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Sidney Sussex College

Sidney St., Cambridge, England
01223/338800
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Ranked #50 of 106 Attractions in Cambridge
Type: Educational Sites
Owner description: Located in central Cambridge and sheltered behind high stone walls, this picturesque college features a chapel with oak paneling that is the final... more » Owner description: Located in central Cambridge and sheltered behind high stone walls, this picturesque college features a chapel with oak paneling that is the final resting place of Oliver Cromwell's head. « less
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Cairo, Egypt
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

I was pleased with my stay. My room, though basic, was very pleasant. Moreover, I had a corner room with two very large windows. The bathrooms were impeccably clean, and Cambridge itself is lovely.

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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

The college and grounds are small but beautiful. Make sure to go through into the 'fellows gardens' which are at the back to get the best view of this central Tudor College. Founded by Lady Francis Sidney in 1596, it is a busy home to students and fellows. Famous alumni include Carol Vorderman, the founder of Cobra beer and Oliver... More

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Huizen, The Netherlands
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

The college is beautiful and it's a good place to stay, right in the middle of town. Room was simple, beds, desk + chair, armchair and bathroom, free wifi, no TV. Some things weren't ok (window couldn't close, no coathangers). Very friendly people around. Breakfast is good in a beautiful hall, reminded me of Harry Potter!

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Wolverhampton
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

great location and lovely gardens. As others have said, rooms facing roads (format and side) are very, very noisy. Mattresses are fairly poor quality so so with that and the noise, not a great place to sleep. breakfasts fairly utilitarian- this is a college hall where you have to queue. staff helpful though

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Colorado
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52 reviews 52 reviews
9 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

First of all I want to say that the rooms themselves were good, the showers were good as well. They have a nice shower kit waiting for you which was nice. There were laundry facilities which was very handy. The down side is that it was hot during our visit, in fact there were no fans to be bought in... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
24 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013 via mobile

I stayed here for 3 nights while visiting family in Cambridge and it was an amazing experience. The welcome staff in the porter's lodge were very friendly and helpful and had a genuine interest in my visit. The accommodation was basic but had everything you needed - tea/coffee facilities, fridge, toiletries, towels and most importantly a comfortable bed with adequate... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

Sidney is a great college to be a part of, but it has both good and bad features. It's landlocked (boo!) but has fairly beautiful grounds. Many of the buildings are in the process of being refurbished, however, and sometimes this has an impact on vital utilities (i.e. internet and phone connection). Staying in college is therefore a mixed bag.... More

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

It's central, but there are also many other colleges within a walking distance that deserve more attention.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

one of my favourite colleges in whole of Cambridge. makes one really think about who had been there before you! highly recommended whenever you have chance to dine or roam.

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Dorset, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

The city centre is virtually car free. If you can leave yours somewhere else or can take the train, this college provides en suite accommodation as good as any budget hotel. Blundell Court is a bit 60s Brutalist in style but the room was spacious and clean with plenty of wardrobe space and a chic bathroom (requires a "digester" for... More

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