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University of Oxford

1 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, England
011-33-1865-270-396
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Ranked #1 of 95 Attractions in Oxford
Type: Educational Sites, Cultural
Activities: Leisure education
Owner description: Starting as early as 1096 with some form of teaching, Oxford is the oldest English-speaking...
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Type: Educational Sites, Cultural
Activities: Leisure education
Owner 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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Calvin, Kentucky, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

Lovely sight! The buildings were a sight to behold, my Son loves Harry Potter so getting to see where many scenes of Harry Potter were filmed was an added bonus. The architecture of the buildings were a sight to see! Most buildings were open to the public or with only a small fee to enter. There were also huge Christmas... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

It seems the whole town is built around the university. The university grounds and its various colleges has breathtaking architecture, history that you have to feel in awe of it all. Good to join the guided tour so that you get a good insight into the details and background of the place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

Brilliant Historic Colleges with outstanding architecture and alumni that helped run the British Empire, setting up universities around the world on this model!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Simply walking around and looking through the gates into the courtyards of the various colleges was fantastic. One can almost hear the footsteps of great thinkers and doers past.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

really beautiful architecture and really good system open for visitors and plenty of information given

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Iowa City, Iowa, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Yes! Do take a walk around or join a guided tour. This place is fantastic! Visit the Blackwell store and buy yourself something nice.

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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

The buildings of the University of Oxford are located so close together that the best way to approach them is simply to walk around and appreciate the history and architecture. It would be wise to visit a couple of colleges, and I would recommend the larger ones such as Christ Church College despite their exorbitant ticket prices. Some elect to... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Oxford is a lovely city to walk around. Very flat and easy for people with mobility issues. The university is gorgeous and we'll worth a visit.

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

The spires of Oxford are beautiful and so are the colleges and chapels they are attached to. We only had chance to wander around the inner city colleges. It was lovely to wander around the different quad soaking up the history and atmosphere. The best part is you can wander around most of the quads and chapels for free, unlike... More 

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Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014 via mobile

fantastic place to visit and when the weather is good, you can walk miles and miles. Architecture is beautiful, parks and paths are superb... Will be back soon!

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