Little St Mary's Church
Little St Mary's The church's unwieldy original name was St Peter's-without-Trumpington-Gate, which gave the college its name. Inside is...
Fondly dubbed 'the Fitz' by locals, this colossal neoclassical pile was one of the first public art museums in Britain, built to house...
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Cambridge's oldest bakery, beloved by generations of students for its ultrasticky buns and quaint wood shopfront, makes a good stop for...
Lonely Planet review
The oldest and smallest college, Peterhouse is a charming place founded in 1284. Much of the college was rebuilt or added to over the years, including the exceptional little chapel built in 1632, but the main hall is bona fide 13th century and has been beautifully restored. Just to the north is Little St Mary's Church , which has a memorial to Peterhouse student Godfrey Washington, great-uncle of George. His family coat of arms was the stars and stripes, the inspiration for the US flag. Rumours abound among undergrads – vigorously denied by college authorities – of tales of hauntings and spectral happenings on the site. Three Nobel Prize winners count themselves among Peterhouse's alumni.