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campus highlights include a chapel designed by architect George Gilbert Scott, and a library filled with rare books, historical documents, and priceless manuscripts.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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  • This college houses the Bridge of Sigh where Singapore former PM, Mr Lee KY took a photo with his wife. A must visit is to the Chapel. There is always people playing the organ and it is a beautiful ch...  more »
  • It is one of the largest schools in Cambridge and one of the most beautiful to visit. The ticket costs 10 pounds, something expensive, but worth the effort. There were four of us, so.... Highlight saloring facade, the chapel, the courtyards, the gardens and its two bridges, wren and the famous Bridge of Sighs. Walking and contemplating its beautiful architecture is priceless. Highly recommended.
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  • It’s extravagant I might say. Cambridge and Oxford may be similar but the architectural building in the heart of Cambridge is more intriguing than Oxford. You can easily walk from St. John’s College to another one. And you can access the market just in a short walk. I had a nice day here twice with a friend, it is also free for you who attend the religious ceremony. Otherwise you have to pay admission ticket.
  • Just beautiful architecture. Makes you feel you are in other century. We only pause £5 per person but the chapel was closed :( It’s worth to get inside. Many areas are private but it’s quite beautiful to see.
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