St. John's College, Cambridge

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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campus highlights include a chapel designed by architect George Gilbert Scott, and a library filled with rare books, historical documents, and priceless manuscripts. Put St. John's College at the forefront of your travel plans using our Cambridge tour planner .
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  • St John's has all the elements of a good college visit. The quad and the buildings are of various periods to see how the college has developed and it has the eye-pleasing bridge of sighs at the back. ...  more »
  • Beautiful college ground. A very nice and interesting connecting bridge called "the Bridge of Sighs". A great way to see what a wonderful living and study environment the students experience at St. Jo...  more »
  • Interior of chapel well worth viewing probably better than King's,but entry is limited to the ante chapel and photos banned-not sure why?Entry free and a must is to walk outside over the bridge over t...  more »
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  • one of the most beautiful colleges in Cambridge. Would recommend
  • One of the oldest colleges of Cambridge University. Enjoys great visibility due to its central location in the town and its Bridge of Sighs.
  • Have stayed here on two occasions. Beautiful old college, friendly staff and porters, and good food. Was a pleasure staying at St. John's College, and being able to walk over the Cambridge Bridge of Sighs.
  • Very good college both academically and for leisure activities.
  • Beautiful college ❤
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