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Another beautiful old college

We enjoyed our visit during a walking tour to this quiet, beautiful old college, which was founded... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Daylesford, Australia
An overlooked beauty

Tucked away opposite the "House" - when I was at the varsity, it existed in penury but proudly... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2018
Oxford, United Kingdom
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Granted its charter in 1624, Pembroke is one of 38 self-governing colleges that are part of the University of Oxford.
Pembroke St., Oxford OX1 1DW, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our visit during a walking tour to this quiet, beautiful old college, which was founded in 1624. We particularly liked the gardens & Old Quad.

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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Pembroke is a typical Oxford college, quiet, beautiful, full of history, with well maintained gardens. It is definitely worth visiting. Accommodations however are something different. I spent 4 nights for a conference in Oxford. The room was small and simply equipped, but that was expected....More

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Reviewed 13 February 2018

Tucked away opposite the "House" - when I was at the varsity, it existed in penury but proudly. Famous for being Jack the Ripper's old college (Monatague Druitt) it also educated Keith Chegwin and Dr. Cornelius Credwell - the notorious Coventry frotter. Not to be...More

Thank 34Doris
Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

Founded in 1624 this college makes up one of 38 colleges of the university of Oxford. Very charming college with a fantastic old quad and a chapel quad, this college should be on your list to visit.

Thank rayrest
Reviewed 1 January 2018

This colleges two lovely quads, the Old Quad and the Chapel Quad. Both are peaceful with lovely lawns. Notable alumni are Samuel Johnson, J William Fulbright, and the current King of Jordan. Also the athlete who was the first to run a mile in under...More

Thank Kyle S
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Everything about Pembroke is charming. Walking through the inconspicuous entry to the first quadrangle with the amazingly lush grass, through to the second quadrangle with equally plush grass, the dining hall full of medieval character and the Damon Wells Chapel, which is breath-taking.

Thank Judy R
Reviewed 2 July 2017

Pembroke College was founded in 1624 and the old quad and chapel quad remain as a truly wonderful aspect of the college, exuding history and heritage. It was really good to visit this place with my husband who studied here as a post-graduate student years...More

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Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Its relatively small size especially when compared with its immediate neighbour on the other side of St. Aldate's has led it to be known as the coal-scuttle of Christ Church. It was founded in 1624 by King James I of England and VI of Scotland...More

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Reviewed 7 December 2016

As a graduate of the college and university, I could be accused of bias but I did graduate 56 years ago! The college has made remarkable progress since my day. The Old and Chapel quads are much the same but 2 new quads have been...More

2  Thank PaphosBricks
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Pembroke is one of Oxford's hidden gems. The idea of student accommodation doesn't appeal (even if it is Oxford) but the college itself is really pretty and quiet with lovely old buildings and quads and a gorgeous old chapel chapel and hall. Definitely worth a...More

2  Thank Cassie495
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