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Magdalen College

High St., Oxford, England
44-1865-276000
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Ranked #11 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
38 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
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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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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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19 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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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
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8 helpful votes 8 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
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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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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
4 helpful votes 4 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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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We visited Magdalen College in early April. I believe the students were on break so unfortunately we were not able to see any wearing their robes. The buildings were beautiful but my favorite part was the meadow. All the Spring flowers were in bloom, including a rare Snakes Head Fritillary. Another nearby field had deer grazing in it. This was... More

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