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Pembroke College

Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1RF, England
+44 1223 338100
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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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Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1RF, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

One of the few colleges open to visitors. Fantastic to wander round taking in the buildings and planting. Particularly liked the chapel which is well worth checking out. Lovely places to sit and contemplate. Made me want to study here !

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Reviewed May 24, 2018 via mobile

Founded in 1347 Pembroke college has some very fine gardens and is located just off Trumpington Street. It's chapel was the first building completed by Sir Christopher Wren and replaced the old 14th century chapel that was turned into a library.

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Reviewed May 9, 2018

I have lived in Cambridge all of my life and love the colleges. Pembroke has a fasinating history and one of the chapels built by Christopher Wren.

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Reviewed March 24, 2018

Wren chapel with moving memorial to refugees and old student graffiti on the pews. Very nice gardens.

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Reviewed March 22, 2018

Well worth a vist.Free entry and chapel is well worth viewing,particularly the bent cross made from wood from boats lost in the recent refugee crisis in the Mediteranean Sea

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Reviewed March 20, 2018

Hello Chief - Cyril Malwesi speaking! I marries local lady here - superb, with accommodation for wives and the lawns splendid for bush-meat bonanza. Wren's chapel in candle-light. Water is safe to drink, no tsetse, plenty good. Famous college for clowns - famous old boys:...More

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Reviewed March 19, 2018 via mobile

A beautiful college which you can wander round for free. The chapel itself is a calm and serene place which invites you to sit and enjoy.

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Reviewed February 22, 2018

One of the colleges that welcomes you without asking for a fee. Super small chapel, Wrens first; and delightful courtyard to stroll in. Central too

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Reviewed February 11, 2018 via mobile

A wonderful experience and well worth a visit to enjoy the overall architecture and the chapel . The chapel is a very welcoming; it’s a space that makes you want to sit down for a few minutes and enjoy the moment . It feels special...More

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Reviewed December 6, 2017 via mobile

Uau!!! Another incredible college site in Cambridge! From outside one can not tell or imagine how incredibly beautiful and special this place is! Worth the visit!

Thank Patricia V
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