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“A poor relation to King's College?”
Review of Queens' College

Queens' College
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US$15.64*
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Ranked #26 of 159 things to do in Cambridge
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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.
Winscombe, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“A poor relation to King's College?”
Reviewed 20 August 2014

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

Visited August 2014
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Madison, Wisconsin
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“Sponsored by the current queen, has one of few remaining Tudor buildings left”
Reviewed 17 July 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 guides (blue and green badges) are the best!

Visited July 2014
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Queen College”
Reviewed 9 June 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.

Visited March 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“Pretty College”
Reviewed 16 May 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 and modern architecture in extensive gardens. It is also one of only the two colleges which buildings straddle both sides of the River Cam. Architecture of the College is really beautiful with a mix of old and new though the new is not as pretty as old. The Mathematical Bridge which is officially named the Wooden Bridge crosses the River Cam and the best photo is taken from the nearby Silver Street bridge.

Visited August 2013
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Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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“fascinating and beautiful”
Reviewed 20 April 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 Old Hall set for someone else's wedding never fails to amaze with its extravagant painted walls and the smell of the ancient. It is all so pretty, by the river and tucked away in secret corners. An absolute must for visitors every time they are fortunate enough to be near!

Visited April 2014
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