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St. John's College, Cambridge

Categories: Historic Sites, Educational Sites, Tourist Spots
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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campus highlights include a chapel designed by architect George Gilbert Scott, and a library filled with rare books, historical documents, and priceless manuscripts.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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  • St. John's is maybe the most beautiful place to visit in Cambridge! Ideal to spent an afternoon wandering around its gardens and looking at the Bridge of Sighs. I will definitely revisit it in the fut...  read more »
  • An £8 entrance fee is quite pricey for a walk the grounds and a look inside the chapel. The map given with entrance ticket was well laid out. Buildings are magnificent and the Bridge of Sighs is prett...  read more »
  • One of the must see colleges in Cambridge. Amazing buildings and gardens, right along the river Cam. Open to visitors on Sundays. 
  • 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.
  • Stunning college and great food! The accommodation is excellent also.
  • Largely disappointed by the food, and far too expensive of a bar. Also far too strict of a policy on wine drinking...
  • Just awesome
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