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- We stayed at Wyng Gardens on Thompson’s Lane. Breakfast (included for an extra price in your reservation at Wyn Gardens) was served in the Trinity Hall Dining Room, about a 5 to 10 minute walk away. It was wonderful. A substantial breakfast, served cafeteria style. The most noticeable thing was the utter quiet of the quad after we entered from what was normally a busy street (Trinity Lane) first thing in the morning. There is also a lovely garden there, peaceful and sheltered.Written August 9, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Fantastic windows, very helpful attendant who lent us a couple of books describing the windows. We later bought the books from the information centreWritten August 12, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- We stopped here on our way to Cambridge. It is easy to find, just off of the M11. The place is immaculately cared for. We went into the visitor centre and read the moving stories of the young men who sacrificed their lives, including Joseph Kennedy, President Kennedy's brother.
We visited the Chappel, which features the seals of each of the United States. It was poignant reading some of the graves and seeing how young these gallent men were. Every visitor to Cambridge should visit hereWritten August 8, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- We visited this college as part of the Cambridge open day for students. Of the 4 colleges we visited today, this was the only one very strict with start/entry times. Our tour guide was great but did not realise how many people were in his tour. Far too many and it’s difficult to hear anything in a group of 60. We did not see as much as we would have liked and have left a bit unsure about this college. That said, it appears to have the prime location in Cambridge and everything around it is centred for tourists. It’s very impressive and beautifully up kept. It is also very busy!Written July 7, 2022
- I highly recommend a tour of the house.
The guide skilfully balanced allowing you to experience the artistic effect of the collection with providing the background knowledge to appreciate its components further.Written July 4, 2022
- King's College Chapel often takes up all the oxygen when people talk about incredible sites in the city centre, but for my money the most sustained interest comes when you take someone through John's. You can walk through and across the Bridge of Sighs, wander around the building nicknamed the Wedding Cake, and then walk back along the Kitchen Bridge. You can also see--but not take photos in--John's own outstanding chapel.Written July 27, 2022
- A market with a wide variety of stalls, from fruit and veg, to second hand books, to handicrafts, to food trucks. Good way to idle away an hour or so and buy yourself a snack or a souvenir.Written July 21, 2022
- You can actually visit the bridge but a great way to admire and photograph is from your punt. Your guide will explain its origins.Written July 18, 2022
- Tranquil and amazing village.
Wanted to visit after watching Grantchester and was not disappointed.
Lovely walk around, untouched and peaceful.
Well maintained gardens, full of bloom and colour.
Worth the visit.Written July 13, 2022
- We visited this college as part of the Cambridge open day for students. It would have got a 3/4 stars to start with due to the surly gentleman on the front and back gates. The guy on the back gate clearly gets asked far too much where the front gate is as he ain’t the most friendly! The guys on the front gate are ok if a little stern. They all wear bowler hats. It’s all part of the vibe here. We entered as a group of about 80 and pretty much everyone left to tour straight away. We held back (based on other college tours) and got lucky as the next tour 10 mins later only had 8 of us. Because of this we got a lovely tour at our pace and with loads of information. The post grad showing us around was very charming and proud of her college. And there is plenty to be impressed with. It’s the largest college in Cambridge and had the buildings and grandeur to match. On the river like Kings. It has all the amenities near by and so many famous people have studied here. It’s really a must if visiting Cambridge.Written July 7, 2022
- Not a conventional clock but a time eater with a grasshopper/locust on the top. The clock is encased into the wall opposite Kings College, easy to find near St Mary's church and the market.Written February 25, 2022
- The history of this church is amazing. Goes way back to 1010 AD and is tied to the early University.
I recall reading on their (very good) information boards that to attend the university you had to live within 3 miles of the church which wqs coincidently the centre of the city from which milestones were measuredWritten July 26, 2022
- Although Queens' College is currently closed to visitors, you're still able to get a good look at the Mathematical bridge where the college borders the public road or punting on the River Cam. So this bridge has been reconstructed from the original, which was first designed in 1748 by William Etheridge and is fully functional.Written June 5, 2022
- As we couldn't be bothered with the faff of booking a ticket for Kings' College and baulked at the £12 admission fee, by chance we passed Queens' College and went in here for a fiver each. I am glad we did. The lady on the admissions desk was very helpful. The Chapel there is beautiful, as is the old dining hall. There are plenty of impressive courtyards. We sat by the river, watching the punts go by, listening to the puntmen (?) describing how Prince Charles called the new accommodation block a 'carbuncle'. I walked over the impressive Mathematical Bridge and viewed the magnificent buildings from the other side. Well worth visiting.Written August 7, 2022
- We were part of a 2 hour walking tour of central Cambridge which included entrance into the grounds of Pembroke college. The college one of the oldest in Cambridge was founded in 1347. Make sure you visit the chapel designed by Sir Christopher Wren who later went on to be the architect who designed St Pauls Cathedral in London.Written February 1, 2022
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