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St. John's College

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Address: St. John's St., Cambridge CB2 1TP, England
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+44 1223 338600
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Founded in 1511 from the estate of Lady Margaret Beaufort, mother of King...

Founded in 1511 from the estate of Lady Margaret Beaufort, mother of King Henry VII, this Cambridge college features a gatehouse whose exterior is beautifully carved and painted.

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5 stars. Where else do you go for a drink after training? This is the place to be. No doubt about it. Harry is the best host in the world. The wonder of his drinks cabinet is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Not as impressive as King's College as far as buildings go but it's still a nice stroll. It's big with a lot of buildings so you'll get to stroll through a few courtyards. St John's, known as John's, is not a really beautiful college. It straddles the river Cam with one of the more famous bridges - the Bridge of... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Short walk around the guided tourist path. Beautiful architecture, probably looks nicer in the summer than it did in the pouring rain! Good photo opportunity of the Bridge of Sighs, but at £8 per person it's not great value for money for the size. No wonder Cambridge colleges are so wealthy.....

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

5 stars. Where else do you go for a drink after training? This is the place to be. No doubt about it. Harry is the best host in the world. The wonder of his drinks cabinet is matched only by his chat. A8 @ St.Jonhs will quickstep its way into your heart. If this review isn't enough to convince you... More 

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

To be honest, St John's college is the best in Cambridge, with its history, magnificent architectures, friendly staffs and green grass. You should spend at least 1 hour 30 minutes to visit this beatiful college. Every single part of this college was created with passion and determination. Worth 5 pounds =))) <3

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We wanted to see the Bridge of Sighs which you can only see if you pay to go into the grounds or go on a punt. The chapel was closed so we paid half price to look around the courtyards which lead to the Bridge of Sighs. We weren't disappointed it was very beautiful much more so than the one... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Very grumpy man selling tickets, turning away 2 visiting students in front of us for not having the right ID. Inside the grounds you can walk through the end of the chapel, otherwise every accessible area is outside. Only there for half an hour, not good value - can see similar buildings all around the city.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

Having been in a number of the colleges during our Cambridge visit, we enjoyed this one the most as there are a lot of different buildings and areas to walk round and you get to see the river and the Backs as well - including the lovely Bridge of Sighs.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

I was very lucky to have some beautiful winter sunshine when I visited Cambridge. I chose St John's on a whim and it was really a lovely college to view. The architecture is inspirational. I would highly recommend to any visitor!

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Northallerton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

Went in May 2016 which is a bad time to go to Cambridge as it is exam season so unfortunately we were unable to look around King's college to compare. However, St John's was open and I can honestly say it is beautiful. For me, the highlight of Cambridge. There was an £8 entry fee if memory recalls. Amazing architecture... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

What a fab place to study, simply the best collage in cambridge. Architecture to die for, chapel beautiful, advent candlelight service is an experience not to be missed if you are all to get tickets.

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