Cambridge Tourism

Top 4 Cambridge colleges

by granitewordpress
09 November 2017 · 2 min read
Jesus College

The city of Cambridge is famous for the iconic university and its many college campuses dotted around the area. In fact, the idyllic scenery around Cambridge is home to no less than 31 colleges and departments, each with its own rich history.

Any history hunters or culture seekers looking for luxury hotels in Cambridge UK will be happy to know that The Tamburlaine Hotel is located in the heart of the city, near some of the most iconic university buildings. Get started planning your trip with our useful guide to the top four Cambridge colleges.


Trumpington Street, Cambridge

For anyone looking to discover the rich and long-reaching history of the University of Cambridge, a trip to the Peterhouse college building is a must. As the oldest of the university’s colleges, it has been a central department of the famous educational institute for centuries. The college and its accompanying grounds were built in 1284 when it was founded by the Bishop of Ely. It has become one of the most popular places of study for students and scholars from around the world and as of 2017, has 226 undergraduates studying a wide range of different subjects. Some of the notable former students of Peterhouse College include the famous inventor, Lord Kelvin and celebrity comedian, David Mitchell.

Jesus College

Jesus Lane, Cambridge

This beautiful college campus is officially known as ‘The College of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Saint John the Evangelist and the Glorious Virgin Saint Radegund, near Cambridge’. Since repeating this elongated named can be quite a lengthy process, the grounds are more commonly referred to as the Jesus College. If you’re looking for beautiful scenery during your stay at The Tamburlaine Hotel, the gorgeous greenery and breathtaking architecture found at the Jesus College offers an abundance of photo opportunities. This is often at the top of the list for tourists exploring the university grounds and is a must-see for anyone passing through Cambridge.


Trumpington Street, Cambridge

This quaint college campus is one of the most beautiful spots in Cambridge and offers visitors a chance to stroll around one of the oldest buildings in the area. Walking around the grounds is like taking a trip through time as you will uncover a series of statues, monuments and plaques dedicated to famous alumni and iconic events in the school’s history. With an average intake of around 450 students every year, Pembroke is one of the university’s largest colleges and boasts some of the largest grounds including several sports fields and courts.


Grange Road, Cambridge

Founded by the Selwyn Memorial Committee in memory of George Augustus Selwyn in 1882, this iconic campus is one of the university’s younger spaces. There is still plenty of history to uncover and beauty to discover for visitors strolling around the grounds. Among the famous faces that have studied in the halls of Selwyn College, some of the most notable alumni include actor, Hugh Laurie and iconic poet, Ralph Chubb. Be sure to keep an eye out for the beautiful gardens and wildflowers hidden throughout the grounds of the college.