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Address: St. John's St., Cambridge CB2 1TP, England
Phone Number: +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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Only a £5 each and well worth a visit.

Visited on a Sunday and there was a service going on in the chapel. The choir were singing and were lovely to listen to. After the chapel you follow the visitor's guide around... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Somerset, England
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Expensive - £7 - and you can see as much visiting other colleges - all courtyards similar and if you have seen a few that will probably do you. The bridge of sighs though not to be missed but this can be seen from a punting tour or a walk up the backs.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My brother was up here doing a first degree in 1977 whilst I was doing an M.Phil, so I used to visit him in John's. He must have had one of the best rooms in John's, overlooking the Bridge of Sighs. It was classically Cambridge, with a double set of doors on the first floor. I went in, for the... More 

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Somerset, England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited on a Sunday and there was a service going on in the chapel. The choir were singing and were lovely to listen to. After the chapel you follow the visitor's guide around this University before arriving at The Bridge Of Sighs. There exit is a fairly long walk so we went back the way we came and left by... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A typical English day , the college is magnificent and we got to see the bridge of sighs close up. The grounds are beautiful and a must to visit.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A walk through history, where you'll have a chance to see the famous Bridge of Sighs. We were given and informative booklet/map at the entrance, which was very helpful. Most of the tour is outdoors, so be prepared if it is raining. A must visit when in Cambridge.

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Jaipur, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

St John's College is one of the oldest and largest colleges in Cambridge. Former students include famous business and political leaders, as well as renowned scientists and artists. It's an inspiring place to study, or even just to visit. St John's is an impressive venue for conferences, corporate events, private dinners and weddings. You can go to chapel and café... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lovely walk through the courts, a quick look into the chapel, over the bridge and into the beautiful garden. Best view of the Bridge of Sighs, and one of the best of the river. If you only visit one College in Cambridge this is the best choice.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

A very special place to visit. The small booklet provided is informative for each location. Once through into the rear of the college you cross a bridge over the river Cam. The exit via the back gate would leave you a long walk back, so just walk back directly through the courtyards back to the front entrance gate is possible.... More 

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Ramsbottom England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

On my first trip to Cambridge I booked into St Jonhs college for a 2 night stay before the students arrived. Good value as it is in the centre of the city but I had not expected the grounds (called courts) to be so beautiful, manicured and pleasant! Rooms were good, breakfast fine and we had the run of the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

I think this is a gloriously well designed building in the centre of town, always worth to stop by, have a picnic, go punting and more!

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