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University of Oxford

1 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, England
011-33-1865-270-396
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Ranked #4 of 97 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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Cambridge
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Only had time for a fleeting visit but we'll work it. Very accessibly priced (audio tour was only £2.50) and very helpful member of staff in the ticket desk. Taking the audio tour was very helpful and shed some light on the architecture as well as the politics that helped create the university. Will visit again when possible.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

walk through the town, stopping at the Colleges, and find the atmosphere enveloping you. There are Museums to visit, the public buildings where various ceremonies are held, and there is public access to the Cathedral, in Christ Church itself. Also in Christ Church, you can see the Dining Hall where parts of Harry Potter were filmed...

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Dallas, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

I love the vibrant atmosphere of this university, the people, the inquisitive conversations, the architecture.... all of it is classic and a great experience. I've visited several times.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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89 reviews 89 reviews
27 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We stopped here on our way back from Stonehendge. the town and the university is breathtaking and a great place to grab lunch, stroll through the shops and take in the English culture. This is a "college town" and there are plenty of pubs to enjoy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

If you go to Oxford then you have to get one of the (free) walking tours around the University. It really is very interesting and the architecture is outstanding. Worth a visit.

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Sydney, Australia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Oxford University and the town itself are absolutely excellent, the building architecture is amazing and is a must see if you can spare a day.

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Covilha, Portugal
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

If you have any business at the University, please ask to have a high table dinner at one of the colleges. You'll not regret it, not only for the ambiance, but also for the food.

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Colon, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

I presented a paper at the Oxford Round table. I stayed at the Oriel College, one of the 30 or more colleges at Oxford. The accommodations at the college were that of a college student. No frills. The entire city of Oxford is charming.

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Wales
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

The university buildings and quads are beautiful, as you'd expect, the shopping fun, esp. the indoor market and the walks through the meadows by the river picturesque. We enjoyed our all too few hours just wandering around the city. I don't think it's as pretty as Cambridge, but I loved the Ashmolean. Oxford is definitely worth a visit.

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Sydney
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54 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

We took the tube (bus) from Victoria Station return and it cost 45lb for 3 of us. Oxford is approx 90 minutes travel each way (subject to traffic). There is a train service as well but we thought it would be good to travel by bus. Oxford University and the town is fantastic. I only wished that I was able... More

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