King's College Chapel, Aberdeen

King's College Chapel, Aberdeen

King's College Chapel is the main chapel of the University of Aberdeen. It is arguably the most recognizable building on the university campus due to the presence of its Crown Tower. The chapel was built between 1498 and 1509.

The interior of the chapel continues to display the choir stalls and rood screen from the chapel's earliest days. The design was inspired by Solomon's Temple. The chapel sanctuary contains five decorations that are made from canvas and wooden scaffolding. These beautiful and meaningful displays that are unique to the chapel.

The antechapel holds the university's war memorial. It contains the names of more than 500 university students who were killed during World Wars I and II.

The chapel is open to visitors every Monday through Friday from 10 AM to 3:30 PM. Visitors may attend services every Wednesday while university classes are in session. As with the rest of the King's College, the chapel honors King James IV of Scotland.

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King's College Chapel on Map

Sight Name: King's College Chapel
Sight Location: Aberdeen, Scotland (See walking tours in Aberdeen)
Sight Type: Religious
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