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King's College

King's Parade, Cambridge CB2 1ST, England
44-1223-331100
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Ranked #10 of 100 Attractions in Cambridge
Type: Educational Sites, Cultural
Owner description: Dating from the mid-15th century and one of the finest examples of medieval architect, this...
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Type: Educational Sites, Cultural
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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Denver, Colorado
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

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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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
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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Canton of Fribourg, Switzerland
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108 reviews 108 reviews
72 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
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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13 attraction reviews
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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38 reviews 38 reviews
29 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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