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Pembroke College

Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1RF, England
44 1223 338100
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Ranked #23 of 100 Attractions in Cambridge
Type: Educational Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
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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.

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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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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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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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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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