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King's College

King's Parade, Cambridge CB2 1ST, England
44-1223-331100
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Ranked #11 of 100 Attractions in Cambridge
Type: Educational Sites, Cultural
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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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

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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Canton of Fribourg, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Sooo...I didn't do any research before visiting King's College and had no idea there was a fee to get in to the college until I saw comments on other reviews on TA today. I visited the college alone last fall and arrived late in the day with throngs of people coming and going at the front gate. I didn't see... More

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

I knew that this building was highly regarded, but when you see it for yourself, then it becomes apparent what all the fuss is about. This really is one of the glories of late-english gothic and it is well worth a visit if you like that period of architecture. It is a working building, not a museum, and the primary... More

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Ascot, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

An amazing college. A must do for all visiting Cambridge. Lovely to sit outside with an icecream. And of course, the cathedral is incredible

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Breathe taking church. Glorious grounds and evidence of hundreds of years of endowments will exceed your expectations. Well worth a tour with guides that can provide great detail on everything you see and so much you can't see!

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Southport
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

A chance to listen to high quality choral sounds in a beautiful chapel. What a ceiling! However I must claim a vested interest.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

The ramble through the quad and down onto the lawns down to the Cam and the Backs is very inspiring; feel like a scholar from another era

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Florianopolis, Brazil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I love to see the University Building when I go to Cambridge. It reaminds the time I used to live and study there. Unforgetable memories. I think that evrybody who had the expereince of living there will always have the feeling of going back and appreciate this amazing construction.

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mayfield. uk
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We were fortunate to visit Kings when the choir was rehearsing. A memorable moment. A great place to visit.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

What a brilliant chapel, stained glass windows magnificent, also wall and timber carvings. The history of this place is truely amazing. Allow a good 45 minutes.

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