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University of Oxford

1 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, England
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Ranked #2 of 101 Attractions in Oxford
Type: Educational Sites
Activities: Leisure education
Description: Starting as early as 1096 with some form of teaching, Oxford is the oldest English-speaking university in the world.
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Malacca, Malaysia
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

The name itself needs no introduction. It is known for centuries. The Bodleian Library stood majestically there as a witness to a history of knowledge. Unfortunately it was closed the day I arrived but I was able to enter the compound of the university. Took pictures of the many doors of the schools in the grand university. Happy to visit... More

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8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Booked a day's course on Medicinal Plants. For me it was brilliant but if its not for you there are loads of other courses (see Web). I booked lunch in advance - a pleasant three-course meal in a lovely restaurant. However, lots of bistros , etc in area. Try a day course as a treat. Excellent

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San Diego, CA
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54 reviews 54 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Oxford is a great place to visit. There isn't one actual campus, as the University consists of over 20 colleges scattered around town. I'd recommend picking one college and touring it. We chose Magdalen College based on its history with CS Lewis. The grounds are amazing, and the sense of history is awe-inspiring. If we return, I'd rent a boat... More

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England, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Great architecture, colleges to explore. Historical aspects everywhere. A real culture vulture delight.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Tour Guide Russell provided a great day trip from London. Very knowledgeable with a dry sense of humor. Highlights were walks in Oxford University, Shakespeare's home in Stratford and Warwick castle. Russell provided lots of good commentary along the way that added greatly to the tour. Only regret - a smaller bus to get into smaller parts of the Cotswolds... More

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Toronto, Canada
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67 reviews 67 reviews
29 attraction reviews
641 helpful votes 641 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The ARCHITECTURE WAS ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE! As you stroll through the streets that drip with history you cant help but get lost in amazement TO DO Take photos of incredible buildings Walk along the Thames River Go to a Coffee shop Buy an Oxford Souvenir FREE PARKS and MUSEUMS Surround the University BE PREPARED TO WALK - relax and enjoy this... More

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Riga, Latvia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Oxford: need I say more? Not really but TripAdvisor insists that I do. Oxford is globally renowned for too many reasons to list. If you have the time I insist that you visit. I did not regret my day there at all.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

All that is said and written about Oxford and its colleges is true. A joy to visit the colleges (even the one who charge for the privilege!) We actually only went into Keble (pronounced Keeble) and the chapel was wonderful. Allow yourself a day just for the colleges.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Good location but no access to inside space except chapel. The food was good and varied. There is a good walk with deer in the fields around the perimeter of the college.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The buildings/architecture, atmosphere, sense of history - second to none. The glorious chapel! I could live there.

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