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St. John's College

St. John's St., Cambridge CB2 1TP, England
+44 1223 338600
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Excellent insider views

Visited on a sunny Sunday. Very lovely buildings and chapel. Had a picnic on the lawn. Flower... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Crewe, United Kingdom
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Douglas Adams' college is one of the oldest colleges in Cambridge, and one of the most interesting... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Founded in 1511 from the estate of Lady Margaret Beaufort, mother of King Henry VII, this Cambridge college features a gatehouse whose exterior is beautifully carved and painted.
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  • Average6%
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St. John's St., Cambridge CB2 1TP, England
+44 1223 338600
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Visited on a sunny Sunday. Very lovely buildings and chapel. Had a picnic on the lawn. Flower beds beautiful. Lovely place to view the chaotic punting on the river. There is an entrance fee.

Thank Mopseycat
Reviewed 1 week ago

Douglas Adams' college is one of the oldest colleges in Cambridge, and one of the most interesting college grounds, having quads on both sides of the river, connected via the beautiful "Bridge of sighs". Also home to the School of Pythagoras, one of the oldest...More

Thank Andreas S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love the architecture. The long corridor and the court is a delight (I always assume they filmed Harry Potter there, apparently that's not the case). And also the Bridge of Sighs, a mourning spot for your exams. The porters are not very nice to non-Johnians,...More

Thank Jinjin Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This large college w/ the distinctive Great Gate was founded in 1511 and is located in the center of Cambridge. The crenelated gatehouse façade features two castle like towers and is adorned w/ the coat of arms of foundress Margaret Beaufort & several mythical creatures...More

Thank T-Bird1974
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank RLWOrangePark
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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.

Thank BobxxxxCindy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We didn't think it was as showy as some of the other colleges. It is mainly weathered red brick with a little conncrete and stone here and there. As we wandered around though, guided by the paper we were handed as we entered, it was...More

Thank Stephenbkk20156
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful college, beautiful grounds, awash with great people. Only problem is the sheer number of tourists flooding the college (particularly during exam term...)

Thank Oggdeferrer
Reviewed 20 May 2017

Beautifully kept premises. Impressive to think these surroundings are the every day life of the students.

Thank rubissaphir
Reviewed 14 May 2017

If you appreciate the celebrated English choral tradition, make a point to hear this astonishing choir. (It's easy -- just show up at the porter's lodge 15 minutes before their frequent services and enter, FOR FREE.) You'll be hearing something very characteristic of the country...More

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Hi Julie, I am interested in the walking tour of St John's college. Can you share when is that conducted and how much do we pay?
11 May 2016|
Response from Albia-Newton | Reviewed this property |
The college is open most weekdays - although when accademic events are taking place no visitors are allowed. You can buy entry tickets at the front gate - and visit the main sights within the college. If you look at the... More