St John's College

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About St John's College

St John's College, founded in 1511 by Lady Margaret Beaufort, is one of the most picturesque and historic colleges at the University of Cambridge. With its stunning architecture, including the famous Bridge of Sighs and the intricately decorated Chapel, St John's offers a serene yet vibrant atmosphere. The college has a rich academic history and has produced numerous notable alumni, contributing significantly to various fields.

Best time/season to visit: Spring and summer are ideal for visiting St John's College, when the gardens are in full bloom, and the weather is perfect for punting on the River Cam. The autumn foliage also offers a spectacular backdrop for a stroll through the college grounds.