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3 weeks ago
“The most perfect First Court in either university”
6 Aug 2018
“Beautiful buildings and charming walkways.”
Famous alumni of this college, which was founded by Henry VIII in 1542, include C.S. Lewis, Samuel Pepys , Gavin Hastings and Charles Kingsley.
Magdalene Street, Cambridge CB3 0AG, England
+44 1223 332100
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the most perfect of the Cambridge colleges. It has the longest river frontage, spectacular gardens and the Pepys Library. First Court is the best surviving example of a mediaeval college ...chapel, hall and screens and rooms reached by straight staircases. Formal hall is...More

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Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

This is a place to visit just to immerse yourself in the history of not only academia but the amazing architectural features as well. It's very cosmopolitan and there are lots of little independent businesses and eateries to inspire the senses. Nice to get away...More

Thank Jan D
Reviewed 24 May 2018 via mobile

Magdalene college was founded by King Henry VIII in 1542 and is free to visit. Famous scholars in Magdalene were Samuel Pepys and C. S. Lewis.

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Reviewed 19 April 2018

What wonderful architecture this college has and beautiful manicured gardens. It's position next to the Cam is pleasurable especially on a bright summers day. I've been very fortunate in the fact my daughter has attended this prestigious college for the past four years and I've...More

Thank 797sal
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Lovely place for taking photos as there are a lot of ancient buildings and the colours are very pleasant for the cameras. Everything in there reminds you of Harry Potter and the way that the castle is built is amazing. If you go to the...More

Thank omuletul
Reviewed 30 April 2017

As we had around 45 minutes for our turn to do Punting, visited this college next to the canal. Entrance is free compared to over charged other colleges. Maintained nicely and we enjoyed the place especially the garden with lovely flowery plants. It also seem...More

Thank Suresh C
Reviewed 10 March 2017

It was a real privilege to be invited to dine at the high table, converse with distinguished scholars, & stay overnight in a charming guest suite overlooking the first courtyard & chapel. It's impossible not to be impressed & humbled by an institution with almost...More

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Reviewed 27 January 2017

Fantastic living history full of character. Make sure you time visit so you can see Peyps Library. First Court small and comfortable must be great place to study

Thank Bob J
Reviewed 5 December 2016

Beautiful place, tranquil and historical. The college houses Samuel Peyps library in it's entirety. The old books and manuscript's are wonderful to see. The lady looking after library was extremely helpful and knowledgeable about it. Like most of the colleges the ground were immaculate. Definitely...More

Reviewed 24 October 2016

This is one of the free colleges to visit and it is worth timing it to visit the Pepys library as well as the beautiful buildings. The lady who was looking after it was very friendly and knowledgeable about the many unique books and their...More

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