With its impressive medieval building, Corpus Christi College is one of the oldest of Cambridge's 31 colleges and has the oldest surviving enclosed court in the city. Founded in 1352, it is the only college in either Cambridge or Oxford Universities to have been set up by the townspeople. Located on King's Parade in the centre of Cambridge, you'll find a wide range of apartments, B&Bs, business hotels and other types of accommodation to choose from conveniently close by. Just a few steps from the main shops and restaurants of the town centre, staying in a hotel near Corpus Christi College offers a great base for anyone visiting the college to see friends or family, admire the architecture or to attend a conference here.
Restful Stays near Corpus Christi College
The Corpus Clock is one of the most modern monuments in Cambridge. Given to the college in 2008, it is set in the college's wall on Trumpington Street. A unique interpretation of a timepiece, the face is plated in pure gold and at night it comes alive with coloured lights. Displaying the time in its own unique way with no hands and no digital numbers, it's an essential must-see if you're staying in a hotel close by. Corpus Christi College is also home to the Parker Library, which houses a collection of rare medieval manuscripts including the Gospels of Saint Augustine, which date back to the 6th century and are still used at Canterbury Cathedral at each enthronement of a new Archbishop of Canterbury. Exhibitions are regularly held at the library and can be viewed by the public by booking on a tour.
Cambridgeshire Hotels for Corpus Christi College
With its city centre location, visitors to Corpus Christi College have lots of other interesting attractions close at hand, including the River Cam, the Fitzwilliam Museum and King's College. The bus and train stations are also just a short, level stroll away and there's a choice of car parks in the vicinity, making visiting the college from your hotel in other parts of Cambridgeshire an easy option to consider too.