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Pembroke College

Address: Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1RF, England
Phone Number: 44 1223 338100
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Ranked #26 of 105 Attractions in Cambridge
Type: Educational Sites, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Founded in 1347, this is the third oldest of the Cambridge colleges, which features a chapel that...
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Type: Educational Sites, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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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WI
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46 reviews 46 reviews
12 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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!

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Arta, Greece
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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!

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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172 attraction reviews
271 helpful votes 271 helpful votes
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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187 helpful votes 187 helpful votes
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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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
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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41 reviews 41 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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43 helpful votes 43 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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48 reviews 48 reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
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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