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Magdalen College

High St., Oxford, England
44-1865-276000
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Ranked #11 of 101 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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San Diego, CA
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58 reviews 58 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We visited Magdalene late one afternoon. For 5 pounds you get to see one of the great centers of learning! It's a self-guided walk with a guide book, so you can take your time. Lovely grounds, beautiful buildings and a great sense of history. We enjoyed walking "Addison's Walk" around the deer park -- what a nice afternoon!

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The cost of entering the college grounds were £5 for adults and given the size of the grounds and buildings it is well worth the admission price. The deer park is quite lovely and the cloisters are beautiful. On entrance we were given a pamphlet to help us have a self-guided tour. Unfortunately several of the places described in the... More

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I am biased but for me this is the best College within the University. It is beautiful too with a superb chapel, grounds and buildings. IF you stay there (you can do a B&B there ) - ask for "Inside the Walls" so that you get that true feel.

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Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014 via mobile

I'm sure that if the guided tour had been available on the day I went, I would have enjoyed my visit to Magdalen (pronounced maud-lin, for my fellow Americans or others who assume it's pronounced like Mary Magdalen) much more than I did. I studied abroad at Oxford but had never been to Magdalen, and since I'm a fan of... More

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Penrith, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Despite having studied at Magdalen, I am sure that I am completely impartial in judging it to be the best of the Oxford Colleges. The tower is a landmark, of course; and the rest of the architecture, from the ancient cloisters to the (old) New Building, to the newest lecture theatre, is varied in style, but uniformly beautiful. And then... More

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Hull,UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Beautiful buildings, immaculate gardens and wonderful to take in the views whilst taking a stroll around the deer park on Addisons walk.

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Manasquan, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I was a student at Oxford and I think Magdalen is one of the MOST BEAUTIFUL colleges. Wear walking shoes and bring your camera. Take a moment and say hi to the deer for me.

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Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

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

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

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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