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Magdalen College

High St., Oxford, England
44-1865-276000
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Ranked #10 of 95 Attractions in Oxford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Educational Sites, Cultural
Owner description: Founded originally in 1448, Magdalen was among the first colleges in...
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Type: Religious Sites, Educational Sites, Cultural
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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Owner description: Founded originally in 1448, Magdalen was among the first colleges in Oxford to teach science.
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Lawns, buildings, canals - must spend about 90 minutes here however, this college demands an entry fee to look around. Oxford does have many colleges that allow free entry. But this college is more of a checklist item since it features on the lonely planet to do list :)

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Immediately you enter, for a small charge, you back in time amongst building, quads, walks,rivers, gardens and the deer park. A special place and a must visit. Check opening times as students still live here there are some restriction when they are up and exam times.

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Anaheim, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The college provides a brochure telling you about some of the history. There is also a small cafe located along the river but they charge visitors extra. Beyond the college, you also have access to the deer meadow and some of the college grounds away from the quad.

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Don't miss the chapel, the deer park, and scenic Addison's walk with stream, ducks & punters. You can take a picnic & try to punt yourself, or rent a punter.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

very nice view good garden and nice people but parking is not very good ........................................

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The guide you are given on entry is not always completely clear but good enough. Walking round the buildings and cloisters gives a feeling of tranquility, I've seen plenty of stained glass windows but none in sepia tones before. On a better day they walk round the meadow would be worth doing - we'll probably do that on another visit.... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Deservedly reputed to be one of the prettiest colleges at Oxford; don't miss the beautiful floral quadrangle.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

The history of that place is amazing. And once inside besides a very well conserved 17h century architecture you can also see some delighting scenery in the university's own garden. It also Has a small caffe place inside where you can relax a little bit. I must say, when visiting Oxford it's a must

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oxford UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Besides the college, which is lovely, Magdalen has a huge garden, including a deer park. It takes 20-30 minutes to walk around, and the flowers change with the seasons. A quiet oasis in a busy town.

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Dhahran
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I visited several colleges on a recent trip to Oxford, and found Magdalen to be my favorite. Picturesque grounds complete with a large field where you can watch the deer frolic! I really enjoyed walking around this college.

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