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Exeter College

Address: Oxford, England
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Ranked #52 of 189 things to do in Oxford
Type: Colleges & universities, Gardens, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Colleges & universities, Gardens, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
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Tamworth, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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47 reviews 47 reviews
15 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
2 reviews
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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68 reviews 68 reviews
43 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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121 reviews 121 reviews
55 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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141 attraction reviews
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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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173 attraction reviews
176 helpful votes 176 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
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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