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Queens' College
Queens' College

Queens' College

Daily 10am- 4pm; closed during study periods
Queens' College, Cambridge, England, CB3 9ET

The basics

Select walking tours of Cambridge include a visit to Queens’ College, bringing travelers to the Old Court, the President’s Lodge, and the Mathematical Bridge. Some tours combine Queens’ College with neighboring King’s College, home to the Gothic-style King’s College Chapel. Many visitors also see Queens’ College in passing during punting tours down the River Cam. Boats typically follow a course down the river past the Backs, a series of riverside lawns and parks at the rear of the colleges.

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Shared | Cambridge University Tour With Optional King's College Led By Alumni
Shared | Cambridge University Tour With Optional King's College Led By Alumni
$24.58 per adult
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Excellent tour
Francesco was an excellent and informative guide. We really enjoyed our tour and learned a lot. Thank you.
Simon_M, Aug 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Cambridge

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The tour guides were...
Mary_H, Jul 2022
Combo | Optional Cambridge Walking, Punting, Bus Tour & King's College Entry
The tour guides were great on the history of the place! The walk was longer than I expected. The punt ride was great. The kings chapel wasn’t as interesting as I expected.
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Our guide Lindsey, a...
Corina_Z, Jul 2022
Combo | Optional Cambridge Walking, Punting, Bus Tour & King's College Entry
Our guide Lindsey, a young graduate, was amasing ! The walking tour was very rich in details and interesting information ! I adorated the punt !
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Thanks you Becky! Very...
aloha2wa, Jul 2022
Combo | Optional Cambridge Walking, Punting, Bus Tour & King's College Entry
Thanks you Becky! Very informative tour, the punting was a bit repetitive but lovely float. Watch out for the self punters...
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So glad we did it
Laura_D, Jul 2022
Combo | Optional Cambridge Walking, Punting, Bus Tour & King's College Entry
Great antidotes on the tour and punt. Stunning scenery and fab walk around Cambridge. Couldn’t recommend it more
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Great outdoors tour
Denise_K, Jul 2022
Combo | Optional Cambridge Walking, Punting, Bus Tour & King's College Entry
It would have been nice to have been able to go into a building on campus. It would have been nice to have been alerted to the option to tour Kings College when we purchased our tour.
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Great experience!
Aliya_S, Jun 2022
Combo | Optional Cambridge Walking, Punting, Bus Tour & King's College Entry
Francesco did a great job with the walking tour and Ben made the punting really enjoyable! Punting is a must-do in Cambridge!
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Great tour
David_K, Jun 2022
Combo | Optional Cambridge Walking, Punting, Bus Tour & King's College Entry
Great tour to hear about the various colleges at Cambridge. Punting was also great. Def worth the time.
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Incredible day in Cambridge
Regina_S, Jun 2022
Combo | Optional Cambridge Walking, Punting, Bus Tour & King's College Entry
Combined tour with ur tour guide, Naomi was excellent. She was a knowledgeable, kind, and passionate. We learned lots of interesting insights history of the colleges we wouldn't otherwise have known. The punting tour was the best. We really enjoyed the incredible and peaceful beauty of Cambridge from the river. I highly recommend this tour!
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Fantastic experience
Rebecca_G, Jun 2022
Combo | Optional Cambridge Walking, Punting, Bus Tour & King's College Entry
Sophie was an excellent tour guide. We got so much more out of our visit by having our group tour. The history and the walks were excellent. We had the option with the visit to Kings College, which was spectacular to walk in the wildflower field and step inside the chapel. We also did the punting option, and the location for departure was away from the bustle and perfect. This made our visit, all the way from Colorado in the US. Thank you!
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Fun experience of short on time in Cambridge
Ina_A, Jun 2022
Combo | Optional Cambridge Walking, Punting, Bus Tour & King's College Entry
Walking tour with Zara was great, very informative and told us lots of interesting history facts and answered our questions. Punting was fun, wish our guide was giving us a bit more details and fun facts as well. In overall it was good experience!
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exciting walking and punting tour
DonnaJean_G, May 2022
Combo | Optional Cambridge Walking, Punting, Bus Tour & King's College Entry
Francesco was so informative and we loved the walking tour. The college students punting was great fun too. We highly recommend!
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History
SteveBeede, May 2022
Combo | Optional Cambridge Walking, Punting, Bus Tour & King's College Entry
History of schools was helpful to understand significance of Oxford Guide gave good explanations Would recommend
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Things to know before you go

  • Queens’ College is wheelchair accessible.
  • Non-Cambridge residents must pay a small entrance fee to access the college grounds.
  • Some of the stone surfaces at the college are uneven and can be slippery when wet, especially near the river, so take care when exploring.
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How to get there

Queens’ College is situated just outside the city center, near the River Cam and the Backs. Walking from Market Hill takes about 10 minutes. Alternatively, ride the route U (Universal) bus from Cambridge railway station to Silver Street.

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When to get there

Queens’ College’s opening hours and days vary depending on the season. Between early January through February, and late October through December, it is open Monday to Friday only, while the rest of the year, it is open daily. The college typically closes to visitors during the examination period between late April and late June, and on select days for holidays and ceremonial events. Closing dates are changeable so it’s worth checking whether it will be open in advance of your visit.

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The Truth Behind the Mathematical Bridge

This unusual timber-beamed bridge, which dates back to 1749, is the subject of much misinformation and myth-making. According to legend, it was the brainchild of Sir Isaac Newton, who designed it in such a way that it would hold together without the need for any nails, screws, or bolts. In reality, the bridge was not built until 22 years after Newton’s death, and various bolts and nails are used in the structure.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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