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Queens' College

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Address: Silver Street, Cambridge CB3 9ES, England
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
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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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Don't miss the Dining Hall

Some lovely old buildings, not as grand as some of the colleges but just as interesting. Don't miss the lavishly decorated old dining room with a fabulous painted ceiling. When... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Southampton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Some lovely old buildings, not as grand as some of the colleges but just as interesting. Don't miss the lavishly decorated old dining room with a fabulous painted ceiling. When we were there, they had a special exhibition on in the old Erasmus Library and the gate house staff told us we could see the library if we said we... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Highly understated with only £3 admission but the self guided tours takes you to see the Old Court which looks much like it did when built in 1448!! It is stunning. You can also visit the Wooden Bridge and walk over it, often referred to as the Mathematical Bridge.

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Cambridge, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

We enjoyed a lovely Christmas Dinner in some of the oldest parts of the college. The food was tasty and hot, which is not alwys the case in some of these colleges when they are catering for a vast number.

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Felixstowe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

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 14 September 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 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 18 July 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 11 July 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 3 July 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 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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