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Downing College

Regent Street, Cambridge CB2 1DQ, England
+44 1223 334800
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When I visited Cambridge most students were sitting exams, or were about to, so were still in... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
JElliot32
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New South Wales, Australia
Fabulous

This is the only Cambridge college where I've actually stayed, and it is a fabulous experience... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2018
339334
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Dudley, United Kingdom
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Downing College, dating from the early 1800s, has a unique setting amidst 20 acres of lawns and trees. While the college environment itself is quiet and peaceful, the museums, shops and River Cam in the very heart of Cambridge is only a few minutes walk away. Downing College is an ideal location for visitors on a leisure break or in Cambridge on business. Our spacious bedrooms are fully equipped for the modern day traveller, with facilities such as a flat screen television, a spacious desk and free wifi. A telephone, alarm clock, hairdryer and tea and coffee making facilities are also provided, and bedrooms are cleaned daily by our College Domestic Assistants.We have free carparking available within the grounds, subject to availability; please request when you are making your booking. Please note: We are unable to accept bookings for children of 16 years and under, or for Stag and Hen parties. Guests of 16 - 18 years must be accompanied by an adult (21 or over).
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

When I visited Cambridge most students were sitting exams, or were about to, so were still in residence. Hence most of the colleges were strictly off-limit to visitors. An exception was Downing College, where we were able to wander around freely, admiring the Georgian architecture...More

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Reviewed 29 April 2018

This is the only Cambridge college where I've actually stayed, and it is a fabulous experience. The grounds are manicured, and the architecture is on a grandiose scale.

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Reviewed 27 April 2018

Amazing exhibition. Beautiful exhibition space. Very friendly staff. Really clever colourful paintings. Fun titles for each portrait - artist clearly has a sense of humour. I’ve been back to see it twice.

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Reviewed 28 January 2018

Wow, where did this little beauty come from? Tucked away off the Main Street, it could easily pass you by. We just went in through the gates for a quick look around and I thought it was one of the best places we went to...More

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Reviewed 10 November 2017

We visited the Heong Gallery to see the Elizabeth Fink exhibition which was very good and took the opportunity to walk around the very peaceful college grounds.

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Reviewed 15 October 2017

I was a part of the red and purple invasion of Cambridge at the beginning of September - Red Hat Society. We were accomodated at this college. I cannot fault my room, the greakfast, the friendly staff and the wonderful evening meal and other facilities...More

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Reviewed 28 September 2017

A small modern gallery in the Centre of Cambridge. This new art space is real find for anyone interested in modern art or sculpture. Quentin Blake exhibition currently, Elizabeth Frink In November. (Located in Downing College.)

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Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Downing College takes its name from the grandson of the founder of the Prime Minister's London residence and even has a door formerly in use at 10, Downing Street within the college itself. Its construction completed in 1800 was much delayed by litigation between his...More

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Reviewed 13 September 2017

Walked through on the Bridge the gap walk although had previously been to a wedding here. It is a fascinating walk around

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Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Open to all, this cafe has a relaxed feel to it with friendly staff, good food and drinks. As a student cafe the menu is very limited but it beats the run of the mill department store cafes hands down. There are tables, comfy chairs...More

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