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St. John's College

St. John's St., Cambridge CB2 1TP, England
+44 1223 338600
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Beautiful Campus and one of the few open to tourists

Loved the visit to the campus. The highlight was of course the Bridge of Sighs but the rest of the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mexico City, Mexico
Spectacular !

You have to pay £10 to get in (£5 if student) but it is worth it each pound. Beautiful courtyards... read more

Reviewed 6 December 2017
Patricia V
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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
+44 1223 338600
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank aphillips61
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
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
Reviewed 27 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
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
Reviewed 14 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

Thank cadburysno1fan
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Some students were arriving with their parents,and you could maybe put yourself in their shoes,and wonder just what they end up doing at the end of their studies.? To make them feel welcome the sun was making a very pleasant showing,and the buildings of St...More

Thank Paul W
Reviewed 9 November 2017

OK - firstly ask yourself is it worth a tenner (£10) each to go and walk around a (limited) prescribed route - especially if the chapel is closed at the time and you're not officially allowed to go stand on the famous bridge of sighs...More

Thank JPR_101
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Steeped in history, and beautiful on the eye, this is a place not to be missed. After King's College this is the place to go

Thank Marcus W
Reviewed 30 October 2017

It was term time limiting access to places of interest - no hall or library. The entry price is steep and without those features it is too expensive. But the Bridge of Sighs is definitely worth seeing and even a stroll on the other side...More

Thank Chrisbeeoxford
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11 May 2016|
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