Lancing College, Sussex
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Visit the world's largest school chapel
You can't miss Lancing College chapel. It looms large on the horizon from every direction - a neo-Gothic edifice that stands 50m tall thanks to some of the most ambitious architecture design of the mid-1800s. Its gloomy silhouette acted like a magnet, and we drove to it on a whim, not knowing if it even accepted visitors. Turns out, it positively welcomes them. Perched in the middle of a congregation of buildings that make up the private school - established in 1848 - it still hosts services for the pupils each Sunday, but outsiders are welcomed in every day to view the extraordinary arches, the gigantic organ, and the largest rose window - that's the beautiful stained glass number in the picture - in England. We were shown around by a kind volunteer - a friend of the school, whose children had been boarders here long ago. Fascinating, awe-inspiring - and free!
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Lancing BN15 0RW, UK
+44 1273 452213
Mon - Fri 8am - 5:30pm
Sat 8am - 1pm
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