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St. John's College

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Address: St. John's St., Cambridge CB2 1TP, England
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+44 1223 338600
09:00 - 17:00
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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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If only I could be a student again - what an inspirational and beautiful learning environment. Surely the world's best. new architecture blending with well maintained historic... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If only I could be a student again - what an inspirational and beautiful learning environment. Surely the world's best. new architecture blending with well maintained historic buildings.

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Pickering, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first visit to an Oxbridge college and for the price we were charged and for what we could see we felt very ''short changed.'' Apart from the area around the chapel we were limited in what we could view.Then I suppose the bridge of sighs was the remaining part left to look at. Poor value for money.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the nicest colleges in Cambridge, similar to Harry Potter movie or Oxford, so if you like this style of architecture, you should certainly visit this one.

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Compared to other colleges you can visit for half the money this isn't really good value. I suppose the cost relates to "The Bridge of Sighs" but given you can only look rather than cross it that seems a problem. In the end I think the banks of the Cam should all be accessible. Simple NRA rules.

Thank Nigel C
Attard Malta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 535 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

St John's College is one of the largest and oldest colleges is Cambridge. Both the architecture and the gardens surrounding it are great.

Thank Mario V
Bedford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly welcoming staff, with a passion for their College. The Old Library, isn't often open, but worth visiting if it is. There is an enchanting view of the Bridge of Sighs through the window. This is marvellous space, which literally oozes history and The collection of books, the architecture, the ornate carved wooden shelving with so many ancient books ,... More 

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can of course just amble through the streets of Cambridge and soak up plenty of historic educational history and architecture but it was well worth paying the small fee to really explore St. John's College. There is a route marked out so that you don't miss anything and as with the rest of Cambridge, although it's busy it's a... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Not as impressive as King's College as far as buildings go but it's still a nice stroll. It's big with a lot of buildings so you'll get to stroll through a few courtyards. St John's, known as John's, is not a really beautiful college. It straddles the river Cam with one of the more famous bridges - the Bridge of... More 

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Reviewed 20 March 2017

Short walk around the guided tourist path. Beautiful architecture, probably looks nicer in the summer than it did in the pouring rain! Good photo opportunity of the Bridge of Sighs, but at £8 per person it's not great value for money for the size. No wonder Cambridge colleges are so wealthy.....

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Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

5 stars. Where else do you go for a drink after training? This is the place to be. No doubt about it. Harry is the best host in the world. The wonder of his drinks cabinet is matched only by his chat. A8 @ St.Jonhs will quickstep its way into your heart. If this review isn't enough to convince you... More 

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