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King's College Chapel

King's Parade, Cambridge CB2 1ST, England
44-1223-331100
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Ranked #1 of 107 attractions in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Educational Sites, Religious Sites
Description: This imposing English Gothic structure was built between 1446 and 1515, and is the site where many great scholars were educated.
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

Absolutely stunning from the outside and inside, this is a must see for any visitors to Cambridge. Lovely stained glass windows depicting stories from the bible. I went on one of the official city walking tours which included entry to the chapel and glad i did as the stories we were told made the experience that much greater.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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28 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Not only is the inside beautiful and architecturally unique, but it also is one of the few buildings that shows Henry VIII's "H" linked with Anne Boleyn's "A". For anyone into the Tudor family history, the War of the Roses and the civil war with Oliver Cromwell, this building spans it all.

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São José dos Campos, São Paulo, Brazil
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80 reviews 80 reviews
34 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Nice place, architecture, it worthed visiting. One of the most famous postcards of the city. It costs 7 pounds and there are limited opening hours. You should check in the website before visiting.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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92 reviews 92 reviews
41 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This chapel is WELL worth a visit. It costs but worth the & pound fee. Its spectacular and I am glad I did not walk it by. Full of history and some of the best stone carving I have seen in UK.

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Watford, United Kingdom
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222 reviews 222 reviews
135 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Considering it is a university college chapel, it's hard not to be impressed by this amazing chapel. There are a few displays setup in the smaller side rooms that give a bit of history of the chapel and King's College, but the main chapel is the highlight. Given that the admission price includes being able to explore the grounds of... More

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Numurkah, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We visited King's College on this years Open Day when hundreds of prospective students did so as well. The gardens and lawns were superb, the weather beautiful, the staff and current students most welcoming, and the medieval buildings positively shone in the sunlight. Our highlight was Evensong . Surely one of England's most sublime experiences, we felt transported to an... More

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San Francisco, California
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This chapel is stunning. The perpendicular vaulting and the fan ceiling are truly spectacular. The history is interesting and worth looking up.

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Sydney
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This chapel (more like a cathedral) is so beautiful. It has the highest fan-vaulted roof in Europe and it's exquisite. The displays in the rooms off to the side are also great as they explain a lot of the history of the chapel as well as the construction techniques. The 'miracle' of this construction should not be discounted...it's truly wonderful.

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thousand oaks, California
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4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The Evensong service in King's College Chapel was sublime. the boy's choir sounded magnificent, in a space that makes the sound seem as if it came from the heavens.

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

I agree with the lows and highs mentioned in these reviews. It is a truly stunning building, better inside than out. BUT you do get the impression that more could be done to connect the visitor with the history, and the entrance price is eye-watering. Given that the main exhibit was to a famous China old boy, it perhaps tells... More

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