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St. John's College

St. John's St., Cambridge CB2 1TP, England
+44 1223 338600
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Good setting for a company gathering and dinner

Attending a company function with my partner, St. John's College seemed like an ideal venue to host... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Greg W
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Execellent Food

The quality of the food and the skill of the chefs who prepare it are first class. I had a (cold... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Richard B
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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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.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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St. John's St., Cambridge CB2 1TP, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Attending a company function with my partner, St. John's College seemed like an ideal venue to host such an event and indeed it was. With lovely bridges and views overlooking the river, well-maintained gardens and courtyards, the College was impressive looking in the afternoon sun....More

Thank Greg W
Reviewed 1 week ago

The quality of the food and the skill of the chefs who prepare it are first class. I had a (cold) duck breast salad and the duck was cooked to perfection (mouthwater.

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is another beautiful college to visit whilst in Cambridge, even if you can only get the chance to view it outside, well worth it to take photographs.

Thank D0dge51
Reviewed 1 week ago

It appeared to be one of the more expensive colleges to visit. However if you want to see the bridge of sighs then this is the one to go to Though you may not actually get to go on the bridge as there are signs...More

Thank Nicola389
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The only way to view the "Bridge of Sighs" is from the College grounds which means paying the entrance fee. Tourists are guided through the College with well placed signs and a visitors guide acts as a useful source of information. A pleasant way to...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

St. John's College Cambridge is a must see college in the centre of Cambridge for the bridge, buildings and the gardens settings around the river.

Thank Tim T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful college with a vast territory to visit. You can see several courtyards, a chapel and have a great view on the Bridge of Sights as it's part of the college. Good to visit on a sunny day and spend some time on the...More

Thank PandiMcPandaFace
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Get out and see city and colleges early morning or late evening -- during the day (1000 to 5pm) the town is packed with large tour groups (especially Asian Travelers) who crowd you out and take over the town. Outside of this the walk about...More

Thank FoxTravelers
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited on a sunny Sunday. Very lovely buildings and chapel. Had a picnic on the lawn. Flower beds beautiful. Lovely place to view the chaotic punting on the river. There is an entrance fee.

Thank Mopseycat
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Douglas Adams' college is one of the oldest colleges in Cambridge, and one of the most interesting college grounds, having quads on both sides of the river, connected via the beautiful "Bridge of sighs". Also home to the School of Pythagoras, one of the oldest...More

Thank Andreas S
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Response from Albia-Newton | Reviewed this property |
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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