King's College Chapel
King's College Chapel
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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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  • Richard H
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An amazing space
    The info leaflet was invaluable. The carving and the scale of the building is just mind blowing. We spent about an hour in there. The temporary photographic exhibition was very interesting, portraying some of the first women to study at Kings. I thought the portraits were beautifully shot.
    Visited August 2023
    Written 18 August 2023
  • UKHec
    419 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning but pricy
    It’s absolutely stunning but the same old problem with any tourist destination in Cambridge; it’s full of groups of overseas visitors taking endless photos for Instagram and TikTok. It felt quite disrespectful so close to the altar. Maybe they need a couple of staff inside to encourage appropriate behaviour in a sacred space. £14 is steep as it’s hard to spend more than 45 minutes. I noted guide leaflets were available in six foreign languages but none in English!
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 3 December 2023
  • Aspara gustation
    South East England, United Kingdom17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Totally stunning.
    Although it seemed expensive for the ticket, I have no regrets spending this, as it was a stunning building crammed with history. As you enter you are in a vast space filled with amazing architectural features, carvings and stained glass windows. The ceilings are very beautiful as they feature fan vaulting, an amazing technical achievement considering the date it was built. There is an exhibition within the chapel which shows in a 3d model how the medieval craftsmen achieved the feature ceiling in what is seemingly an impossible task. Above the altar is “TheAdoration of the Magi” one of Reubens greatest masterpieces.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 February 2024
  • DocDavid
    165 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the architectural wonders of the world
    Totally and truly breathtaking, and one of the finest and most perfect buildings in the world. It's over 20 years since I was last there, and it has lost none of its wondrousness. Yes, the entrance fee is steep. At nearby Ely Cathedral, similar price, but ticket valid for a year, and a free guided tour thrown in. But my major gripe: no public loos. For that money, you'd think there would be public facilities nearby. Without going into too much detail, this is a major issue for some folk!
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 February 2024
  • Susan Smith
    41 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth the entrance fee.
    Booked online and we had no problem getting in slightly earlier than our booking. Extensive walk around the chapel and by the river. I loved the fact that you were free to view the chapel but staff on hand to answer any questions. Steeped in history this chapel is so interesting.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 17 April 2024
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Susan Smith
41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Booked online and we had no problem getting in slightly earlier than our booking. Extensive walk around the chapel and by the river.
I loved the fact that you were free to view the chapel but staff on hand to answer any questions.
Steeped in history this chapel is so interesting.
Written 17 April 2024
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Chris L
Selby, UK58 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
We went to even song. The service was excellent but the choral singing even better than that!

A very nice chapel with excellent acoustics.
Written 10 March 2024
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Marc S
Pasadena, CA73 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Beautiful and complex. The building is amazing, full of light and delicate, but beautiful structure. See if you can arrange to attend one of the services to experience the acoustics and atmosphere of the building during worship.
Written 9 March 2024
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DocDavid
UK165 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Totally and truly breathtaking, and one of the finest and most perfect buildings in the world. It's over 20 years since I was last there, and it has lost none of its wondrousness.

Yes, the entrance fee is steep. At nearby Ely Cathedral, similar price, but ticket valid for a year, and a free guided tour thrown in.

But my major gripe: no public loos. For that money, you'd think there would be public facilities nearby. Without going into too much detail, this is a major issue for some folk!
Written 28 February 2024
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Aspara gustation
South East England, UK17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Although it seemed expensive for the ticket, I have no regrets spending this, as it was a stunning building crammed with history. As you enter you are in a vast space filled with amazing architectural features, carvings and stained glass windows. The ceilings are very beautiful as they feature fan vaulting, an amazing technical achievement considering the date it was built. There is an exhibition within the chapel which shows in a 3d model how the medieval craftsmen achieved the feature ceiling in what is seemingly an impossible task. Above the altar is “TheAdoration of the Magi” one of Reubens greatest masterpieces.
Written 28 February 2024
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BandMa
Milnrow, UK1,370 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Its a lovely church but £15!! Most other churches of this era and magnitude are free...wouldn't pay this again for what it was.
Great architecture
Stained glass windows
Small bit of information only
Written 27 January 2024
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UKHec
Market Harborough, United Kingdom419 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
It’s absolutely stunning but the same old problem with any tourist destination in Cambridge; it’s full of groups of overseas visitors taking endless photos for Instagram and TikTok. It felt quite disrespectful so close to the altar. Maybe they need a couple of staff inside to encourage appropriate behaviour in a sacred space.

£14 is steep as it’s hard to spend more than 45 minutes. I noted guide leaflets were available in six foreign languages but none in English!
Written 3 December 2023
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Geoff F
Cambridgeshire, UK111 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
Entry was expensive. Expected a tour guide and/or a headphone set. Neither. Chapel is lovely but price ridiculous. We recommend going in just before a service as you will get in for free...after all it is still a practising church.
Written 26 October 2023
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Claudio_Juan_G
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
Wonderful building, full of art and history!! Not to be missed.
Our guide Kristen was great: her clear and passionate explanations made us enjoy the experience in a very special way.
Written 13 October 2023
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Richard H
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
The info leaflet was invaluable.
The carving and the scale of the building is just mind blowing.
We spent about an hour in there.
The temporary photographic exhibition was very interesting, portraying some of the first women to study at Kings. I thought the portraits were beautifully shot.
Written 18 August 2023
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