place to stay. Huge and comfortable room. Clean bathroom and environment. Trinity Hall is one of the smaller colleges but full of atmosphere and loveley situated next to the river Cam. Very friendly and helpful staff! 4/5

, April 2012: The location is excellent , right in the heart of historic Cambridge.The college is magnicant , the room was very nice and spacious with a beautiful view. Staff were exceptionally helpful. 5/5

Dr Norman Smith, April 2012: Well satisfied 4/5

Mr Nicholas Thayne-Earle, April 2012: Really great place to stay, very convenient for central Cambridge. Will definitely recommend it to friends and colleagues. 5/5

Ms Alison Lillystone, March 2012: Trinity Hall (main college) is beautiful and perfectly situated at the heart of the central colleges. I had a view of gorgeous gardens, King's Chapel and the historic Trinity Hall buildings, all a stone's throw from the river. 5/5

Mr Vikram Nanwani, August 2011: Wonderful greeting and helpfulness from the porters - we had 2 little ones with us and Cambridge is not always easy on prams etc, but we managed to get a set and were helped at every turn. Many thanks!! 5/5

Miss Jessica S Moorhouse, April 2011: What a beautiful place to wake up and go to sleep. I'm afraid I missed breakfast (on both mornings) but everything else was heavenly. Especially the hairdryer. 4/5

Mrs Rachel Crossland, April 2011: I would definitely consider making a similar booking in the future. 4/5

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