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St. John's College

St. John's St., Cambridge CB2 1TP, England
+44 1223 338600
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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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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Not too crowded however with 10 pound overpriced compared to kings however need to say some nice views in the back court over the college and again nice view in the wintersun

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Unlike the evensong at King's this was peaceful and spiritual, as it should be. There was no queuing and the music was marvellous. The singing was better than we had experienced the night before at King's. Well done!

Thank EDoyle8664
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We strolled through St Johns on a wet Sunday and it was lovely - absolutely massive of curse but with the famous bridge and the riverside grounds you can't go far wrong.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a gorgeous college in Cambridge, with incredible historical buildings and a view to the Cam river second to none.

Thank Maria G
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Reviewed 27 December 2017

Loved the visit to the campus. The highlight was of course the Bridge of Sighs but the rest of the campus, the Chapel, the main courtyard were very interesting and just a pleasure to walk through

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Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

You have to pay £10 to get in (£5 if student) but it is worth it each pound. Beautiful courtyards, historical building, impressive location, peaceful and well taken care of gardens, finalizing with a view of the Sighs bridge which is so precious!

Thank Patricia V
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Reviewed 2 December 2017

Don't miss seeing this college if you visit Cambridge. It is at the northern end of the scattering of University of Cambridge Colleges, but is well worth it. Such architecture! Such history! And you get access to the Bridge of Sighs, truly lovely. Located on...More

Thank pasowine
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Reviewed 26 November 2017

A walk through St. John is a walk through architectural history. This the second largest college. First, Second and Third courts are predominately Tudor.

Thank Mark D
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Reviewed 25 November 2017

A really beautiful college - in my opinion one of the finest in the city. The chapel is very dramatic - and the choir one of the worlds finest Do go to evensong on a night will the full choir if you can - see...More

Thank Albia-Newton
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Reviewed 13 November 2017

Breathtaking chapel & buildings, great access to see the Bridge of Sighs, such a surprise to see how far back the beautifully kept grounds stretches & what you can see from the other side of the river Cam behind the entrance. Great value and a...More

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The college is open most weekdays - although when accademic events are taking place no visitors are allowed. You can buy entry tickets at the front gate - and visit the main sights within the college. If you look at the... More
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