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University of Oxford

1 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, England
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Ranked #4 of 99 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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Austin, Texas
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

My friend and I just had a Summer Study experience at Oxford University. It had been on our "bucket lists" for many years. This year was finally our chance to enroll, and it exceeded our expectations! Firstly, the University itself (we were in Christ Church College) is historic and beautiful. Dominated by Christ Church Cathedral, the college has a number... More

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Los Angeles, California
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103 reviews 103 reviews
41 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

It is famous, you have to see it... Not much to see, but worth a picture or two unless you are touring to study here.

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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100 reviews 100 reviews
30 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Visited as part of an Alfa coach tour to the area. This included a walking tour and we had a wonderful guide called Jane. They split the group into small numbers of about 8 and were therefore able to give individual attention .She encouraged questions and was a font of knowledge (having studied at Oxford herself). We were allowed entry... More

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Melbourne, Australia
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This a is great thing to do in Oxford. Everyone who visits Oxford should always walk through the grounds, buildings & halls of this amazing university.

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55 reviews 55 reviews
27 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Our family of five spent a few hours touring the University as part of a day trip from London. We did not have much time so we did Windsor Castle, Stonehenge and Oxford in one day. Taking the time to go to Oxford was definitely worth it. Each one of the colleges was interesting and immaculately maintained. If you have... More

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81 reviews 81 reviews
32 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This was a highlight of the week-long trip to England. I loved the atmosphere of the many colleges and other landmarks in Oxford. Lots of shopping and restaurant choices as well. Great place for walking and many of the top sights are located in the center.

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East Yorkshire
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Very tiring day but met some interesting people and got a feel for which college we preferred. Couldn't make it around them all so just chose five

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Bornem, Belgium
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92 reviews 92 reviews
21 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Each and everyone of the colleges we were able to visit were impressive. Our visit coincided with a busy open day for new students, but we definitely want to see more in the future.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

There's a gem around every corner! Pay attention to the monuments and plaques! Without doubt the best quality University in the world.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This place is getting touristy and restaurants here are a bit pricy. The scenery is beautiful with quaint old buildings all around the town.

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