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Jesus College

Address: Jesus Ln., Cambridge CB5 8BL, England
Phone Number: 44-1223-339339
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Ranked #29 of 66 Activities in Cambridge
Type: Educational Sites, Historic Sites, Classes
Owner description: One of the colleges of Cambridge University that was built on the site of a 12th-century nunnery...
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Type: Educational Sites, Historic Sites, Classes
Owner description: One of the colleges of Cambridge University that was built on the site of a 12th-century nunnery, and which today features spacious grounds and a pretty 16th-century cloister court.

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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118 reviews 118 reviews
13 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We were staying in guest rooms at Jesus college as guests of one of the professors here. Parking within the grounds through an electrically operated gate was a bonus as trying to park in Cambridge is nigh on impossible. We arranged a permit at the porters loge and he gave us swipe card to our accommodation. The bedroom had been... More 

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Cirencester
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We were lucky enough to be able to have a stroll around here the day before the Tour de France when many others were closed to the general public. It was very peaceful and the gardens are beautifully tended. We also had a very brief yet obscured view of the Antony Gormely.

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Loughton, Essex, England
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56 attraction reviews
181 helpful votes 181 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

College buildings in spacious grounds, approached by the famous chimney (cheminee, walled walk) from Jesus Lane. Away from most other colleges but opposite All Saints church (qv). mellow stone, expansive lawns, and for some reason, an old US fire engine in one of the quads. The impression even more bizarre when we were there because of an international surveillance conference,... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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83 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

The college with its courtyards, halls and gardens is amazing. Add a formal dinner with excellent food and great service, and there is nothing to complaint about. I'll definitely go again when a chance appears!

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herts
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30 reviews 30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013 via mobile

Grand dinner held here was disappointing although surroundings were as with all Cambridge colleges magnificent. Starters good both vegetables and meat eaters. Mains dreadful. Vege too busy and tasteless. Beef that really should have been tender took ages to saw and managed to quieter our fellow diners for a long spell as they excercised their jaws! Average desert but odd... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

A pleasure to be able to walk around this old college. The buildings are from different periods and the new ones are blending in very nicely. The location next to Jesus green and Midsummer commons is nice.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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53 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

My first visit was on a Thursday night for a formal dinner that I had to attend. Behind the garden walls you can find yourself wondering through a complete maze of passages between courtyards. Definitely this college has a certain enchanting something that makes you love it.

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Nottingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2012

The college and grounds are beautiful.The chapel and cloisters are well worth a visit,very atmospheric.

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No Va
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2005

If visiting Cambridge, Jesus College is worth a look. Starting at the top (North) of the Trinity/St Johns complex, where the two streets meet, go South a few yards on the Eastmost of the 2 Streets, then (at Sainsbury's) turn East onto Jesus Lane for about 150 yards, enter by Iron Gates on the North leading onto a Brick-walled alley... More 

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