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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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Beautiful place!

This place is so beautiful, you will not think you are in a College. The views are magnificent from the river especially with views of punting boats.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place is so beautiful, you will not think you are in a College. The views are magnificent from the river especially with views of punting boats.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a small charge to tour the college. But it is a very nice walk around a walled campus. Take the time to head in there for the short self-guided tour. Then go in the chapel as well to see an amazing and beautiful church.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The buildings and grounds are excellent. being a photographer it was worth the wait until 5pm after 99% of the tourists had left to get people free photos

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Letchworth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been to Cambridge many times without visiting this place. This time however we had some US guests with us who were keen to see the Chapel so we decided to join them. We were glad that we did, the building is stunning with amazing internal decoration and a vast high ceiling. It is the only building that can... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well, yes that's my son's college so I have a strong opinion , but what a beautifull college , don't miss The choir and concerts which give you also apart The exceptional singing a grimpés at The Rubens painting .

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Looks like the best college in Cambridge and you can just visit the Chapel and the exterior. Thats it. The chapel is nice, but too expensive (£9 per person). Try to go when they are not tuning the organ, that sound was terrible.

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Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A Student's production of " MidSummers Night" set in the tranquil gardens of "Kings College" on a warm July evening. What a credible performance it was! Well performed, goodness knows how the cast remembered all their lines.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Seriously one stunning building, so very impressive. If you get the chance and it is open for tours, make sure you go in!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

not cheap: we paid 30pounds for 2 adults and 2 students (if you have teenagers, make sure you bring their studentcards). Some other colleges are free to visit. The chappel is beautifull. As the organ was recently restored, they were tuning it in the afternoon (had a small impact on the visit after 1:30 PM). But you can still see... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

King's College is a must when visiting Cambridge. It's very old (founded in 1441 by Henry VI) and is one of the 31 colleges in the University of Cambridge. King's academic record is outstanding and is also famous for its Chapel and choir. Unfortunately, we were not able to visit parts of the college as these where closed due to... More 

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