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Pembroke College

Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1RF, England
44 1223 338100
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Ranked #32 of 107 attractions in Cambridge
Type: Historic Sites, Educational Sites
Owner description: Founded in 1347, this is the third oldest of the Cambridge colleges, which features a chapel that was the debut commission of architect Christopher... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

One of the free colleges to go in and take a look around. Also the chapel in there is one of Christopher Wren's first pieces of work. Really lovely grounds. Makes me want to go study there!

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Cardiff
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Of course I would recommend Pembroke college, my son studied here. The grounds are well kept and free to visit and the chapel is the first ecclesiastical building by Sir Christopher Wren, simple but beautiful proportions.

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UK
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013 via mobile

Stayed for a week to attend a conference. The room I was allocated had no suite bathroom which ment trips to another floor. They do have better better room but mine was very poor indeed and housekeeping to match. Three days to fix the main light. However breakfasts are excellent but some of the staff are very grumpy indeed and... More

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London UK
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

The grounds of Pembroke college are bright and beautiful to explore but you MUST visit the chapel - simply stunning!

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

After a long day looking at colleges I persuaded my daughter to look at Pembroke and she fell in love with it immediately. She is now a student there! It feels like a big hug. The chapel is Wren and it costs nothing to have a meander around. I have eaten at the college a few times and it is... More

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Market Bosworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Easy to wander in - no fee. Beautiful architecture and gardens to spend a while in. There is a cafe which looks to sell great food at a reasonable price but we poked our head in and everyone looked an incumbent student so we felt a bit out of place. Enjoy

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

One of the oldest and smallest colleges in Cambridge. Venture in and you will find yourself in a wonderful courtyard. It is also probably the one offering the best food, in terms of variety and quality, among all the Cambridge colleges. Definitely worth trying squeeze in the dining room for a quick lunch together with lots of students.

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Wirral, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

Free entrance - not so for many other Colleges. This was the third oldest College in the centre of Cambridge, founded in 1347, and has it's own Chapel. Very beautiful grounds, open courts and pretty gardens, varied architecture styles and the statue of Pitt the younger. We had the opportunity to wander on our own, or to listen to a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

Fortunately , we caught the two open days for visiting colleges in Cambridge(5 Th. and 6 Th. of july) Lots of children with parents or just by themselves were visiting this college and the expression on their faces was similar : excitement. We visited even a student room (012, grown floor, building "O") or the porters' lodge. There is a... More

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Bogota, Colombia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2012

When other colleges charge, it's good that you can walk about free to get a good feeling of old and new.

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