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Friday, 3 April 2015

King's College Chapel, Cambridge

King's College Chapel
Wall bosses
Stained glass windows
This is perhaps the most famous place in Cambridge. It is a fine example of Gothic perpendicular design. Construction was started in the reign of King Henry VI but was completed in the reign of King Henry VIII taking over 100 years.

Punt on the river
 It is a vast place with fine vaulted ceilings (largest in the world), elaborate wall bosses, superb stained glass windows (medieval) and a Rubens painting behind the altar.
Organ and fine fan vaulting

If you live within 12 miles a card can be obtained giving free access.

It is perhaps best known for the "Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols" that is broadcast around the world at Christmas time. When we visited on April 2nd 2015 the BBC Outside Broadcast unit was parked outside King's.

The Porter's Lodge, King's
Outside King's College Chapel
There are plenty of places to eat in Cambridge. The Copper Kettle just across the road on King's Parade is, surprisingly considering its location, very reasonable.
King's from the River Cam

Kings College stretches down to the River Cam on the Backs. The lawns are always in superb condition. Some of the views of Kings from the Backs are world famous. The world famous chapel is about 150m from the river. It can be accessed from King's Parade or from The Backs.


See http://www.kings.cam.ac.uk/chapel/index.html .

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