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St. John's College, Cambridge
(4.5/5 based on 320+ reviews on the web)
Over five centuries of history and education come together at St. John's College, alma mater of three saints, six prime ministers, and nine Nobel Prize winners. Established in 1511 by Henry VII's mother, the photogenic campus stretches along both banks of the Cam River and features one of area's most photographed structures, known popularly as the "Bridge of Sighs." This masterpiece of decorative Neo-Gothic architecture joins the two riverbanks and often serves as the centerpiece of student pranks. Other campus highlights include a chapel designed by architect George Gilbert Scott, and a library filled with rare books, historical documents, and priceless manuscripts. For St. John's College and beyond, use our Cambridge trip itinerary maker to get the most from your Cambridge vacation.
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  • Along with the more famous King's College is paid (8€ one) but can be visited with a specific path that leads to the famous bridge of sighs. I really appreciated this opportunity especially compared to other colleges that maybe are free entrance but it is often difficult or impossible to visit. Breaking a little bit to the path and also can pass unnoticed inside the bridge.
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  • Wedding cake with the building, very nice. Red Ivy intertwined in one wall of the building, the saturation is a must.
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  • A lovely walk through the courts, a quick look into the chapel, over the bridge and into the beautiful garden. Best view of the Bridge of Sighs, and one of the best of the river. If you only visit one...  more »
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  • One of the most beautiful colleges in Cambridge, with it's two buildings divided by river Cam and amazing bridges. It has an unique atmosphere to it and the staff is really friendly.
  • One of the oldest colleges in Cambridge, divided into two parts by river Cam. Buildings there are awe-inspiring. Very strict visitors' policy.
  • Largely disappointed by the food, and far too expensive of a bar. Also far too strict of a policy on wine drinking...
  • My favourite college in Cambridge :)
  • Stunning college and great food! The accommodation is excellent also.