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Queens' College

Silver Street, Cambridge CB3 9ET, England
44 1223 335511
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Ranked #19 of 107 attractions in Cambridge
Type: Educational Sites, Historic Sites
Owner description: Margaret of Anjou, Henry VIs wife, and Elizabeth Woodville, Edward VIs wife, founded this small and intimate college at Cambridge University in 1448.... more » Owner description: Margaret of Anjou, Henry VIs wife, and Elizabeth Woodville, Edward VIs wife, founded this small and intimate college at Cambridge University in 1448. « less
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Beside King college there are queen college, maybe in old time they separate college for King and Queen, or because those college is donate by King and Queen, But is really amazing to go and visit this place, really interested.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Queens' college is amongst the oldest and largest colleges of the university, founded in 1448 by Margaret of Anjou, the Queen of Henry VI, who founded King's College, The college spans both sides of the river Cam, colloquially referred to as the "light side" and the "dark side", with the world famous Mathematical Bridge connecting the two. It combines medieval... More

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Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

They now charge £3 to get in but it's worth it to help the college keep up the historic and fascinating courts and buildings. History for real! We had our wedding there so may be biased but the porter who we met 34 years on was just as welcoming to us as those who witnessed our Big Day and the... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

This was the only college that we visited which had friendly person on the gate, she was really helpful. The college itself was one of the prettiest and gave access to the wooden bridge. It had a nice relaxed feel and we sat for a while near the backs. The courtyards and planting were lovely.

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Granada, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

The best and prettiest college in Cambridge. Home of the Mathematical Bridge and some of the oldest buildings in Cambridge.

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Loughton, Essex, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

They charge £2.50 admission, but for that you get the most varied and photogenic college in Cambridge. The half-timbered President's Lodge is superb. Because the college is entered off the rather dingy side street, Queens lane, it is often missed and thus really much quieter than the raging tourist torrent of Kings Parade. Gift shop - but why don't they... More

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East Midlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Clearly seen from the bridge over the Cam in Silver Street, but with its main entrance rather hidden in a narrow back lane, this college may rightly be called a hidden gem. The first two patrons were Margaret of Anjou (Henry VI's queen) and Elizabeth Woodville (Edward IV's queen). The present queen is now the patron - all reinforcing the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

The entrance to this college seemed to be a bit away from the hustle and bustle and the main tourist routes around King' College. It is worth the visit. This was one of my favourites. It contains a beautiful sun and moon dial and a lodge which is the only substantial half timbered building remaining in Cambridge. You walk out... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

This is a lovely college, visited by us as part of a 2 hour walking tour. Queens' college should always have the apostrophe at the end of the word as more than one queen has contributed to it financially over the centuries! Our present queen is the first reigning queen to be its patron, rather than a queen consort. The... More

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scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

queens buildings are a mixture of historic timber buildings around courtyards, a wonderful chapel and grounds, the famous walnut tree and then some modern buildings built on , so a real mixture. fantastic wooden (mathematical) bridge over the river cam joins old and new areas.how lucky the students are to study in these famous locations.

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