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Address: Oxford, England
Phone Number: 01865-27-96-00

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We recently spent a day in Oxford and spent most of the time doing a self guided walking tour (buy a guide from the excellent Tourist Information Office). The walk took us around... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
West Sussex
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West Sussex
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We recently spent a day in Oxford and spent most of the time doing a self guided walking tour (buy a guide from the excellent Tourist Information Office). The walk took us around a number of colleges (most were closed) but Exeter (tucked away in Turl Street) was open to visitors (no charge) and it's well worth taking a look.... More 

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Bangor NI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

You cant go to Oxford without visiting one of the colleges and we happened to visit Exeter College. The buildings are beautiful and we were lucky to find a choir practice taking place in the chapel when we visited. Very atmospheric organ music too.

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

On a walking tour of Oxford we stopped in the chapel of Exeter college. Beautiful chapel with a great history. The memorial to Exeter college men lost in WW1 is the same size of some as some towns and villages. Interesting to realise how many men from Oxford lost their lives due to being first over the top.

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Victoria Capital Regional District, Canada
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We did the walking tour of Oxford which went through Exeter College. The chapel is magnificent and the tour guide gave lots of insights to both the historical and current aspects of Oxford U. Lots of other worthwhile sights included in the tour

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South East
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Beautiful architecture marred poor by state of Fellows garden. No colour left, dead plants that hadn't been weeded or tidied , empty plastic cups in the borders. Plastic bottle rolling around the pews in the Chapel. Despite being advertised as "Come and see Anthony Gormley statue" the closest you could get was by looking up from street level which I... More 

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Oshawa, Canada
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

My late friend went here and I stayed nearby for over two weeks saw much of the school. And it's surrounding areas. The school itself is impressive although I didn't go there I sat in on a lecture and must say the quality of teaching compared to some schools in Canada is unreal

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Old Warden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Try and see the William Morris room, not always open to visitors. This college has some very famous alumni, specifically in literature and the arts. J. R Tolkein, Phillip Pullman, William Morris and other Pre-Raphaelite painters all derived inspiration from their time here. The Rector's Garden is reputed to be where Tolkein first saw the Hobbit, and the college has... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Wishing to visit the College where Inspector Morse expires,found it closed in the morning.Slipped through the door just to have a quick peek and take one photograph.No harm in that I thought,being as my taxes have subsided this seat of learning,to the benefit of many.On the way out,was confronted by a very pompous porter in his cubby hole,who enquired as... More 

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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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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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