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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campus highlights include a chapel designed by architect George Gilbert Scott, and a library filled with rare books, historical documents, and priceless manuscripts. 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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  • This large college w/ the distinctive Great Gate was founded in 1511 and is located in the center of Cambridge. The crenelated gatehouse fa├žade features two castle like towers and is adorned w/ the co...  more »
  • This college is one of the many prestigious colleges within the University. It is composed of two sections, one on either side of the River Cam and connected via the Bridge of Sighs.  more »
  • Beautiful period bldgs You end up down by the river Cam. The only problem is you end circling the next College since they don't want you to cut across their 10 pound entrance fee.  more »