King's College

Highly recommended
Founded in 1441 by King Henry VI, the college is set around a Front Court. It is separated from King's Parade by a Gothic revival screen and gatehouse by William Wilkins (1778-1839) and is dominated by the classical-style Gibbs' Building. To the left is another building by Wilkins but this is overshadowed by the slim late Perpendicular buttresses of the Chapel which is Cambridge's masterpiece.

Useful information

Address:

King's Parade, CB2 1ST Cambridge

Phone:

+44 1223 331100

Price:

9 £ (children 6 £)

Opening hours

school terms: Mon-Fri 9.30am-3.30pm, Sat 9.30am-3.15pm, Sun 1.15pm-2.30pm; rest of year: Mon-Sun 9.30am-4.30pm (Dec-Jan 3.30pm) - park closed during examinations, chapel closed occasionally

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