We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1RF, England
Phone Number: 44 1223 338100
Website
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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 32 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 20
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Unexpected gem

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
alittleoldman
,
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

32 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Charvil, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
58 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
26 reviews
25 attraction reviews
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Arta, Greece
Level Contributor
12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I used to work in Pembroke College and this gave me the opportunity to admire it from the inside. It is a great place to be as a student, visitor or ever waitress. Everyone seemed to enjoy their time there. The staff is friendly and fair and it definitely worths a visit.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Epsom
Level Contributor
296 reviews
103 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Delightful chapel, and charming quads with manicured lawns. So much peace and tranquility close to the city centre.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Leeds
Level Contributor
34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

One of Cambridge Uni's oldest colleges. Its grounds are immaculate and it is beautifully maintained. Very pleasant and polite staff in the visitors' office too. The chapel is beautiful and was designed by Wren i believe.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
301 reviews
198 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
WI
Level Contributor
46 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Arta, Greece
Level Contributor
12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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!

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Pembroke College also viewed

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
 
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
 

Been to Pembroke College? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Pembroke College

Address: Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1RF, England
Phone Number: 44 1223 338100
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Cambridge

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Pembroke College and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Pembroke College staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?