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Magdalen College

High St., Oxford, England
44-1865-276000
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Ranked #11 of 100 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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Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

I wish I could have come here to study! It was a very nice place to visit, especially the dear park.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Cannot think of other colleges in Oxford or Cambridge that can boast a deer park within the grounds, but Magdalen is famous for this and it adds to the lustre of the beautiful grounds.

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Great Shefford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

The history immerses you at Magdalen. The unique aspect here is the combination of an historic college with many many famous alumni; the incredible gardens and park behind (worth a visit in itself), and the Botanical Gardens opposite. Very friendly people on the gate and in the shop too.

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Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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20 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This is a nice college to visit. It is more expensive compared to others but the grounds are extensive. The chapel and courtyard are lovely, the buildings are great and you can also venture in to the gardend and the adjacent deer park. Well worth the visit.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Just returned from Magdalen college, staying in the Grove building as part of a painting course. Had a large on-suite single room with dinner and breakfast. It was a wonderful opportunity to be surrounded by the lovely buildings and grounds for five days. It is a real haven in central Oxford. The flower borders are a real credit to the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Lovely trip around, sadly missed out on some of the areas because of graduation ceremonies (must check diary!!) but just to walk in the deer park and roam the lower corridors made it all worth while.

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Market Drayton, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

A £5 entrance fee, but worth every penny. The grounds are beautiful, the College spectacular. I love old buildings and these do not disappoint. The river side walk is very peaceful. There is a Tea Room in the grounds and if the weather is nice, (it was hot and sunny for us ) you can sit outside and watch people... More

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East Flanders Province, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

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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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
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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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