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King's College

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Address: King's Parade, Cambridge CB2 1ST, England
Phone Number: 44-1223-331100

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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Visited with 25 other people , truly amazing Buildings, amazing architecture. Well worth a visit . It was sunny day and the sun on the beautiful stained glass windows was... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited with 25 other people , truly amazing Buildings, amazing architecture. Well worth a visit . It was sunny day and the sun on the beautiful stained glass windows was amazing. We had the most amazing meal in the Saltmarsh suite at Kings college. Amazing service and food was exceptional.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A place to go and stand in amazement at the architecture and soak up the spiritual atmosphere of a place so steeped in history

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing chapel. Try to avoid the crowds if you can and revise a little bit of 15th and 16th century history before you go so that you can appreciate the art even more.

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Salem, VA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This requires an advanced booking and is pricey but worth every penny. The 2-hour tour covers more than just the beautiful chapel, rather it covers the history of the University and the town. Our guide was very knowledgeable about it all, full of interesting anecdotes, always pointing out things one would never notice without guidance. A must!

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although our visit was way too short and we were not able to see as much as we had hoped, it was still very much worthwhile. So much history. Strongly recommended. We usually prepare by brushing up on our history of the venue we want to visit and then researching more at home after the visit.

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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was lucky enough to be staying within the college grounds. Every aspect of the buildings were lovely. The grounds and surroundings were a sight to behold.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

So. as a part tie student it is a great deal of pleasure to come back. Every time you walk through Kings you see something different. The gardens and grounds are pristine and the builings immaculate. Kings is a fine example of historic architecure with the architypal ground to go with it. Truly a pleasure to walk through

Thank Mish1012
Dumfries and Galloway, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

You can park on the road side which fronts onto many of the main University buildings including Kings College, Trinity College & Clare College but it is pricey - 60p for every 15 minutes... Be careful about the point of entry - only members of the KC University can enter by the main gate. You cross the water where many... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

Had a look around this beautiful old building. It is just amazing, well kept, the grounds were immaculate, the inside of the building has so much history, and craftsmanship. I'm glad I got to see inside but I think it is too expensive, I paid £9 and was in there approx 1 hour as the place was closing down. For... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

If you come to KIng's you do really need to visit the college chapel however the college is also lovely with a magnificent entrance gate and variety of architecture along the front lawn and then to the back and over the River Cam. The only downside is you cannot enter any of the buildings.

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