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campus highlights include a chapel designed by architect George Gilbert Scott, and a library filled with rare books, historical documents, and priceless manuscripts.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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  • we just had a 30 min wander about after having entered a number of collage doors already. This one is a step grander. Multiple courts, the covered Bridge of Sigh, open grounds.. just nice to have a wa...  more »
  • Today, we visited St John's College. Beautiful, age-old university buildings. The grounds led on to the River Cam where we watched people punting by peacefully under the Bridge of Sighs. Fabulous, wel...  more »
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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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