King's College Chapel

King's College Chapel, Cambridge

King's College Chapel
4.5
Religious Sites • Educational sites
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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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Alexandru T
1 contribution
Jan 2022 • Friends
I had a terrible experience! We arrived at the gate few mins after the last slot to enter and visit and the lady at the entrance was very rude and aggressive saying that we have no tickets, that we have no way to have for that hour even though we had ... after about 10 minutes of explanations and showed the tickets, the lady at the entrance says that it is already late and that we can no longer enter. We explained that we drove 3 hours to visit and that directions were not clear whether which one is the main entranced. Explained we were to the other entrance and that's why we were late 5 mins. Kindly asked if we can go at least in the garden, stay 5 mins so we make our money worth but they didn't allow us to do so. It was pouring rain we were soaking wet and we said it will worth once we are in. No sympathy from them. It was a very unpleasant experience that has never happened to us before
Written 9 January 2022
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Michelle L
Whyteleafe, UK22 contributions
Dec 2021 • Business
Kings College Chapel - we will have to come back and visit. We had a work function and the hall was oh so stunning. The dining hall was set up so beautifully. I am going to come back and will need a guided tour. Love the architecture, just everything.
Written 20 December 2021
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FIRE190
6 contributions
Nov 2021 • Solo
So dissapointing to see a place of worship being used as a money grabbing attraction, does this not go against the Christian ethos? I appreciate you say its a private chapel and the funds go towards the primary purpose of the college but private or non private please stop exploiting the chapel and the public to aid your pockets. I would have no greivance if it was being used exclusively by the students, nor for the public being charged to see the the college grounds. Given its architectural wonder perhaps if the sizable donations you receive cant be allocated to the upkeep you could apply for funding as it seems such a shame to turn anyone away from a house of god because they cant pay. I was not able to attend evensong as a non member either. Is there a reason why you can attend a service as a non member but not evensong?
Written 27 November 2021
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Rob H
Stratford-upon-Avon, UK36 contributions
Oct 2021
During half term unmasked people flocked to Cambridge, despite not being able to visit any of the colleges, as regrettably none were open. However, this beautiful building stands out on its own and you can bask in its glory when drinking coffee or eating in any of the overpriced restaurants nearby.
Written 4 November 2021
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Tracie R
Lincoln, UK243 contributions
Oct 2021
very Cambridge- beautiful college. You need a fine day weather wise, plenty of green space. Ticket shop opposite
Written 30 October 2021
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Suzi197
London, UK364 contributions
Oct 2021
We visited for Evensong,which was just a fab experience.Numbers were limited with plenty of space,with others respectfully wearing masks as asked.
The building is very well maintained inside and out,and the stained glass windows are beautiful.
The vaulted ceiling spectacular.
The grounds well maintained.

The Evensong was special with the choristers being exceptional.
The service was led by the Dean and we were very pleased with his down to earth approach.

All in all a very special experience and something we would recommend,and I have visited alot of churches,abbys and cathedrals across Europe.
If I lived in Cambridge I would be a regular! (& I'm not religious).!
Written 26 October 2021
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Amal Loring
Cambridge, UK12 contributions
Sep 2021 • Family
Amazing inside the chapel and well worth a visit. Lots of secret passages, and the stained windows are stunning. The grounds are equally beautiful
Can’t wait to attend the carol concert if it goes ahead in 2021
Written 16 October 2021
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Sallybelinda
Northampton, UK140 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
If you’re in Cambridge, this place is “a must”! We were truly ‘gobsmacked’ by the sheer scale and magnificence of it! The staff were all pleasant, friendly and knowledgeable. Although the entries were timed, there was no limit on the amount of time you could spend in there and there was certainly a lot to take in. The Guide Book really enhanced the visit too. Well worth the £10pp entry fee,
Written 6 October 2021
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Howard P
Staffordshire4 contributions
Sep 2021
A truly stunning building, full of atmosphere, you can positively feel the history. Wonderful walk down to the backs.
Written 11 September 2021
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HNeagle
Oxford, UK29 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
Breathtaking chapel, stunning stain glass and interesting to learn about its history. £10 each to enter. You can walk around the chapel and it’s small rooms as well as take a walk down to the river.
Written 31 August 2021
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