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New College

Holywell Street, Oxford OX1 3BN, England
44-1865-279500
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Ranked #10 of 50 activities in Oxford
Type: Educational Sites
Description: 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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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Having lived and worked in Oxford for 25 years, we had been so busy at work that we only knew the main parts of Oxford. Now retired, we decided to look at it with a fresh pair of eyes as tourists. We followed a walking route from a guide book and found ourselves down a small lane leading to New... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

This is an excellent college to visit. The chapel should not be missed, by the way for art lovers there is an El Greco original in there! The cloisters are peaceful and there are some excellent grounds to explore and view the city wall. The only point to note is that the dining hall is closed for maintenance and according... More

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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

Went to evensong on the last Friday in November. Dark and cold outside, but inside the choir, and the wall of statues behind the altar all added up to a moving and atmospheric experience.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

We liked the very atmospheric lane leading to the college gate - spooky. The main hall was closed - so the only buildings we went in were the chapel / cloisters. The cloisters were very atmospheric - the age and the massive tree in one corner - used in a famous film I think. When we had the place to... More

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Caldicot, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Visiting New College was one of the highlights of my trip to Oxford as it was a beautiful experience seeing the sun streaming through the cloisters and sitting in the peaceful garden. Given the associations with the Harry Potter films I was surprised at how quiet the college was. When we visited there was only about 10 other tourists there... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

This one is tucked away - but a brilliant college to visit. Edmond Halley's house and observatory are owned by this college as he was associated with them. Harry potter scenes filmed in the garden and cloisters. There was a choir singing in the chapel when we went through. Part of the old town walls forms the walls of this... More

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Nice, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

There are many colleges you may plan to visit while in Oxford. This one truly deserves to be included into your plans. It's not the most famous one, it may be not the most gorgeous one but you'll spend a very pleasant hour there to visit the buildings, to walk in the gardens. And you'll have a more peaceful moment... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

Went along to evening service on Monday that was a 'compline' ie historical end of the day service. Superb singing by the award-winning male choir by candlelight. Fantastic chapel - one of Oxfords' best! As per previous review can confirm that entrance is via Holywell Street gate (NB not Rd)

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

Access was from the Holywell road side - not where the Tourist Information had told us. Worth the walk tho - nice chapel.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

We went to evensong at 18:15, this is a regular occurance at the chapel and is quite simply Heaven on earth.

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