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Magdalen College

High St., Oxford, England
44-1865-276000
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Ranked #9 of 97 attractions in Oxford
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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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
45 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

This is - as all the older Colleges are - classical architecture at its finest. The sense of space and grace is marvellous! and behind/beyond the College is a Deer Park... The College is beside the river, and the nearby bridge is Magdalen Bridge where the exuberant students jump into the river on the 1st day of May.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

After having the pleasure of working here last year, I thought it was time to show the rest of the family. Like most colleges it maintained by devoted grounds persons, but this one is somewhat more special. From the grounds to the buildings it's well worth a visit. Only downside was the entry price £14.00 for a family. Substantially more... More

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oxford
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

This is our favourite college - it has the lot - fab cloisters, chapel , deer park, fascinating past undergraduates and grounds down to the punts on the small tributaries around the Thames. On May day morning get up early and go to Magdalen Bridge to hear the choristers chanting from the roof of the tower as dawn breaks. It... More

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London
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Well worth a visit. You have to see inside these buildings to appreciate them. A lot to see inside and out, Christ Church College shows why Oxford is considered to be amongst the finest educational cities in the world. The buildings, gardens and grounds are very well maintained. They even keep deer on their grounds! Well worth a visit, despite... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

After strolling through the wonderful old cloisters of Magdalen College, it was delightful to stroll through acres grounds covered in Wood Anemones, Daffodils and Snake's Head Fritillary. The river snaked through the grounds and we crossed over it to find ever more carpets of flowers. It was good to be able to visit the riverside bar afterwards for some refreshment.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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99 attraction reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

This college is further out than most, in fact it is the only college outside the old city walls, but probably the most beautiful. The buildings are stunning (as are many in Oxford), but there is so much to take in that it is well worth going the extra (half) mile. Keep your eyes open and look up at the... More

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UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Really like Addison's Walk - great views of the water meadow, the deer and the buildings. The cafe was really good valued even to "non-members" - you almost make you entrance fee back if you are hungry - simple fare but really nice and very cheap by Oxford standards.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

A beautiful college, the grounds are lovely with the added bonus of a deer park in the centre of Oxford! Lovely cafe with river view. Definitely worth a visit

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Not only are the college buildings beautiful, including the chapel and hall, but it's not every day that you can visit a college with its own deer park

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

A nice place to visit during daytime. Vegetarian menu served in the college hall during the dinner was not really good. The dessert was nice though.

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