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Address: Silver Street, Cambridge CB3 9ES, England
Phone Number: +44 1223 335511
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Queens' is one of 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), and has some of the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Felixstowe, United Kingdom
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Felixstowe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Queens' is one of 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), and has some of the most recognisable buildings in Cambridge. The college spans both sides of the river Cam, with the Mathematical Bridge connecting the two.

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Paisley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

Queens was stunning and we were even more impressed than we expected. You can for a few pounds wander through from the Tudor Gatehouse to the wooden bridge and enjoy several courts and see into the Old Hall along the way. The latter was quite plain originally but decorated in barbaric gothic style in a later century - it works... More 

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Somerset, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed an auspicious 50th anniversary celebration in the most romantic and historic of settings.

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Cardigan, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016

I went for an anniiversary dinner in the Old Hall. It is a wonderful Victorian revisualisation of the original medieval hall. The college is charming, albeit a strange juxtaposition of late medieval styles and the cherful brutalism across the Mathematical Bridge.

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Zilzie, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016

What a beautiful place. Lots of tourists. Comes out onto the mathematical bridge. Enjoyed the old buildings and wandering around the grounds.

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Oakham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

At £3 for entry, it is well worth a visit. An amazing history of the two queens, hence Queens' College. Everywhere you turn there is another discovery, including the New Chapel from the 1800s with its Flemish art from the 1500s. Don't miss walking over the Mathematical Bridge. A real treat and a sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

The origin of the unusual spelling is included on the Trip Advisor page, so I won't repeat it here. Queens' College is usually listed as the most "pretty" of the various colleges. However, we feel that King's College (no sexism meant here, as wife agrees) is the more scenic of the two. Regardless, still worth a walk about. Enjoy.

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Niles, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2016

I was in Cambridge recently on business, hosted by a Fellow of Queens College. So we had a special tour with more stories than most get to hear. The architecture is interesting. Our dining room was from the early days of the college, with a portrait of Elizabeth Woodville watching us eat.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2016

Despite living in Cambridge most of my life, I'd never visited Queens' until last year when my son started studying there. His room has a view of the Mathematical Bridge but there are far more interesting aspects to the college. It's also an interesting journey through time

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2016 via mobile

Having worked at my company in London for almost three years , I was over the moon when my manager told my colleagues and I we had won the company raffle for a 'learn and play' conference in the renowned Queens' College, Cambridge! The journey was unproblematic, until we reached within 25m of our college residence. The taxi we were... More 

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