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St. John's College

St. John's St., Cambridge CB2 1TP, England
+44 1223 338600
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Cambridge University Walking Tour with St. John's College
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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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St. John's St., Cambridge CB2 1TP, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The entry fee of 10 pounds per person might put off some people from entering this place. Nonetheless, we have reasonably enjoyed our visit of the college. It is interesting to see how the college developed throughout many centuries and new portions were built in...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

St John's has all the elements of a good college visit. The quad and the buildings are of various periods to see how the college has developed and it has the eye-pleasing bridge of sighs at the back. It also has a proper high Victorian...More

Thank Steve M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful college ground. A very nice and interesting connecting bridge called "the Bridge of Sighs". A great way to see what a wonderful living and study environment the students experience at St. John's.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interior of chapel well worth viewing probably better than King's,but entry is limited to the ante chapel and photos banned-not sure why?Entry free and a must is to walk outside over the bridge over the river to watch the punts.

Thank TravellerCleethorpes
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

St John's has very beautiful college buildings, and we visited the attractive lofty chapel for Evensong. Being a Monday we knew that it wasn't the main choir of trebles and men, but a mixed choir from the college. We had been attracted by the music...More

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Reviewed 26 February 2018

Loved our stroll round this college. The chapel was stunning and the grounds were immaculate. Took a while, but finally found the Bridge of Sighs too.

Thank MrsBsTravels
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Reviewed 24 February 2018

Where to start. This is one of the great colleges! Famous old members - "Johnosians" - include: William Shakespeare; Winston Churchill; Sir Athelston Oggbury (inventor of the circular wheel); Captain Jack Sparrow; Paul Dirac; Lord Dunstone Fragmore (first translator of unreadable Arab verse); Hugh Cornwell;...More

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Reviewed 17 February 2018 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 16 February 2018 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!

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Reviewed 12 February 2018

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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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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