Aberdeen and the Northeast Sights

King's College

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  • Aberdeen
  • Educational Institution
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Published 07/22/2015

Fodor's Review

Founded in 1494, King's College is now part of the University of Aberdeen. Its chapel, built around 1500, has an unmistakable flying (or crown) spire. That it has survived at all was because of the zeal of the principal, who defended his church against the destructive fanaticism that swept through Scotland during the Reformation, when the building was less than a century old. Today the renovated chapel plays an important role in university life. Don't miss the tall oak screen that separates the nave from the choir, the ribbed wooden ceiling, and the stalls, as these constitute the finest medieval wood carvings found anywhere in Scotland. The King's College Centre has more information about the university.

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High St., Aberdeen, Aberdeen City, AB24 3FX, Scotland

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Website: www.abdn.ac.uk

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  • Weekdays 10–3:30.

Published 07/22/2015


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