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St. John's College

St. John's St., Cambridge CB2 1TP, England
+44 1223 338600
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Founded in 1511 from the estate of Lady Margaret Beaufort, mother of King Henry VII, this Cambridge college features a gatehouse whose exterior is beautifully carved and painted.
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St. John's St., Cambridge CB2 1TP, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

On the both sides of the river with a bridge is a very big college very ancient historic structure and garden

Thank Ajay K
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here on a Saturday morning with my wife and baby girl and we had a lovely time. Gate staff we friendly and helpful, and the entrance costs £10.00 per adult. There is no shop inside so do make sure you have water with you...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walking through St John's was amazing: one gothic tower after another, a river running through it, spectacular windows, all bathed in sunset lighting. Not generally open to the public, we were lucky to have had a scheduled event in this exclusive setting. Arrange a visit...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

St John’s is a beautiful college with some amazing architecture One of its real treasures is it’s choir which is world class Choral evensong is just amazing Very highly recommend

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were warmly greeted by a Porter at the entrance to St John College and paid £ 5 entrance fee per person. This was truly money well spent.We cannot really put into words the beauty and grandeur of this college. From the amazing Chapel to...More

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Reviewed 5 June 2018

I went many times at st john college but never i had visited the old library before. I had visited the old library during the Science festival. I am not about the opening time but from the website of the college "The Old Library is...More

Thank Tielle76
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Reviewed 28 May 2018

St. John's is one of 31 colleges on the grounds of the University of Cambridge, and was founded in the early 1500's, by the mother of King Henry VII. Talk about history. The medieval architecture is stunning, with the many tall spires above the stone...More

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Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

At £10 per adult you get to walk through some courtyards and visit about 10% of the chapel - the rest is behind a screen. You aren't allowed into any other building. You do get a good view of the bridge of sighs and the...More

Thank Gillian C
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Reviewed 24 May 2018 via mobile

St John's college was built in 1511 and was founded by King Henry VII's mother, lady Margaret. Backs on to the River Cam and the bridge of sighs and the front of the college is on St. John's Street. William Wordsworth, famous English poet, studied...More

Thank rayrest
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Reviewed 21 May 2018

I wanted to see the so-called "Bridge of Sighs" but had to pay a fee to do so. Not at all worth the effort and visitors were not made to feel welcome, whatsoever. My view was that they were happy to take your money but...More

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Response from Albia-Newton | Reviewed this property |
The college is open most weekdays - although when accademic events are taking place no visitors are allowed. You can buy entry tickets at the front gate - and visit the main sights within the college. If you look at the... More
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