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Magdalen College

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Address: High St., Oxford, England
Phone Number: 44-1865-276000
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Description: Founded originally in 1448, Magdalen was among the first colleges in...
Founded originally in 1448, Magdalen was among the first colleges in Oxford to teach science.
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Better than Christchurch. Peace, quiet and elegance in a busy city.

As an old member of Magdalen (1984-7) I have to admit a certain nostalgic affection for the college. But it really is one of the most magnificent in Oxford, and far less crowded... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

As an old member of Magdalen (1984-7) I have to admit a certain nostalgic affection for the college. But it really is one of the most magnificent in Oxford, and far less crowded (and costly) than Christchurch. Enjoy the peace and quiet of a stroll down Addison's Walk and the Fellows' Garden - you'll feel a million miles from the... More 

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Lake Worth, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Steeped in history, wonderfully preserved colleges, great to just walk and amble around down the streets, stopping in at colleges along the route. Fascinating to see the chapels, great halls, and all the paintings of alumni of hundreds of years past. We did not get to tour the Bodlean Library unfortunately, all tickets were sold out by about 2-2:30pm and... More 

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Schenectady
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Step back into the world of C. S. Lewis and enjoy seeing Magdalen College, walk on Addison's Walk alongside fallow deer, and punt with your friends. Totally immersive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I found this college to be remarkable! The quads are full of greenery and beautiful blooms! The traditional English gardens really pop against the grandeur of the architecture. I truly enjoyed strolling through this college. While different than Christ Church College, I think it equals it in beauty.

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Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Going for a walk through is so pretty grounds agree great and staff have lots of storys to tell about passed students

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We visited Magdalen towards the end of the afternoon, and there were very few other visitors. The peace of the quad was almost tangible - what a lovely place. The cafe on the river terrace was a very pleasant surprise too. We didn't have enough time to visit the grounds, but we'll be back!

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Magdalen College was really interesting to walk around and the architecture on all the buildings is just fabulous. We also enjoyed walking around the grounds and seeing the deer, after which we had coffee and a cake whilst sitting alongside the river watching people in the punts.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This is a very nice place to indulge yourself. It is very quiet and the garden in the college is very spacious and beautiful. Magdalen college is one of the most magnificient colleges at Oxford. Would definitely recommend to whoever visits Oxford.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

It was amazing to see this beautiful campus and how detailed all the architecture is. It was fun to learn that C.S. Lewis and JRR Tolkien set foot on this college once upon a time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

There is much to see when you enter the grounds of Magdalen College, from the cloisters and corridors to the gardens and halls of residence. Allow at least a couple of hours and soak up all that history.

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Address: High St., Oxford, England
Phone Number: 44-1865-276000
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

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