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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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Collage was amazing, i cant find the words to define. Streets around the collage was also fantastic. Walking around this place made me feel like i was walking in a historical era... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Collage was amazing, i cant find the words to define. Streets around the collage was also fantastic. Walking around this place made me feel like i was walking in a historical era. Buildings very well preserved.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Returned to visit this college with one aim in mind, the copy of Leonardos' Last Supper. It has recently been cleaned and the colours are vibrant glowing high up on the wall. It is a beautiful little church with stunning carvings of the altar. The dining Hall is also worth seeing and the cloisters beautiful with statues and wisteria in... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

When I have guests visiting Oxford I always take them to Magdalen College. Beautiful college with lots of history (don't forget to visit the chapel!) and beautiful park. Deers (you can find them in the park) are one of the highlights!

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queensland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We visited this beautiful college on a day when it was not open. Fortunately we came across an extremely helpful man at the entrance who let us go thru to view the court yard and grounds. My Grandfather had attended the college so we were very grateful to have the opportunity to walk the path of these beautifully manicured grounds.

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strathaven
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

A lovely college and grounds to walk round,to sit having lunch by the river watching the punts and rowing boats coming and going,lovely walks watching the deer in the park and around the river.

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Church Stretton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

My alma mater so I am biased but the weather was great and the college looked at its best. Despite work on the new library in Longwall quad the grounds were splendid. I cannot remember seeing Addisons Walk and the Water Meadow looking so good and the snakeshead fritillaries were in flower as a bonus. My group of friends were... More 

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Albania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

You will be asked to pay for the visit, but it worths. The architecture inside as well as their parks and lowns are great. unfortunately the objects accessible for tourists are no so many...

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

The college buildings are well worth seeing, though there are many others as worthwhile in the centre of Oxford, but the extensive meadows are beautiful and a walk along the banks of the Cherwell is relaxing and rewarding. There were literally thousands of fritillaries in the water meadow, an amazing sight. The deerpark is a bit disappointing in that you... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We weren't sure about visiting Magdalen due to the cost. We had originally wanted to visit the deer park as this seemed on the map to be a separate attraction. Turns out it is part of the college grounds but is included in the admission price. We were greeted by a friendly porter who explained this to us and then... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We visited this beautiful college and were thrilled to walk on the famous trail of the Tolkien / Lewis Addison walk! A quaint and lovely visit!

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