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Magdalene College

Magdalene Street, Cambridge CB3 0AG, England
+44 1223 332100
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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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Magdalene Street, Cambridge CB3 0AG, England
+44 1223 332100
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Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Lovely place for taking photos as there are a lot of ancient buildings and the colours are very pleasant for the cameras. Everything in there reminds you of Harry Potter and the way that the castle is built is amazing. If you go to the...More

Thank omuletul
Reviewed 30 April 2017

As we had around 45 minutes for our turn to do Punting, visited this college next to the canal. Entrance is free compared to over charged other colleges. Maintained nicely and we enjoyed the place especially the garden with lovely flowery plants. It also seem...More

Thank Suresh C
Reviewed 10 March 2017

It was a real privilege to be invited to dine at the high table, converse with distinguished scholars, & stay overnight in a charming guest suite overlooking the first courtyard & chapel. It's impossible not to be impressed & humbled by an institution with almost...More

Thank Bern_Shen
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Fantastic living history full of character. Make sure you time visit so you can see Peyps Library. First Court small and comfortable must be great place to study

Thank eigbob
Reviewed 6 December 2016

Beautiful place, tranquil and historical. The college houses Samuel Peyps library in it's entirety. The old books and manuscript's are wonderful to see. The lady looking after library was extremely helpful and knowledgeable about it. Like most of the colleges the ground were immaculate. Definitely...More

Reviewed 24 October 2016

This is one of the free colleges to visit and it is worth timing it to visit the Pepys library as well as the beautiful buildings. The lady who was looking after it was very friendly and knowledgeable about the many unique books and their...More

Thank KWokB
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Cambridge is a city of Colleges and Magdalene is one of the small delightful ones. Walk into the courtyard and see the delightful lodgings, past the porters lodge and into the second courtyard past the fellows dining hall ( no electricity here it all by...More

Thank ESVincent
Reviewed 13 August 2016

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

Thank 1jan2
Reviewed 30 July 2016 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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Reviewed 22 July 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....More

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