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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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Beautiful grounds

We weren't sure about visiting Magdalen due to the cost. We had originally wanted to visit the deer park as this seemed on the map to be a separate attraction. Turns out it is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We weren't sure about visiting Magdalen due to the cost. We had originally wanted to visit the deer park as this seemed on the map to be a separate attraction. Turns out it is part of the college grounds but is included in the admission price. We were greeted by a friendly porter who explained this to us and then... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We visited this beautiful college and were thrilled to walk on the famous trail of the Tolkien / Lewis Addison walk! A quaint and lovely visit!

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bradford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

visited on Easter sunday as not much else open...was excellent. historical and pretty and educational. lovely grounds and a nice walk,unfortunately we didn't see the deer.

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Antibes
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

The chapel is really nice, the cloitre as well but what we preferred was the walk along the river, as there were flowers absolutely everywhere on the way. The deer park was also on the way

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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This was a haven of peace after visiting the hectic city centre. Take a picnic and head to the Addison's walk at the back. Deer, beautiful photography and serenity. The cost is £5 per adult. There was no charge for the teenagers with us. There is cheap parking at £1.50 an hour nearby just off the A420. There is a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

By far my favourite college in Oxford. Visited it over 5 times now and still not done with it. My highlight is the hallways around the centre square; beautiful in al its simplicity. Especially in the sunny weather, which seems to give these hallways some extra. Don't be afraid to have a quick peek behind any door that is ajar... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The park is so beautiful (there are also deers) that alone it makes the visit to the college worth it. I didn't see the hall as it was closed but I really liked the college itself, I found it to be very different from the others

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Apparently the courtyard statues inspired C.S. Lewis' descriptions of the the White Witch's castle. Even if that's not true, it is a gorgeous place to visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Really good place to visit as the outside grounds are extensive. Also worthy of note is that it is a location in Inspector Morse and Lewis

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Waterford, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

I loved this college, beautiful architecture and history. Due to my timetable I had only 30 minutes here and would have liked double that. I recommend that you visit when the weather is warmer, it was at near freezing when I visited, as there is a lovely walk adjacent to the college which I didn't have the time of warmth... More 

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