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King's College

Address: King's Parade, Cambridge CB2 1ST, England
Phone Number: 44-1223-331100
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Ranked #14 of 188 things to do in Cambridge
Type: Colleges & universities, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Dating from the mid-15th century and one of the finest examples of medieval architect, this...
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Type: Colleges & universities, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Dating from the mid-15th century and one of the finest examples of medieval architect, this college’s main draw is its chapel that houses Rubens’ Adoration of the Magi.

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hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We went to evensong as it was music we particularly liked. All the participants were able to sit in the choir. The chapel, which we have visited many times was, as always, very beautiful. We were glad that the painting by Rubens was closed as the chapel looked entirely of its period without it.

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Chipping Norton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The windows are amazing and the history fascinating (good little exhibition in the side chapels) really enjoyed our trip there.

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Well worth a visit, especially to view the courtyard buildings and take photos. The porters on hand are also very helpful to visitors.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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122 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Steeped in history, Kings College is where Sir Isaac Newton studied and taught. Its decorative spires dominate the Cambridge skyline in a city brimming with beautiful architecture. A walk around the quadrangle is like stopping back into the past

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

King's College Cambridge is a beautiful college. The architecture and Kings college chapel are beautiful. The only downside is the cost of entry. The cost of entry into the chapel is a bit of a ripoff really. Otherwise well worth visiting.

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Adelaide, Australia
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107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Visited here today (2nd Jan) so it was rather quiet, few tourists, downside that some buildings around the colleges were closed (including the chapel) but upside is that it saved us money and is still lovely to look at from outside. King's Chapel is much larger than I imagined, indeed huge, and is impressive to look at outside with wall-to-wall... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

The building was beautiful and iconic. Sadly we only got to see it from the outside as it was closed for filming.

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Bandung, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

By the sightseeing i think cambridge is better than oxford :p - sorryoxford! The building is Amazing. More beautiful in real!

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

The Cathedral is very beautiful, rich in architectural design (late gothic). There is an entrance fee to this college and usually it is quite busy too, so keep that in mind if you want to visit. However, to me it was a very special place to see, and one that you can only really experience when you are there and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

The ceiling in Kings college Cathedral is what is called Fanned Vaulting. The fan vaulted ceiling is the largest in the world. It is incredibly complex in it architectural design and was extremely expensive to make.

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