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Address: Holywell Street, Oxford OX1 3BN, England
Phone Number: 44-1865-279500
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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.
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The loveliest college

New is special. It was built within the medieval city wall in 1379 by William of Wykeham and is one of Oxford's loveliest and oldest colleges. The gardens are embraced by the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

the cloisters are magnificent but not as much as the chapel which was breathtaking. The statues behind the alter were amazing. Even with the organ playing it was very peaceful

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

New is special. It was built within the medieval city wall in 1379 by William of Wykeham and is one of Oxford's loveliest and oldest colleges. The gardens are embraced by the perimeter of the old city wall while the Old Quad became a model for later colleges. The chapel is wondrous and the choir world-renowned (evensong is sung in... More 

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Canvey Island, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

This was a really lovely place to visit with a helpful lady letting people into the college. I particularly liked the chapel as the architecture was impressive. The main draw for us to go here was the courtyard which has become well known due to the fact that it was a Harry Potter set (a scene at Hogworts where Malfoy... More 

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Swieqi, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We visit the college regularly as it hosts an annual conference. It has a wonderful chapel and cloister. We enjoy dining in its lovely dining hall. The grounds are marvellous - we feel privileged to have the run of them, and of the various conference rooms.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Visited New College and greeted by very friendly and helpful gatekeeper, John. He answered all our questions and gave suggestions of what to do and see. The walled garden is a haven of tranquillity. Cloisters very atmospheric as is the Chapel. Harry Potter filmed here as was Lewis. We also attended a service and listened in awe to one of... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Despite the name New College (and in most cases regarding colleges, you just say, e.g., Merton, Christchurch, etc. - with New College the "college" stays in the name) is one of the older Oxford colleges. The buildings are spectacular, and the grounds are fantastic, being bordered by a part of the surviving medieval city wall. The best part, though, is... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

It is a £3 entrance fee and you can visit the gardens, chapel and cloister. The main hall is closed to public at the moment until early 2015. The walk along the walls in the gardens, with colorful flowers and the leaves falling (autumn time), was lovely. It is a quiet and nice place!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

People have always appreciated the irony of the name given this is one of the oldest colleges founded by william of wykeham in 1379. Its one of the more accerssible and friendly too and for just £4 each you can get in to see all it has to offer The first thing you see is the front quad, the model... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

When i see this kind of places i would like to go to collage again again. Very nice place. Great history. and ofcourse typical of Oxford. İ strongly suggest to go.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is the first College in Oxford that I've visited and wasn't sure what to expect. The entrance price was £3, which was well worth it. At first we walked around the garden which is enclosed by the old City walls and it is just a lovely, quiet and peaceful spot in the middle of a busy, noisy City. The... More 

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