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Address: Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1RF, England
Phone Number: 44 1223 338100
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Description: 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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Beautiful grounds and lovely chapel built by Christopher Wren

I was surprised not to see a lot of visitors at Pembroke College. It has really beautiful grounds and the "not to miss" highlight there is the magnificent chapel built by... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 via mobile

I was surprised not to see a lot of visitors at Pembroke College. It has really beautiful grounds and the "not to miss" highlight there is the magnificent chapel built by Christopher Wren, one of his first architectural ventures. The Chapel looks modest from the outside, but has gorgeous full of light interior typical to Christopher Wren's masterpieces. The college... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Another beautiful college - lovely mix of architecutre. A great way to see different time periods coming together. But the best is the Chapel, designed by Christopher Wren and kept intact as he would have seen it. Gorgeous!

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Arta, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

This is a very classic building with great history! I had the opportunity to work there in my college years and I had a really great time! Totally recommended!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Pembroke has an atmospheric medieval feel about it. Visited during the two hour official guided tour of Cambridge with Tony - excellent!

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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Wandering round Pembroke is a pleasure as there is so much to take in and admire. There is a range of architectural styles, from old (on Trumpington Street) to very modern (as one walks through the college towards the Tennis Court Road entrance/exit). The chapel, library and hall are of particular interest. But the main point of this college is... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

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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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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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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