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Walking tour of Cambridge University
"On this enthralling 90-minute walking tour you will see where the structure of D.N.A was discovered visit famous chapels and libraries listen to anecdotes see where famous alumni studied from Prince Charles Sir Isaac Newton and Stephen Hawking all while taking in views of famous architecture with over 800 years of history.This public tour which will be conducted in English and starts at 1pm at King's College entrance on King's Parade.The tour will cover sights such as Trinity H Trinity College
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45-Minute Shared Punting Tour in Cambridge
"Over a 45 minute period you will see 8 of the most famous Cambridge colleges from Darwin to Magdelene and 9 bridges from the Mathematical Bridge to the Bridge of Sighs.Your knowledgeable local guides are professional educated and promise to be a lot of fun while giving a detailed explanation of historical facts and exciting stories. While being punted along the river Cam you will have time to ask questions and take photos of the most famous architecture in Cambridge. then enjoy the tour!"""On this 45-minute shared punting tour in Cambridge you will see 8 of the most famous Cambridge colleges from Darwin to Magdelene and 9 bridges from the Mathematical Bridge to the Bridge of Sighs.title=Highlights&1=45-minute+punting+tour+in+Cambridge&2=Glide+down+the+River+Cam+on+a+traditional+punt&3=Cruise+past+landmarks+like+King%E2%80%99s+College%2C+the+Bridge+of+Sighs+and+the+Mathematical+Bridge&4=Have+a+go+at+pushing+and+steering+the+punt%21&""
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Walking tour of Cambridge University
"On this enthralling 90-minute walking tour you will see where the structure of D.N.A was discovered visit famous chapels and libraries listen to anecdotes see where famous alumni studied from Prince Charles Sir Isaac Newton and Stephen Hawking all while taking in views of famous architecture with over 800 years of history.This public tour which will be conducted in English and starts at 1pm at King's College entrance on King's Parade.The tour will cover sights such as Trinity H Trinity College
From GBP18.00

Queens' College Tips (7)

Queens' College and Mathematical Bridge

Let's start with formalities: Queens' is called Queens' and not Queen's. It was founded by Margaret of Anjou in 1448 and refounded by Elizabeth Woodville, Queen consort of Edward IV., in 1465. Thus:...
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Airpunk
Jul 23, 2012

THE MATHEMATICAL BRIDGE

Between the beautiful medieval splendour and the hideous concrete carbuncle that make up Queens College the wooden bridge often mis-named the Mathematical Bridge spans the river CamIgnore all the...
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BerniShand
Apr 04, 2011

QUEENS COLLEGE

Not to be outdone by her husband Henry IV his Queen, Margaret of Anjou issued a charter to found The Queens College [or to give it it`s full title The Queens College of St Margaret and St Bernard]...
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BerniShand
Oct 06, 2005

Queens Mathematical (Wooden) Bridge

Traveling down the River Cam, there is this wooden bridge. According to the official web site of Queens College:The bridge was built in 1749 by James Essex the Younger (1722-1784) to the design of...
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Elena_007
Mar 08, 2005

Mathematical Bridge

The original bridge, erected in 1784, was said to be able to stand without any nails or screws - but some students took it to pieces and could not work out how to put it back together again! The...
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Imbi
Nov 06, 2003

Mathematical Bridge

The legend is that the Mathematical Bridge was initially built by Issac Newton in such a clever way that no nuts or bolts were needed. Centuries later, wishing to discover Newton's method, some Maths...
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barryg23
Mar 01, 2003

Punting

Punting is a popular pass-time in Cambridge, particularly in summer when the river is packed. If you visit in Spring, it's much quieter - tranquil yet a little too cold maybe.
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barryg23
Mar 02, 2003
 
 
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Things to Do Near Queens' College

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Fitzwilliam Museum

The Fitzwilliam museum contains a wealth of interesting collections, something for most people. We visited the Botanical paintings collection where I found some works by Georg Dionysius Ehret who was...
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King's College

What a stunning College is King's College, said to be one of the most important examples of late Gothic architecture. King's College was founded in 1441 by Henry VI The original site of the College...
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Clare College

This large college, located directly next to kings, has some beautiful gardens. Beside for its elegant buildings, it is known for its bridge and the anecdote behind it. Clare Bridge was built in the...
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Great St Mary's Church

Great St Mary’s is the University Church. There has been a church on the site since at least 1200 and the present building dates from the late 15th century. The tower was completed in 1608, and you...
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Trinity College

The Great Gate, begun in 1490 is the entrance to King's Hall and was completed in 1535; it is the largest of all the college gates. The Great Gate is also home to the famous statue of founder Henry...
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St John's College

The Faculty of Divinity, a theological faculty, was once housed in the beautiful building in front of St. John’s. The building is richly decorated, but the details almost seem suffocating. The...
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Getting to Queens' College

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Queens' Lane, Cambridge

Hours

  • Sunday Closed
  • Monday 09:00 to 17:00
  • Tuesday 09:00 to 17:00
  • Wednesday 09:00 to 17:00
  • Thursday 09:00 to 17:00
  • Friday 09:00 to 17:00
  • Saturday Closed

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