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East Anglia Sights

King's College

  • King's Parade Map It
  • Cambridge
  • Educational Institution

Updated 05/30/2014

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Founded in 1441 by Henry VI, King's College has a magnificent late-15th-century chapel that is its most famous landmark. Other notable architecture is the neo-Gothic Porters' Lodge, facing King's Parade, which was a comparitively recent addition in the 1830s, and the classical Gibbs building. Head down to the river, from where the panorama of college and chapel is one of the university's most photographed views. Past students of King's College include the novelist E.M.

Forster, the economist John Maynard Keynes, and the World War I poet Rupert Brooke.

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King's Parade, Cambridge, CB2 1ST, England

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Sight Details:

  • £7.50, includes chapel
  • Term time, Mon. 9:45–3:30, Tues.–Fri. 9:30–3:30, Sat. 9:30–3:15, Sun. 1:15–2:30; out of term, Mon. 9:45–4:30, Tues.–Sun. 9:30–4:30.

Updated 05/30/2014


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Apr 22, 2008

The chapel is great, but that's all you get to see

The chapel here is amazing, beautifully ornate. It's all you get to see besides the quad, though -- don't expect to experience much else here. But the chapel's worth it.

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