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Address: Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1RF, England
Phone Number: 44 1223 338100
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Founded in 1347, this is the third oldest of the Cambridge colleges, which...

Founded in 1347, this is the third oldest of the Cambridge colleges, which features a chapel that was the debut commission of architect Christopher Wren in 1665.

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Must visit the Chapel for 18th century Graffiti

This is one of my favorite Cambridge colleges. You do not have to pay to get in and you can actually walk on the grass without being chased by a porter. The college has lovely... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of my favorite Cambridge colleges. You do not have to pay to get in and you can actually walk on the grass without being chased by a porter. The college has lovely grounds perfect for having a sandwich lunch in the summer. In the college chapel, the pews have been carved with the names and dates going... More 

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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334 reviews
147 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

We visited here with a guide friend of a friend. The amazing thing is the amount of space behind the walls of the colleges, and Pembroke is no exception. The chapel is apparently the first building completed to a design from Christopher Wren. Well worth a look.

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Thank Tenorman41
Manchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

Take time to walk around the courtyard, absorb the various parts of the college. The goodies and Eric Idle studied here !

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Thank PDavy_12
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Formal hall with the German Society. Could never be faulted for the quality of the cuisine. Best college cuisine in Cambridge (French chef)

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Thank mgfj20
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Pembroke was first established in 1347 as Lady Margaret Hall - the widow of the Earl of Pembroke. Many famous people have studied here including Prime Minister Pitt the Younger and Eric Idle. The buildings range in age from front to back as the college was added to through the centuries. The chapel is stunning, though small compared to the... More 

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North East
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146 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 via mobile

A beautiful small Cambridge college which is quiet, unassuming and an oasis from the busyness of Kings and Johns. Well worth a look in.

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Thank NorthEastMe999
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

Must confess Pembroke College wasn't really on my bucket list. What a pleasant surprise when we stumbled on it by chance as we ambled fairly aimlessly around Cambridge on a wet Monday when we discovered most of the museums are closed. Like so much of Cambridge the college buildings are beautiful. But what we loved was the beautiful attention to... More 

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Charvil, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We visited three colleges and Pembroke was the only one to give out free information - and no fee for visiting the chapel or gardens. Knowledgeable porter too.

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Thank 496stephb
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

A beautiful,oasis of peace with a lovely croquet lawn and gardens wherein to rest...i found the chapel and hall rather bleak butbagain that's only my opinion. I think that children would find it boring but it has its own restful character and the courts do differ.

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Thank Ronan A
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

A lot of people that visit Cambridge don't visit this college, probably because it isn't as famous as King's, Trinity and St Johns, but believe be, it's a nice college and it won't take you more than 30 minutes to visit it.

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