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Magdalen College

Address: High St., Oxford, England
Phone Number: 44-1865-276000
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Ranked #9 of 94 Attractions in Oxford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Educational Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Founded originally in 1448, Magdalen was among the first colleges in...
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Type: Religious Sites, Educational Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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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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Waterford, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

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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Warlingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

In summer this must be a haven from the city, although in winter it was still good and very interesting. The guide notes weren't as easy to follow as we hoped and some areas were out of bounds but there was still plenty to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I haven't been to all of the colleges in Oxford, but I do daresay that this is the nicest one as I cannot imagine there could exist a nicer one. You can experience a lovely walk in Magdalen college and you can even see deers!

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I attended a service at Magdalen College on a Sunday morning in the chapel. The famous choir is amazing and it is a, beautiful place to experience the Anglican choral tradition. You can tour the grounds after church at no cost. The sermon the day I was there was by an expert in liturgy and music and thoughtful as one... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Wonderful interesting Title Deed office here with property dating back to 12th Century been given to encourage education within these fascinating Halls. The Chapel has fabulous carved backdrop, fascinating stain class windows and painting of the Last Supper with Mary Magdalene on Christ's right. The college boasts of fine historic architecture over most centuries since its construction! Wonderful park walks... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

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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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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