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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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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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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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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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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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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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