Aberdeen and the Northeast Sights

King's College

  • High St. Map It
  • Aberdeen
  • Educational Institution
  • Fodor's Choice

Updated 10/08/2013

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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.

Sight Information

Address:

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

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Phone:

01224-272660

Website: www.abdn.ac.uk

Sight Details:

  • Weekdays 10–3:30.

Updated 10/08/2013

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