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Address: Silver Street, Cambridge CB3 9ET, England
Phone Number: 44 1223 335511
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Description: Margaret of Anjou, Henry VIs wife, and Elizabeth Woodville, Edward VIs...
Margaret of Anjou, Henry VIs wife, and Elizabeth Woodville, Edward VIs wife, founded this small and intimate college at Cambridge University in 1448.
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Must visit the Wren Library

Beautiful interior where we got to see things like Isaac Newton's notebook (that's really his own handwriting) and items from the author of Winnie the Pooh. All very cool... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
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Arlington, VA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Beautiful interior where we got to see things like Isaac Newton's notebook (that's really his own handwriting) and items from the author of Winnie the Pooh. All very cool - especially considering that it's free to visit the library.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

My husband visited the college and found it to be both very historical and lovely. He especially enjoyed the history of its founding by the sister of Henry the Viii. so that women could be educated..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

This college is wonderful, so much history, so many stories and the various courts stretching back to medieval times, gosh what a wonderful place to visit. Must go

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Sure its not as large as Kings but Queen's college has it own unique history. The buildings are in their own right quite striking. The chapel and grounds are very nice. If you take the walking guided tour you will have quite a bit of information to enrich your visit. Highly recommend you do that.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Stunning interior. Very Harry Potter in style and decor. A fabulous example if English architecture and an honour to be invited to dine there.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Lovely grounds on the banks of the River Cam. For the cheap entry fee you can walk over the much talked about Mathematical Bridge, see the Tudor President's lodge and walk around the grounds and see the students accommodation. Founded in 1448.

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Winscombe, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Queen's and it's chapel were rather disappointing compared to King's College; somewhat dark and dour, but still interesting nevertheless.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This college has the honor of being sponsored by the current Queen of England. I thought the dining hall ceiling and the architectural differences between the different buildings completely fascinating. Erasmus lived here as well, which was pretty cool. I think the best way to see it is through the guided walking tour provided by the Cambridge TI. Their official... More 

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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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