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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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Fine old buildings in a lovely setting - various styles of architecture evident and a long section of the original city wall in excellent condition. The flower borders in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Chichester, United Kingdom

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Fine old buildings in a lovely setting - various styles of architecture evident and a long section of the original city wall in excellent condition. The flower borders in the garden are a delight.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

I visited here as my sister was studying here . It's interesting to visit but I found the staff very unfriendly which was a shame and spoilt the visit a little

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Tucson, AZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Evensong a don't miss. All week except Wed and Thurs in term. Chapel lovely, music superb. Free, but make a donation.

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Berkeley, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

You can hear the choir almost daily at Evensong, but unfortunately since the esteemed Edward Higginbotham retired the choir is not up to its previous talent.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

You approach New College through a alley like street with high walls on both sides, entrance is through a gate in the wall where you pay a little entrance fee. Like everybody when entering the big courtyard we made a sharp left and another left and enter a smaller courtyard where according to my daughter scenes from Harry Potter are... More 

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Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

One of the oldest colleges in Oxford which boasts stunning buildings and part of the city wall as its boundary, not forgetting the outstanding garden. The daily service in the chapel, featuring the world renowned choir, is a memorable experience.

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Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

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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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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Address: Address: Holywell Street, Oxford OX1 3BN, England
Phone Number: 44-1865-279500
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford

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