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Kings College was founded in 1441 by Henry VI and is one of the 31 colleges connected to Cambridge University. The college is famous for its chapel and is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Cambridge due to the stunning architecture.

The chapel which is connected to the college is beautifully decorated with stain glass windows, stone carvings, and a fan vaulted ceiling.

The stunning sight of Kings College makes it perfect for a visit at any time of year. If you want to see a service at the chapel it is advised that you look at the events calendar and book tickets through the website. The chapel hosts different events throughout the year with their very own choir, every Christmas Eve they put on a famous service called ‘A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols’ this service is broadcasted around the world to millions of people who are able to listen on various radio channels, including BBC Radio 4.

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Kings College – Things to do in Cambridge

Fun Fact

Henry VI refused to go to Cambridge at the time of the build due to him being so unpopular that he thought he might get assassinated!

Where is it?

King’s College, King’s Parade, Cambridge CB2 1ST

Price

Adult: £8.00
Children/Students/Senior Citizens: £5.50

Contact Details

01223 331100 / info@kings.cam.ac.uk