King's College Chapel - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

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About King's College Chapel

King’s College Chapel is the oldest surviving building within the College site and perhaps the most iconic building in Cambridge. Work on this Chapel only started five years after King’s College was founded by Henry VI in 1441. Construction of the chapel started in 1446 and forced the relocation of Christ’s College – known then as God’s House, which was, at that time, on the site where King’s chapel now stands. It was one of the iconic building in this area and is attracted by many tourists.

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King's Parade

King's Parade

0.08km from King's College Chapel

King's Parade is a street in central Cambridge, England. King’s Parade is overflowing with culture. It might very well be the most quintessentially Cambridge street of all. It is a major tourist area in Cambridge, commanding a central position in the University of Cambridge area of the city. It is also a place frequented by many cyclists and by students traveling between lectures during term-time.

Great St Mary's, the University Church, Cambridge

Great St Mary's, the University Church, Cambridge

0.13km from King's College Chapel

St Mary the Great has been a well- established church, in the very heart of Cambridge. is one of the Greater Churches. It is designated by Historic England as a Grade I listed building. The church also hosts the "University Sermons" and houses the University Organ and the University Clock.

The Corpus Clock

The Corpus Clock

0.14km from King's College Chapel

The Corpus Clock is one of the most distinctive public monuments in Cambridge and has been admired by residents and tourists since its inauguration in 2008. As a relatively new feature, it certainly stands out against the historic brickwork with its gold plated face, with many dubbing it as ‘the strangest clock in the world.’

St Bene’t’s Church

St Bene’t’s Church

0.17km from King's College Chapel

St. Bene’t’s Church stands on the eponymous street, close to King’s and Corpus Christi colleges, and The Backs, an area of parkland around the River Cam to the west. The church is dedicated to Saint Benedict of Nursia, the founder of the Benedictine order of monasticism. It is the oldest church in Cambridgeshire as well as the oldest building in Cambridge.

Cambridge Market Square

Cambridge Market Square

0.18km from King's College Chapel

Cambridge Market Square is the beating heart of this quaint city. The market is open for fresh food and produces plants, and cycle services. Make your way through the stands browsing the trinkets and shopping for food, with the impressive Church of St. Mary the Great in the background.

Market Hill

Market Hill

0.21km from King's College Chapel

Market Hill is a 203-meter long street in central Cambridge that is known primarily as the location of the daily outdoor market that has been operational since Saxon times. Here you will find stalls selling a wide range of goods including clothes, books, fresh and healthy fruits, and vegetables, second-hand bikes, mobile phone accessories, and much more.

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Cambridgeshire

Cambridgeshire

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The Cambridgeshire Fens cover an area of around 200 square miles of extremely flat, mostly agricultural land, west of The Wash. Nestling between the cathedral city of Peterborough and the university town of Cambridge, Fenland makes an ideal destination for a short break all year round.

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