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Queens' College

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Address: Silver Street, Cambridge CB3 9ET, England
Phone Number: 44 1223 335511
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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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Good dinner and pleasant rooms

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Cardigan, United Kingdom
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Cardigan, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 stars 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 stars 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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Thank Richard M
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars 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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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

A wealth of ancient architecture and a very elaborate sun dial which can also track the moon phases. There is a fee for entry at £3 per adult which is not unreasonable.

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

Yet another beautiful example of the Colleges of Cambridge, set on the same area as other colleges, King etc, if nothing else a wonderful picture opportunity.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

If you only have time to do two colleges make it Kings chapel and queens college, if you can do it with a guide as the information they can convey is so interesting. The buildings are beautiful

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