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"See the Colleges, with all of..." Top 5 Page for this destination Cambridgeshire Favorite Tip by steventilly

Cambridgeshire General: 52 reviews and 44 photos


Favorite thing: See the Colleges, with all of their associated buildings, chapels, quadrangles, bridges, gardens - you name it, these colleges have it all, along with a great history of famous scholars, teachers and patrons.

The most famous, and probably the most beautiful, is Kings College, shown below in a variety of views.

Kings College was founded in 1441 by King Henry VI and was intended to be a vast college to cater for former pupils of Eton school, also founded by Henry. Unfortunately, little more than the Chapel was built before Henry was deposed, but the sheer splendour of the Chapel gives an idea of how his dream may have looked.

This is a view of the entrance gate to the college as seen from Kings Parade.

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  • Updated Sep 12, 2002
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