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Location and Grounds

If you’ve ever been to Cambridge, the chances are you’ve walked right past Pembroke (while dodging passing bicycles). If you haven’t, it won’t take you long to find us.

The College is in a wonderfully central location on Trumpington Steet. We’re just a short walk (or cycle) from the cafes, shops and bars of the city centre, and of course from lecture halls and University departments.

Despite being at the heart of a bustling touristy city, when you step inside Pembroke you switch gear instantly. You find yourself in a peaceful open court flanked by 14th century buildings, with beautifully mature gardens a short walk away.

This combination makes it such an inspiring place to live and work, our staff and students never tire of it.

How long does it take from Pembroke…?

  • To town: 5 min walk
  • To the Sidgwick site: 4 min cycle
  • To Pembroke College sports ground: 7 min cycle
  • To the station: 8 min cycle
  • To West Cambridge site: 10 min cycle
  • To University sports ground: 10 min cycle

Want to see for yourself?

Visitors are very welcome. You can walk around Pembroke’s grounds and visit the Chapel if no service is taking place. 

The College is open daily from 9am to 5pm, but is closed to visitors during the main exam period from mid-May to mid-June. 

Planning a group visit, or want to film in the College?

If you want to bring a school group to visit Pembroke, please contact the Schools Liaison Team to discuss this.

All other groups and filmmakers should contact the Bursar's Office.