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Queens' College

Address: Silver Street, Cambridge CB3 9ET, England
Phone Number: 44 1223 335511
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Ranked #15 of 100 Attractions in Cambridge
Type: Educational Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner description: Margaret of Anjou, Henry VIs wife, and Elizabeth Woodville, Edward VIs wife, founded this small and...
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Type: Educational Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.

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London, United Kingdom
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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 via mobile

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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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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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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