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Exeter College

Oxford, England
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Ranked #17 of 97 attractions in Oxford
Type: Educational Sites, Gardens
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Market Deeping, United Kingdom
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149 reviews 149 reviews
58 attraction reviews
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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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30 reviews 30 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 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
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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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86 reviews 86 reviews
28 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Fife, Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Access to this college is free from 2-5 pm. As a Morse fan It was amazing. Sat listening to a choir for an hour then wandered into the gardens which were beautiful with glorious high walled views and a small fish pond at the bottom of the garden. Escaped from the hustle bustle of Oxford into tranquility for an hour... More

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London, United Kingdom
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50 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Visited this college as I was taking official guided tour and was very pleased. Lovely courtyard, stunning chapel and nice spot for taking pictures in back garden. Visited two more colleges while in Oxford and liked this one the most.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

1) quaint is the word for Exeter! It has everything, beautiful and little. 2) Porters are very nice too, so pop in and say hi! 3) the Front quad is in front of you when you walk in, go through the door opposite you on the other side of the Front quad, you will enter the fellows Garden. Best view... More

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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

The chapel is AMAZING. The buildings capture the antiquity of Oxford. Visit the banquet hall where students eat: high ceilings, dark beams, paintings of educators from long ago, long tables. Seven hundred hears of education continue in a welcoming milieu.

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Senior Contributor
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

I have lectured at Exeter three times over the years. It is a wonderful little college next to the Radcliffe Camera Bodleian Library. The inspiring chapel was inspired by the magnificent St Chapelle in Paris. It is one of the smaller colleges at Oxford but is well worth an excursion.

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