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Exeter College

Oxford, England
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Ranked #16 of 99 attractions in Oxford
Type: Educational Sites, Gardens
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London
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329 reviews 329 reviews
110 attraction reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Not one of the better known colleges, but Exeter is lovely inside - small, pocket-sized and discreet. The gardens are lovely and the buildings from a mixture of periods. One of its secrets is a wall which has views overlooking Radcliffe Square - including Radcliffe Camera, All Souls, St Mary's Church and the old Bodleian - and benches where you... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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213 reviews 213 reviews
158 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

This college is one of the central ones opposite Jesus College and next to Lincoln College. We visited at a time when students were taking their degrees so there were lots of students in their gowns walking around smartly dressed with their buttonholes. We were therefore unsure if it was open for visitors as the sign 'closed' was showing. However,... More

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Oxted, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Our introduction to Oxford's colleges. Beautiful buildings and our tour guide gave us so much information. Well worth a visit.

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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

I organised a dinner here for 120 people (2nd time in 3 years) and it was absolutely amazing. The food was delicious and the service very quick and organised. The dining hall is beautiful and really added to the atmosphere. From the initial enquiry through to the event itself, I received excellent customer service. Thank you.

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

700 years young this year, Exeter College is next door to the Sheldonian/Bodleian complex and it's well worth a visit. A more 'intimate' atmosphere than bigger, maybe grander colleges, and plenty of beautiful places to see and interesting connections to consider - C19 chapel by George Gilbert Scott with a fine tapestry by former Exonian and Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood star, Edward... More

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Market Deeping, United Kingdom
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160 reviews 160 reviews
62 attraction reviews
235 helpful votes 235 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

The main reason I wanted to visit this particular college was for the grass courtyard which was used in the final Inspector Morse episode "The Remorseful Day" where the character has his heart attract and collapses. There is also a small chapel with a bust of former student JRR Tolkein and TH Lawrence (of Arabia) although for some reason the... More

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surrey
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

The food was very nice the bar excelent the chapel was fabulous what can you say vist Oxford like to visit again it must be very good during the summer

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Abingdon, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

The chapel is the outstanding feature of Exeter College which has featured several times in episodes of Colin Dexter's "Inspector Morse". The current building was designed by George Gilbert Scott and contains some beautiful tapestries by William Morris and Burne-Jones. Wonderful stained glass windows and a superb vaulted ceiling add to the atmosphere, the latter helping to create the marvellous... More

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London, United Kingdom
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96 reviews 96 reviews
30 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Just like in the Harry Potter film. Lovely meal, fab service and excellent ambiance. The only disappointment were the toilets which were quite a walk and not that nice either.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Great environment, full of history, makes you feel special in such a charming and embracing city. Had a dinner there organised by Said Business School and it was a memorable experience.

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