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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 5 days ago via mobile

It’s a beautiful college and grounds but massively over priced for an adults entry of £10 each. You’re limited to what you can see and the path you have to follow as a visitor. We were slightly disappointed having spent only 30 minutes there. We...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 26 November 2018 via mobile

It is wonderful place to stroll around and you can be mesmerized by all the punting boats on the canal and have a view in the gardens and see Kings college. Free if you go with someone that studies at Cambridge.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 10 November 2018

we just had a 30 min wander about after having entered a number of collage doors already. This one is a step grander. Multiple courts, the covered Bridge of Sigh, open grounds.. just nice to have a wander..

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

Today, we visited St John's College. Beautiful, age-old university buildings. The grounds led on to the River Cam where we watched people punting by peacefully under the Bridge of Sighs. Fabulous, welcoming chap giving advice as you enter the gateway at the start of your...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

Was attending a meeting at Trinity and decided to stay at St John’s as they had rooms available pre term. Two motives behind my choice - proximity to Trinity and a desire to see the Bridge of Sighs at night. Absolutely delighted with the choice....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

Another lovely college to meander around on a sunny afternoon, discovering who were their alumni. Great architecture, beautiful green.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 9 October 2018

A beautiful place. Well worth a visit. It is a big site with lots to see covering a range of years of architecture.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 30 September 2018

We had a lovely walk through the college grounds...and later passed through on a punt. This is a pretty spectacular college. The architecture and history fascinating. The Porter was extremely helpful and chatty.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

St. John’s College is one of the grandest of all Cambridge colleges with facades which would not be out of place at Hampton Court Palace. Perhaps unsurprisingly it’s twinned with equally robust (at least from an architectural perspective) institutions such as Bailliol College, Oxford and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 12 September 2018

Another ten pounds to visit this college withbbgrsst walks down to the river to see the bridge of sighs.

Date of experience: September 2018
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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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