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King's College

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Address: King's Parade, Cambridge CB2 1ST, England
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+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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Wow doesn't do it justice!!

This place is amazing. The stained glass windows are beautiful. Were able to enjoy Evensong. The choir sent chills down my spine. Just beautiful

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Chester Springs, Pennsylvania
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Chester Springs, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place is amazing. The stained glass windows are beautiful. Were able to enjoy Evensong. The choir sent chills down my spine. Just beautiful

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Southampton
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely buildings but not a lot to see other than the Chapel - see my separate review (5 stars!). You can walk down to the river and definitely worth going in as entrance is free but other colleges have more to explore

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Thank S_W_Hampshire
Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Impressive architecture and a well photographed building. Self guided tours cost £9 with no concessions but it does include a visit to the Chapel.

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Thank BeeGee45
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A must-see place in Cambridge. The impressive courtyard and the view of the Chapel will make you think about storyline behind its walls.

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Thank Paulo S
Howden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

beautiful architecture, stunning in the sunshine and WOW factor in the inside.would love to visit at Christmas time.

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

We where arround for the day in Cambridge and this was absolutely worth it. The storyline behind it is amazing and the sight itself is breathtaking. Walk arround in its gardens and absorb the whole place. The staff is allright and you wont see them that much arround. Depending on how busy it is. See its people that made this... More 

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Penzance, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

King's Chapel is one of the finest examples of the perpendicular architectural style in England. So beautiful!

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Jaipur, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

King's college Cambridge is a must see attraction for its lovely building, Chapel and grounds.. Ticket cost is 9 pounds. Children below 12 have free entry with family. Ticket price includes a visit to the Chapel where you will see an exhibition of the history of the College, the world's largest fan vaulted ceiling and the Adoration of the Magi... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

I enquired at the gate of the college about the location of the visitor centre for ticket sales and the member of staff took his time in acknowledging my presence before pointing and saying 'over there' and turning away to chat to a colleague. In the visitor centre I bought my tickets from a largely silent woman who refused to... More 

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Sarah F, Manager at King's College, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We aim to give all our visitors an excellent experience when visiting King's College, but clearly on this occasion we fell short of that. I do hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you to King's in the future and improve on the experience you had this time. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Walking through King's College on my way to lectures was often the highlight of my day when I was doing my degree, and with a Camcard, available to alumni and Cambridge residents, access to King's College is relatively easy, and free. For tourists, however, there are often strict restrictions on access, and I think there may be a small charge.... More 

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