Being a 5 minute walk from the centre of town, and one of the newer Colleges, this pretty College doesn't see many tourists (in fact, residents only spot about one every week). Because of this, entry to the College is free, and students don't get fed up with visitors the way they do at other Colleges. Although it isn't advertised, there is no objection to people entering the College during the day; if you feel awkward walking through the Porter's Lodge, you can enter through the old entrance, a beautiful set of wrought-iron memorial gates at the end of the cul-de-sac called Newnham Walk; you won't have to enter any buildings that way.
The gardens are lovely, and most of the College was designed over a 30 year period between 1880 and 1910, by a single architect, which means it has a unity most Colleges don't have. The style is florid red brick mock-Queen-Anne, a wonderful example of Victorian architecture at its best. Don't be put off by what you see of the College from the road, by the way, which is really ugly!
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