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Pembroke College

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Address: Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1RF, England
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+44 1223 338100

Founded in 1347, this is the third oldest of the Cambridge colleges, which...

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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Beautiful, Tranquil, Immaculately kept

Not sure what the rules are during exam season, but out of that time and when the college is open, Pembroke is a must visit. Free to walk around in the tranquil and immaculately... read more

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Rod H
Hamburg, Germany
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Hamburg, Germany
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not sure what the rules are during exam season, but out of that time and when the college is open, Pembroke is a must visit. Free to walk around in the tranquil and immaculately kept gardens, it is a haven of old and new buildings with statues to the famous and memorials to the fallen. Go in April when the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

William Pitt,Sculptor: Richard Westmacott, 1819 is seated just as you approach the entrance, William Pitt was the youngest Prime Minister in England. The interior & exterior are charming indeed.

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

Well worth the visit. One of the smaller Cambridge Colleges but beautiful and interesting. Well kept gardens and pretty chapel.

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E Anglia
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

We were lucky enough to be invited to dinner by our grandson. Although the hall was quite full the food was served quickly and efficiently. The quality was excellent as too was the ambience. We had a most enjoyable evening.

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Reviewed 25 January 2017

Pembroke College is on Trumpington Street, with the side street being Pembroke Street. Pembroke becomes Downing Street, which is where our hotel (Hilton) was located. As a result, we walked past Pembroke College every day on our way back to the Hilton. Very attractive buildings and worth a photograph or two.

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 December 2016

Well worth a look. Nice grounds and building with delightful chapel. Worth looking at the gardens to the rear.

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Jaipur, India
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Reviewed 12 November 2016

Pembroke college is located on trumpington street in Cambridge. It is listed in the higher education category. It has a beautiful building and great lawns. The college is the third-oldest college of the university. About seven hundred students are there. A good quick visit is suggested.

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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 1 November 2016

So It was a delight to visit it's name sake. What a lovely garden and church. We visited during a restricted visitor time but were still able to get an overview.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 October 2016

We popped in by chance and were able to walk round the grounds These are beautiful and give you a glimpse of what it must be like to live in a college.

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Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

It is unfortunate that this college doesn't have any outdoor seating - it's a superb and spectacular college with beautifully manicured lawns. The Fellows Lawn is particularly nice overseen by the statue of its famous son, William Pitt. The chapel is old and full of character. It has a 15th Century stone carving of St Michael and the Virgin opposite... More 

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