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“My college at Cambridge”

Sidney Sussex College
Ranked #57 of 168 things to do in Cambridge
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Owner description: Located in central Cambridge and sheltered behind high stone walls, this picturesque college features a chapel with oak paneling that is the final resting place of Oliver Cromwell's head.
Reviewed 8 November 2012

"Sydney" as its called, is a remarkably beautiful college, located on Sydney Street in
the heart of Cambridge.There is so much history there, including the much-rumored
presence of Cromwell's head. Legend has it that the Master of the College knows the location
and reveals it only to his successor.

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Reviewed 31 July 2012

I brought my husband and 3 teenagers for a 3 night stay in Cambridge. A normal B&B would have cost marginally less, but we would have been squashed into 2 rooms and the location would not have been so central. I deduct one star from my overall rating, because my matress was rather tired and lumpy, and because I hate hot-water-on-a-teabag-in-a-cup tea!! No teapots even at breakfast:-((
Something that was not mentioned anywhere, and which our navi didn't know either, is that this bit of town is a pedestrian zone, so you can't drop-off luggage by car.
Breakfast was canteen counter service of the same things every day. The eating was done in the Great Hall, which made my kids think they were at Hogwarts ;-)

Thank valkist
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Reviewed 10 June 2012

Excellent central location, close to all Cambridge has to offer. A multistory car park around the corner and a supermarket just outside so great for the visitor taking a short break. That’s not even taking into account the beautiful gardens which are perfect for lounging out of term time in the summer.

Thank Sanjaya_Wijeyekoon
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Reviewed 2 April 2012

Reviewing the college as place to stay, the rooms are reasonably priced for Cambridge. They are in the student residences though the setting of the college is blatantly not your average student halls. Historic buildings on either side, great views across Cambridge and an extremely non-studenty breakfast in their buttery. Not bad for £60 a night.

Thank worthyness
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Reviewed 15 January 2012

I was there over 50 years ago as a humble student. It is magic still. The neatest and most approachable College in Cambridge. there are many bigger and more grand , but if one place captures the essence of this incredible and unique city then this is it . Do not miss the Chapel or the Dining Room. Or the Garden at the rear.

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