Historic Properties: City Centre (Market Square)
King's College and Chapel
King's Parade, Cambridge. CB2 1ST • (01223) 331212
King's College was founded in 1441 by Henry VI (1421-71) and is one of the 31 colleges in the University of Cambridge. King's has an outstanding academic record and is also world-famous for its Chapel and choir. The grounds and Chapel only are open to visitors.
King's College Chapel is a splendid example of late Gothic (Perpendicular) architecture. It was started in 1446 by Henry VI (1421-71) and took over a century to build. It has the largest fan vault in the world and some of the finest medieval stained glass.
During the Easter Term (April-June), which is the examination period in Cambridge, the grounds are closed to the public but the Chapel remains open.
No easily accessible wifi. No smoking.
University holidays: 9.30am-4.30pm daily; Term time: 9.30am-3.30pm Monday to Friday, 9.30am-3.15pm Saturday, 1.15pm-2.30pm Sunday when the College is open. Opening hours are subject to examinations and holidays and you should check the college website before planning your visit.
Advance booking is not required.
Located in the city centre between King's Parade and the River Cam. Entry is through the North gate of the Chapel via Senate House Passage.
Cambridge railway station: 25 minutes walk.
Parking available nearby - payment required.
King's College and Chapel, King's Parade, Cambridge. CB2 1ST • (01223) 331212
Last Updated Friday 29 April 2022
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