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“Underrated College”
Review of Magdalene College

Magdalene College
Ranked #66 of 170 things to do in Cambridge
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Owner description: Famous alumni of this college, which was founded by Henry VIII in 1542, include C.S. Lewis, Samuel Pepys , Gavin Hastings and Charles Kingsley.
Reviewed 24 April 2012

Magdalene is certainly the place to visit if you want to get a feeling of a close-knitted college of Cambridge, without having to be followed by flocks of tourists, and paying expensive entry fees.
The last college regarded as "in town", a neighbour of St. John's College, Magdalene College is the third smallest college, not very well known, even to undergraduates here.

One of the best Fellows' Garden, a pebbled path bounded with great trees, the best place to have a stroll before sunset. Also to note is the row of cherry blossom next to the river.
Best time to visit: March - April (Daffodils and cherry blossom bloom period)

Open almost all the time throughout the year except exam term (late April - late June).
Lock after 6pm.
Tip for college visits: hide your camera on the entrance and "stroll like you belong"

Thank Thanatad
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Reviewed 22 November 2011

Like all the Cambridge Colleges this is a serious academic institution so do not expect to be able to walk around at any time. Check before you go what is open to the public.The gardens can be accessed on certain days. These are particulary lovely in the spring with stunning displays of daffodils and other spring bulbs. See the punters and the ducks enjoying the river.

Julian Fellowes, author of Downton Abbey was a student here.

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