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Pembroke

Visiting the College

Visitors are welcome to walk round the grounds of Pembroke and to visit the Chapel if there is no service taking place; the interiors of other College building, including the Library, are private. 

The College is generally open every day, but is closed to visitors during the main exam period (mid May to mid June) and can be closed at other times for events, if you are traveling far you should check in advance.  Visitors to the College are asked to respect the College and to remember that it is a place of study.

Groups wishing to tour the College should visit or contact the Porter's lodge to make a booking as the number of groups on site at any time is limited. Group visits may take place from 10am to 5pm and groups are asked to leave by 5.30pm.  

Anyone wishing to film in the College is asked to contact the Bursar’s Office to make arrangements.

Directions

By Air

University of Cambridge Airport Information 

  • Stansted is our nearest major airport, 30 miles (50 km) south of Cambridge. Travel from Stansted to Cambridge by train, coach or car (40 mins).
  • Heathrow is 80 miles (130 km) south. Travel from Heathrow to Cambridge by train
  • London - 50 mins, main line train from King's Cross - 60 mins); Coach - 160 mins; Car - 150 mins .
  • Gatwick is 110 miles (170 km) south. Travel from Gatwick to Cambridge by train (Into London Victoria - 20 mins, tube across London to King's Cross - 10 mins, main line train from King's Cross - 60 mins); Coach - 160 mins; Car - 140 mins.
  • Cambridge airport is small but has some connections to Amsterdam, Paris and other European locations.

By Train

University of Cambridge Train Information 

  • Cambridge has fast train links south to London.
  • Links to the north are via Peterborough.
  • You can walk to Pembroke from the rail station in about 30 minutes. Go straight ahead from the station entrance for about 400m. Bear right at the war memorial, then go straight ahead for about 1500m. Alternatively, take the bus from the railway station to the centre of town (every 8 mins) and get off just before the pedestrianised area, which is just after the building with the classical, pillared facade on the right.
  • Turn down the street opposite the pillared facade, which is Downing Street. Walk the 400m to the end (Downing Street turns into Pembroke Street half-way down). The entrance to Pembroke College is just round the corner to your left.

By Coach or Bus

University of Cambridge Bus Information 

  • Coaches and buses are far cheaper than trains and not much slower.
  • You can walk to Pembroke from the bus station in about 10 minutes. Turn right from the bus station down to the end of Emmanuel Street (200m), then left at the end on to St Andrew's Street for 100m, then right into Downing Street.
  • Walk the 400m to the end (Downing Street turns into Pembroke Street half-way down). The entrance to Pembroke College is just round the corner to your left.

By Car

  • Cambridge lies 60 miles (100 km) north of London, close to the north/south M11 motorway and the east/west A14 trunk road.
  • Car parking in the centre of Cambridgeand park and ride information.

Parking

Unfortunately, no car parking facilities are available in College. The nearest public car park is the Grand Arcade, off Pembroke Street. For further information about parking facilities in Cambridge, please follow one of these links: City Council for parking or County Council for park and ride.