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Magdalen College

High St., Oxford, England
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Ranked #10 of 99 attractions in Oxford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Educational Sites, Religious Sites
Description: Founded originally in 1448, Magdalen was among the first colleges in Oxford to teach science.
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East Flanders Province, Belgium
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Gentle income, soft atmosphere, quality visit; vist the chapel and read the historic explanation. Walk around and into the garden; open doors where it is not forbidden and explore!

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69 reviews 69 reviews
39 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This is the most peaceful and gracious college in Oxford. The chapel is lovely, but the most amazing part is the college grounds and deer park. It is so nice to relax there after a long walk and watch the punting on the canals, students playing cricket on the lawn, and graceful deer in the adjacent deer park. Delightful place... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Only go here if you are on a mission to tour as many colleges as possible. This is one of the starker ones but its proximity to the Botanical Garden may warrant a quick 10 minute look around. I wouldn't go especially.

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Voorburg, Nederland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Magdalen college grounds are (like the grounds of all colleges) worth visiting. It lies next to Magdalen bridge on Oxfords high street. Walk into the chapel entrance, look up, and see the ceiling of the portal, the chapel itself and after visiting the chapel walk to the courtyard, past it and go outside again. The buildings portrait a rich history.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
19 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This is one of the most historical and beautiful chapels in the world I think. Small but exquisite. My fiancé studied here so every time we come back to Oxford, we try to have a nice walk in the deer park! Absolutely beautiful and idyllic. Highly recommend!

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Arlington, Virginia
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98 reviews 98 reviews
25 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We did the walking tour of the college, and the guide brochure was informative and clear. It's a lovely site, and you get to see buildings and outdoor areas--including the college's herd of deer.

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San Gabriel, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

What an elegant campus! The gardens are gorgeous and the people so friendly. In spite of a chilly drizzle we quite enjoyed our visit.

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Morgantown, West Virginia
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

In a city with tons of walking tourist, this college was quiet and nearly empty. We had plenty of time to wander, walk in the adjacent deer park (Dyson's walk). Beautiful architecture and the time to enjoy. Amazingly quiet inside the walls.

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Dublin Ireland
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63 reviews 63 reviews
14 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Thought it was certainly worth the visit. The Hall and Chapel were very interesting and we were lucky enough to happen on a private recital in the Chapel which added the icing on the cake. The grounds, meadows etc were beautiful and most restful. The college is open to the public at a charge (reduced rate for seniors) from 13.00... More

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Hutchinson, Kansas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We were only allowed to see the outside of the buildings. This was definitely not worth the entrance fee. We also ate at the small cafe with riverside seating. The seating area was nice, and the food was okay. I would not bother.

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