The University Colleges, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire (2). Location map
  View of King's College Chapel from the West End, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England   Kings College Chapel.

King's College is one of the oldest colleges in Cambridge having been founded by Henry VI in 1441. The king went great lengths to ensure that the chapel was without equal and the construction took nearly a century to complete.

Built in the Perpendicular style it looks more like a small cathedral than a chapel and even gives that impression inside.

The Chapel is sometimes closed because of services and during examinations the grounds are closed to the public but the chapel is open. Check before you visit.

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  View of the Long Gallery, Queen's College, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England   Queens' College.

This shows part of the Cloister Court and the cloisters, seen below the timbered facade, date from the 1490s. The cloisters go round three sides of the court.

The north side is dominated by the Long Gallery of the President's Lodge; the only substantial half-timbered building in Cambridge and dates from around 1597. The Long Gallery is essentially a corridor joining the original Lodge with the West Range.

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  View of the entrance to St. John's College, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England   The entrance to St. John's College.

This very imposing gatehouse is situated in St. John's Street (where else) one of the rather narrow streets in Cambridge city centre. Founded in 1511 by Lady Margaret Beaufort the mother of King Henry VII.

St. John's College is the second largest of the university colleges.


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  Photograph of Trinity Lane with part of Trinity College, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England   Trinity Lane.

Yet another of the rather narrow lanes in Cambridge city centre. The building on the right is the South Range of Trinity College which was founded by Henry VIII in 1546.

Trinity College is the largest of the university colleges.


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