A record number of visitors came to the Chapel last month. After a relatively quiet summer last year visitor numbers are up this year, and last month they were up 40% compared to August 2012.
The Dean, the Revd Dr Jeremy Morris, said he was 'relieved and delighted' at the figures.
'The College does not regard tourist admissions as a money-making activity', he said. 'The admissions charge essentially covers the cost of maintaining the Chapel and grounds and opening them for visitors. Any shortfall from tourist admissions makes this more difficult.'
The Chapel is considered one of the finest examples of Perpendicular Gothic architecture, and has the largest fan vault ceiling in the world. It also has splendid sixteenth century stained glass windows. For information about the history, services and visiting times of the Chapel, as well as a virtual tour, see the Chapel section.