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St. John's College, Cambridge

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Historic Site
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campus highlights include a chapel designed by architect George Gilbert Scott, and a library filled with rare books, historical documents, and priceless manuscripts.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 College is one of the largest and oldest colleges is Cambridge. Both the architecture and the gardens surrounding it are great.  more »
  • Friendly welcoming staff, with a passion for their College. The Old Library, isn't often open, but worth visiting if it is. There is an enchanting view of the Bridge of Sighs through the window. This ...  more »
  • You can of course just amble through the streets of Cambridge and soak up plenty of historic educational history and architecture but it was well worth paying the small fee to really explore St. John'...  more »