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St. John's College, Cambridge

(4.4/5 based on 340+ 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campus highlights include a chapel designed by architect George Gilbert Scott, and a library filled with rare books, historical documents, and priceless manuscripts.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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  • 5 stars. Where else do you go for a drink after training? This is the place to be. No doubt about it. Harry is the best host in the world. The wonder of his drinks cabinet is matched only by his chat....  more »
  • I had the opportunity to participate in the International Conference and I lived for a week in the dorm collage. Spartan conditions, and, on the other hand, perfect for studying. Furniture only necessary but it is free access to the Internet, bibloteki sal wykłądowych/. Meals in the dining room straight out of Harry Potter. On the meaning of the campus Chapel, bridge on the River, you can sail (flisaczyć) boats. Tourists can go to designated places for a fee.
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  • To be honest, St John's college is the best in Cambridge, with its history, magnificent architectures, friendly staffs and green grass. You should spend at least 1 hour 30 minutes to visit this beatif...  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.