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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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One of Cambridge's oldest colleges - Lots of history and great architecture

Pembroke was first established in 1347 as Lady Margaret Hall - the widow of the Earl of Pembroke. Many famous people have studied here including Prime Minister Pitt the Younger... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Pembroke was first established in 1347 as Lady Margaret Hall - the widow of the Earl of Pembroke. Many famous people have studied here including Prime Minister Pitt the Younger and Eric Idle. The buildings range in age from front to back as the college was added to through the centuries. The chapel is stunning, though small compared to the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 via mobile

A beautiful small Cambridge college which is quiet, unassuming and an oasis from the busyness of Kings and Johns. Well worth a look in.

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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 

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Charvil, United Kingdom
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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.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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