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Address: Jesus Ln., Cambridge CB5 8BL, England
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One of the colleges of Cambridge University that was built on the site of a...

One of the colleges of Cambridge University that was built on the site of a 12th-century nunnery, and which today features spacious grounds and a pretty 16th-century cloister court.

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Great grounds and great lunch.

This Cambridge College has some of th best grounds and gardens in Cambridge. The permenant sculptures are a delight and quite fun to find. The new Roost Cafe is as good as any... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Ely, United Kingdom
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Ely, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This Cambridge College has some of th best grounds and gardens in Cambridge. The permenant sculptures are a delight and quite fun to find. The new Roost Cafe is as good as any Costa but insuch lovely surrounds it is hard to beat.

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a student here, it is rumoured that if you get caught riding the statues horse in the quad then you will be expelled. I can't speak to getting caught, but I definitely had a fun time sneaking in with some friends and riding the horse in the middle of the night. Don't tell the porters.

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

Interesting entrance. Lovely grounds and gardens. Grand hall and library. Do visit the chapel which is splendid.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

We came here for a business dinner and found the staff lovely and attentive. The food was wonderful and excitingly presented. They offer an extensive range of wines and champagne too. All this set in a brilliantly decorated private dinning room made for a really special evening. Thank you for a great memory.

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

We were fortunate enough to stay in the residence (Library Court) for three nights during a visit to Cambridge. While this college is not nearly as well known as others, it is quite beautiful and peaceful. The grounds are lovely. Our room was very comfortable. Wifi free! Breakfasts in the dining hall were quite good and plentiful. The porters were... More 

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Beautiful, steeped in history. The pavilion has a thatched roof! Worth looking round, but won't let the dog in.

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2016

Our daughter studied here over five years ago so went back with her to look around the grounds again.It has beautiful grounds, the "horse" is still in position. The college is a couple of minutes walk from the centre of town, on Jesus Lane, a very tranquil inner court. A great college to study. Jesus Green lies to the rear... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2016

The college is a tranquil haven within the splendour of ancient stonework. We stayed in the college rooms and were amazed at the level of comfort and cleanliness. Generous facilities and free wifi....beats any of the city hotels....how many of them can boast a heritage spanning centuries? The grounds are delightful and the porters and staff were extremely friendly and... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2016

I am a graduate of the college and love it dearly. It is a short distance from the very centre of the city but well worth the walk. It is, unlike many colleges, always open to visitors. There are beautiful gardens, a very large close with sports grounds and buildings dating from the twelfth to the twentieth centuries. A wonderfully... More 

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Sutton Coldfield
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2016

It's probably true that only the discerning or lost find this gem, which makes it a peaceful choice for the students living there. Lovely chapel & beautiful grounds.

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