King's College, Cambridge
Favorite thing: There are lots of beautiful college buildings in Cambridge but the King's College would have to be one of the most impressive... The Cathedral is absolutely huge and the other buildings around the campus are too!
This college is the most famous because of its sheer size and elegance. Located in the heart of town, it really is a special treat, and symbolises the academic excellence of Cambridge. Definitely a must-see, it is also famous for it's boy choir, which I wasn't fortunate enough to hear though.
Is is located on King's Parade.
Favorite thing: Kings College Chapel was completed some 70 years after it began and is a testimony to the skills of the masons of the day. The valuting in the roof is lighter than that seen in any other comparable building in the country.
Favorite thing: This view of Kings College, taken from the fields behind the colleges and seperated from them by the river Cam, is one of Cambridges most famous views - and justifiably so. (This area behind the colleges is known as 'The Backs')
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.
King's College and its famous chapel, one of Europe's greatest buildings.