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King's College Chapel

King's Parade, Cambridge CB2 1ST, England
+44 1223 331100
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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.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good18%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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“stained glass” (114 reviews)
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King's Parade, Cambridge CB2 1ST, England
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+44 1223 331100
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"fan vaulting"
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"stained glass"
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"evensong service"
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"choir stalls"
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"gothic architecture"
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"choral evensong"
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"awe inspiring"
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"henry viii"
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"beautiful building"
in 70 reviews
"college chapel"
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"entrance fee"
in 42 reviews
"steeped in history"
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"the river"
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Reviewed yesterday

We were in the right place at the right time. Visiting a gift shop for King's College, across the street, we chatted with the staff in the store. We learned about the daily evening prayer service with the boys choir, as our helper was a...More

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Reviewed yesterday

If you are really really lucky you will glimpse the members of the boys choir flapping around in their black robes - or even be there for a choir rehearsal or attend a Sunday morning service. The organ could also be considered worth the trip....More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Well maintained Chapel, just take the time to take it all in. There is so much history, especially for a working Chapel. It takes you through various significant points in history from the building to the monarchy influences. Slight downside was we were unable to...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A truly magnificent and beautiful chapel -you won’t find better in Britain and possibly not anywhere else in the world. Kings can be very crowded and the chapel in particular, plus it is often closed, but if you are in Cambridge do your very best...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

King’s College Chapel, founded in 1441, is absolutely stunning. Entrance is via the Ante-Chapel and the initial impression is overwhelming. The fan vaulting was completed between 1512 and 1515 and one wonders how they managed to construct this masterpiece. There are also numerous breathtaking House...More

Thank Richard A
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had a guided tour around Cambridge and it finished by visiting here. The ceiling is breathtaking and there was so much history behind its construction explained to us by our guide. Definately a must see if visiting Cambridge along with trinity college library and...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Henry VI sounded Kings College in 1441 and work began on the amazing chapel five years later to become one of the most important examples of late medieval English architecture. The choir and the organ are a centre piece and are truly beautiful, and so...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

For a chapel to one of Cambridge's numerous university colleges, King's College Chapel is absolutely magnificent from an architectural perspective. It is also home to one of the most famous choirs in the world. I have been lucky to attend numerous services and concerts in...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on our mini moon. You have to buy tickets from the ticket office just across the street. I think it was reasonable for the area. The ground the chapel is set in were wonderful. It back out onto the water way. The chaple...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An iconic landmark of the Cambridge cityscape, Kings College Chapel is well worth seeing from the inside as well. Depending on when you’re staying you can either pay to enter, which will also give you access to the college grounds, or you can attend an...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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LynneEPa1
21 February 2016|
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Response from mahayes | Reviewed this property |
Evensong happens every day during the university term. Roughly that means early October to early December, mid January to Easter, Easter to early July. Check the college web site for exact dates.
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