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Downing College

Regent Street, Cambridge CB2 1DQ, England
+44 1223 334800
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Great visit

We visited the Heong Gallery to see the Elizabeth Fink exhibition which was very good and took the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Madalyn H
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
A wonderful weekend

I was a part of the red and purple invasion of Cambridge at the beginning of September - Red Hat... read more

Reviewed October 15, 2017
Montaren-et-Saint-Mediers, France
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Downing College, dating from the early 1800s, has a unique setting amidst 20 acres of lawns and trees. While the college environment itself is quiet and peaceful, the museums, shops and River Cam in the very heart of Cambridge is only a few minutes walk away. Downing College is an ideal location for visitors on a leisure break or in Cambridge on business. Our spacious bedrooms are fully equipped for the modern day traveller, with facilities such as a flat screen television, a spacious desk and free wifi. A telephone, alarm clock, hairdryer and tea and coffee making facilities are also provided, and bedrooms are cleaned daily by our College Domestic Assistants.We have free carparking available within the grounds, subject to availability; please request when you are making your booking. Please note: We are unable to accept bookings for children of 16 years and under, or for Stag and Hen parties. Guests of 16 - 18 years must be accompanied by an adult (21 or over).
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Regent Street, Cambridge CB2 1DQ, England
+44 1223 334800
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Heong Gallery to see the Elizabeth Fink exhibition which was very good and took the opportunity to walk around the very peaceful college grounds.

Thank Madalyn H
Reviewed October 15, 2017

I was a part of the red and purple invasion of Cambridge at the beginning of September - Red Hat Society. We were accomodated at this college. I cannot fault my room, the greakfast, the friendly staff and the wonderful evening meal and other facilities...More

Thank ChrisandMick60
Reviewed September 28, 2017

A small modern gallery in the Centre of Cambridge. This new art space is real find for anyone interested in modern art or sculpture. Quentin Blake exhibition currently, Elizabeth Frink In November. (Located in Downing College.)

Thank Jenny O
Reviewed September 23, 2017 via mobile

Downing College takes its name from the grandson of the founder of the Prime Minister's London residence and even has a door formerly in use at 10, Downing Street within the college itself. Its construction completed in 1800 was much delayed by litigation between his...More

Thank futtock21
Reviewed September 13, 2017

Walked through on the Bridge the gap walk although had previously been to a wedding here. It is a fascinating walk around

Thank GaryandCarol52
Reviewed September 11, 2017 via mobile

Open to all, this cafe has a relaxed feel to it with friendly staff, good food and drinks. As a student cafe the menu is very limited but it beats the run of the mill department store cafes hands down. There are tables, comfy chairs...More

Thank Tony B
Reviewed August 30, 2017

I booked a three night stay in August via the UniversityRooms.com website where you are able to stay in University accommodation as well as Bed and Breakfast for a reasonable price especially with easy access to many attractions and the city centre. Downing College was...More

Thank Andy T
Management response:Responded September 20, 2017

Thank you very much for taking the time to write your review, we hope to see you again when you next visit Cambridge!

Reviewed August 16, 2017

There for a family party: comfortable room but wasn't made up after the first night...so had to do that ourselves as well as buying in spare coffee/ milk etc. Strange humming noise all night as though there was a ghost cleaner....certainly wasn't a genuine one!...More

Thank william c
Reviewed August 9, 2017

Downing College is a hidden gem. Go through the entrance gates and the whole college opens up before you - with huge grounds. There is no entry fee and visitors are welcome to wander round (keep off the grass!). The café is comfortable and welcoming...More

Thank 958kate
Reviewed August 6, 2017

Downing is quite a large open college and is free to enter. It's architecture is neoclassical as it is not as old as some of the other colleges. It's a nice place to visit, especially if you fancy lounging on the grass because whilst you...More

Thank Derek R
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