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Address: King's Parade, Cambridge CB2 1ST, England
Phone Number: 44-1223-331100
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Dating from the mid-15th century and one of the finest examples of medieval...

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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Absolutely Gorgeous; Must Do

Yet another centrepiece in Cambridge. This university is an architectural gemstone, and boasts a host of wonderful photography opportunities. I recommend visiting it alongside the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 6, 2016
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Yet another centrepiece in Cambridge. This university is an architectural gemstone, and boasts a host of wonderful photography opportunities. I recommend visiting it alongside the King's college Chapel.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

If you only have a limited amount of time to visit the University of Cambridge, King's College should be your destination. The centrepiece is the stunning 500 year old Chapel with its incredible fan vault ceiling and Rubens' masterpiece Adoration of the Magi which hangs just above the main alter. When you exit the chapel and bear left you enter... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

I was many many years ago a choir boy here and the memory has not left me! The wonderful architecture, the peaceful surroundings and gardens so lush and green. To top it all it backs onto the "backs of the colleges and the river with boats and punts cruising up and down." to visit the chapel and hear the choir... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

A real treat to walk through the grounds of Kings, especially on a summers day when the punts are a plenty on the river. Beautiful architecture, inspiring surroundings, fabulous history. A must see in the centre of Cambridge.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

last year at last, I got to actually see inside this amazing Chapel, to experience the ambiance, built up over 800 years, and more, the history you can get anywhere, but the feeling as you walk into the Chapel, the heights and wonder of the ceiling, the marvel of who and how, did those men of the time achieve the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

The Hall is a very special place indeed in which to dine. I phoned my young daughter whilst at my table and told her I was in Hogwart's, which about summed up the feel at the time. Grand and beautiful architecture with a long history.

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

Amazing atmosphere and beautiful architecture ! Kings Chapel is beautiful and should be visited if going to the college. The college lawn grass is amazingly green and maintained perfectly

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

A beautiful, iconic building. We looked around the grounds with a Cambridge student friend who took us to see it from The Backs- worth it!

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Warwick, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Incredible buildings with incredible history. If you can fit it in book a tour of the college and chapel.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Although I did not go inside, but the architecture is simply superb from outside. A must visit for all who visits Cambridge.

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