We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

New College

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Holywell Street, Oxford OX1 3BN, England
Phone Number: 44-1865-279500
Website
Improve this listing
Description:

New College, founded in 1379, is one of the larger colleges at the...

New College, founded in 1379, is one of the larger colleges at the University of Oxford, and is particularly well-known for its Chapel and Choir.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 127 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 85
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
One of the most scenic colleges

Without doubt one of the most scenic and historic of the colleges and a must see on any Oxford visit. The chapel is quite beautiful with a number of windows designed by Joshua... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
AtlanticTyger
,
New York City, New York
via mobile

Similar Things to Do in Oxford

Add Photo Write a Review

127 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
228 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Without doubt one of the most scenic and historic of the colleges and a must see on any Oxford visit. The chapel is quite beautiful with a number of windows designed by Joshua Reynolds. The ancient city wall of Oxford is on the grounds also. The gardens with their high mound and lush landscaping make for a pleasant walk.

Helpful?
Thank AtlanticTyger
Belfast, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
86 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Although it's called New College it was founded in the 14th century. It's architecture is interesting and worth a visit. We attended a residential (although we stayed in St Catherine's the lectures and activities were spread across both colleges) and experienced the Harry Potteresque dining room with a rather fine selection of meals. The garden is beautiful and would be... More 

Helpful?
Thank AlisonCNIreland
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
95 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

The gardens, the quadrangle, the chapel, the cloisters, the antique furniture and the extraordinary sense of history make New College a must see visit.

Helpful?
2 Thank mareaj2014
Toronto
Level Contributor
21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

New College is my home college. I first came here in 1964. I probably love it more now than I did then. The Chapel and Cloisters are wonderful places of peace and spiritual contemplation. And the Gardens are a delight. I never tire of returning here.

Helpful?
1 Thank BorderReivers
Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
69 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

We were advised by our walking tour guide to visit here as it was currently free (normally £4) so we wandered up to the College and started in the grounds which are beautiful and dominated by the old city wall (somewhere in the region of 1000 years old I believe). There are also a couple of quadrangles and impressive architecture... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank SwmGam
Friday Harbor, Washington
Level Contributor
88 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

A splendid Anglican service, boys and men choir with lovely latin traditional music. A focused and clear homily, and the service was done in just under an hour. The space is airy, although the pews a bit uncomfortable.

Helpful?
1 Thank Thomas R
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

Beautifully lit chapel with splendid reredo. Not a practicing christian but a great intimate experience amongst like minded people. About 60 people + 16 choristers. You get to sit right next to the choir if you wish. Soak in the History and spirituality.

Helpful?
1 Thank Rugose
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
50 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

I'm afraid we went here to see the tree near which Draco Malfoy was turned into a ferret. However, the grounds and university itself are truly beautiful as are the cloisters. Luckily, this university was still open to the public when we visited, you might need to check the times of year that it is open to the public to... More 

Helpful?
Thank Susan W
Berkeley, United States
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

The chapel for evensong is Gothic perpendicular, more of a huge church inside the medieval college walls. The quality of the boys/mens choir is exceptional. The atmosphere with candles is special, too. The clergy is very friendly -- it only lasts 1/2 hour and is mostly singing. I come to Oxford for this and I'm not especially religious. See New... More 

Helpful?
Thank Fredrica P
Green Valley, Arizona
Level Contributor
109 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Visited with London Walks day trip to Oxford. Beautiful courtyard & architecture. Sat in the choir at chapel to soak up the history then climbed stairs to dining hall & sat where for hundreds of years Oxford students had dined. Kept expected Inspector Lewis & Hathaway to pass us in the cloistered hallways!

Helpful?
Thank JMB930

Travelers who viewed New College also viewed

 

Been to New College? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from New College staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?