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This imposing English Gothic structure was built between 1446 and 1515, and is the site where many great scholars were educated.
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King's Parade, Cambridge CB2 1ST, England
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The ceiling of the chapel alone is worth the tour. There is also a fantastic story about the “Night Climbers” and an orange traffic cone that visitors should ask about. The story gives the place a personality.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank DeborahS1740
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Amazing building. Didn’t do grounds as too cold. Well organised information to explain about the chapel. Spent about 40 mins there. £9 entry fee but lasts 12 months.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ginaandjoy
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was extremely fortunate to have been able to travel from Australia where I now live and visit king’s College Chapel,Cambridge to hear the beautiful sounds of one of the worlds most wonderful choirs. Not only that, but I managed to also attend the Fiftieth...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 12Piper
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely heavenly experience. If you are visiting Cambridge, please make it a point to attend the Evensong at King’s. The richness of the acoustics is something to behold. Just close your eyes and enjoy the choir. You will never be disappointed. Warning: you aren’t allowed...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank NickGoh69
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely love this architecture. The front of the chapel is my favourite place to sit and eat lunch and watch the world go by when I'm on a lunch break.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank AllAussieTraveller91
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to Cambridge to because on pictures all these old college's look so beautiful. Once you are there you realize they are even more beautiful in reality. King's college chapel is truly amazing! The whole environment breathes rest. It is so nice to be...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Arald1970
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When you enter the chapel you senses centuries of history ✝️🇬🇧 And the architecture is also amazing. Remember to buy your tickets across the street

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank GrisVoyageurs
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very special occasion. Open to anyone who is respectful, of any faith. It takes place on Wednesday evenings. We had to wait for awhile to get in then once through the gates we were asked to be quiet and respectful inside the chapel during...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Brad D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely wonderful, and a must see when you visit Cambridge. The fan vaulted ceiling is like no other, and the history evidenced in the stonework and carvings is fascinating

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ejsukidoo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This wonderful chapel is a must for visitors to Cambridge. It is the finest example of perpendicular gothic architecture in the country (or anywhere, I would guess) and the soaring fan vault is wonderful. The stained glass behind the high altar is medieval and complements...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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honey882
24 November 2018|
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Response from Sarah F | Property representative |
Sorry for the delay in replying. We now operate a ticketing system for this service. If you wish to attend, please come to the College early on Christmas Eve morning, with some photographic identification. A queue will form... More
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LandDEssex
20 November 2017|
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Response from Sarah F | Property representative |
You need to come to the front gate of the College on King's Parade approx 30 minutes before the start of the service. To check the times of services please look at the Chapel services page on the website where you can... More
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roger w
7 May 2017|
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Response from Sarah F | Property representative |
Evensong is at 5.30 pm Monday to Saturday and 3.30 pm on Sunday during term time (please note that there are no choral services out of term). Tickets are not required. Just come to the front gate of the College, on King's... More
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