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Visited the grounds in error...

We were told that we could walk through the grounds to the Fitzwilliam Museum - but found the exit... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
Stay in wonderful surroundings

We stayed in modern, well equipped rooms in Battcock Lodge, which were spacious for city centre... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2018
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Downing College, dating from the early 1800s, has a unique setting amidst 20 acres of lawns and trees. While the college environment itself is quiet and peaceful, the museums, shops and River Cam in the very heart of Cambridge is only a few minutes...more
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were told that we could walk through the grounds to the Fitzwilliam Museum - but found the exit locked. Not really a great disappointment; the grounds were lovely and gave a small indication of what was to come - what Cambridge is...

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Reviewed 6 August 2018

We stayed in modern, well equipped rooms in Battcock Lodge, which were spacious for city centre accommodation. The main benefit was being able to take advantage of the peace and quiet of the grounds, whilst being so close to the city centre. Breakfast was served...More

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Reviewed 28 July 2018

We did not tour the College, which we only viewed from the outside, while attending a splendid performance of The Merchant of Venice in the College gardens, as part of the Cambridge Shakespeare Festival. There could have been no lovelier setting on a warm evening...More

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Reviewed 22 July 2018

I attended a wedding here over the weekend and it was one of the most lovely weddings I have been to - the surroundings are stunning and the service provided by the college staff. The dining hall that was given over to the wedding has...More

Thank tradergirl
Reviewed 17 June 2018

When I visited Cambridge most students were sitting exams, or were about to, so were still in residence. Hence most of the colleges were strictly off-limit to visitors. An exception was Downing College, where we were able to wander around freely, admiring the Georgian architecture...More

Thank JElliot32
Reviewed 29 April 2018

This is the only Cambridge college where I've actually stayed, and it is a fabulous experience. The grounds are manicured, and the architecture is on a grandiose scale.

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Reviewed 27 April 2018

Amazing exhibition. Beautiful exhibition space. Very friendly staff. Really clever colourful paintings. Fun titles for each portrait - artist clearly has a sense of humour. I’ve been back to see it twice.

Thank EDAH
Reviewed 28 January 2018

Wow, where did this little beauty come from? Tucked away off the Main Street, it could easily pass you by. We just went in through the gates for a quick look around and I thought it was one of the best places we went to...More

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 10 November 2017

We visited the Heong Gallery to see the Elizabeth Fink exhibition which was very good and took the opportunity to walk around the very peaceful college grounds.

Thank MadalynH7
Reviewed 15 October 2017

I was a part of the red and purple invasion of Cambridge at the beginning of September - Red Hat Society. We were accomodated at this college. I cannot fault my room, the greakfast, the friendly staff and the wonderful evening meal and other facilities...More

Thank ChrisandMick60
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