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Address: Magdalene Street, Cambridge CB3 0AG, England
Phone Number: 44 1223 332100
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Famous alumni of this college, which was founded by Henry VIII in 1542,...

Famous alumni of this college, which was founded by Henry VIII in 1542, include C.S. Lewis, Samuel Pepys , Gavin Hastings and Charles Kingsley.

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Went to a wedding

Lovely setting for a wedding beautiful architecture and grounds with the river Cam running alongside the the college grounds

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely setting for a wedding beautiful architecture and grounds with the river Cam running alongside the the college grounds

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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Free one unlike others so good if you have kids as paying for Kings etc not worth it as younger kids would get bored quickly. Pepys library is fascinating. Beautiful chapel.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

My family was recently allowed to stroll the college discreetly while a wedding was about to happen. We very much appreciated the effort of the staff to allow us to view this magnificent and historic place. C.S. Lewis spent a long period of time here. It was inspiring to be on such grounds. Thank you!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016 via mobile

Free to visit Magdalene - nice courtyard and chapel. The gem is the building through the courtyard housing Pepys' library. Only open 2-4pm, this is Pepys' personal library, just as he left it. Some fascinating rare books and manuscripts on display. Well worth finding.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

An enchanting building and beautiful gardens. We visited this college as we had to meet a student there and were happy to see such an enchanting building. A wedding reception was being held there, so could not enter the dining rooms and the building but went around the exquisitely manicured gardens which had nicely trimmed tree statues. It was winter... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This is one of Cambridge's loveliest colleges - stunning architecture, situated right on the river. The dining hall has no electricity, so formal dinners are lit purely by candlelight - great atmosphere. The whole college is worth a look around.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

One of the smaller colleges, but very beautiful, especially it's fellows' garden which is gorgeous in spring and summer.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Magdalene is one of the smaller colleges within the University, numbering some 300 undergraduates and an expanding postgraduate community. It`s Pepys Library is unique with a collection of 3,000 books and manuscripts put together by Samuel Pepys and bequeathed at his death to Magdalene College, where he had been a student. The admission to the college was free and we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

A little bit away from the main drag around Kings college, but well worth the walk. Free to get in, and worth 10-15 mins of your time

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

absolutely beautiful grounds lovely staff perfect very polite,only down side was shared toilets but this is just a small minor detail to all the pluses going on excellent

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