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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went on our own and paid individual entry fees in town so had to get our bearings each stop. But worked for us. Just follow the crowds! Can’t imagine summertime . Dining hall was what I remembered from a visit years ago. Now it...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We came to Oxford exploring for a couple of days. We did a walking tour one morning but this didn't include Christ Church. We decided to make our own way there. Easy to find as it is sooooo big. We decided not to pay to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A stunning building with a long history. We thoroughly enjoyed wandering through tom's Quad, the Great Hall, the Cathedral and the grounds around the exterior. Don't miss it if you are in Oxford!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank LightFighter
Reviewed 6 days ago

As mentioned in other reviews, with the Cathedral undergoing renovations so therefore not included in visit this was a very expensive tour price should have been adjusted accordingly

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Doug L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed 4 nights at Oxford and was so excited to have the chance to go to the concerts at Christ Church. We hope we will have another concert when we go there this summer. Oxford is a place where we like very much and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are on the hunt of Harry Potter film locations this is a must visit, although even if you are not into the films, the building is magestic, I would recomend finding a tour that includes tickes becuase there are many details that the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Oxford for my birthday for a city break.We saw the Jersey Boys on the Saturday night & left Sunday to explore the universities & architecture.Saturday night turned into Sunday morning & the inevitable lie in meant we only had time to visit Christ...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank denzil78
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A highlight of our Christmas in England was being able to attend the Christmas Eve service at this formidable church. Though it was established in 1546, the acoustics during all of the Christmas hymns were incredible. What an amazing experience. I recommend attending a church...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 007wife
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely building this is, With nearly 500 years History is so much a good place to visit. It's a very big and Beautiful with some Lovely Views to see in the Church. I Recommend this visit very much.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank TheGuvnor1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visit this place today and nothing was mentionned at the entrance. We pay 9 pounds and we discover inside that 50% of the visit was cancelled the cathédrale is closed ...... this is may be brit humour but we do not appreciate at all...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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January 28, 2018|
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Response from HardDiskDrive | Reviewed this property |
Keep it a little less casual than pyjamas, but no need to go super smart. Just like a regular church service, really (normal clothes are fine).
July 14, 2016|
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Response from anthro92 | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know, only members of the college can eat in the hall. It is not open to visitors for meals; only for touring when it is not being used for member meals.
Deanne P
July 6, 2015|
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Response from KCH | Reviewed this property |
No, unless you want to have dinner in the great hall which is possible sometimes, rather than just walk around in it.
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Few hours in Oxford (1 Reply)
Hi, I'll be reaching Oxford around 1130 and planning to leave at 1730 (heading to Salisbury for a night). Will it be enough time to visit Christ Church College and Bodleian library? And with lunch in between? Can I still add other place? Thank You.
September 07, 2018|
Eunice, Louisiana
advice on pending trip (6 Replies)
Good day. I'd appreciate your opinion on our pending trip to Ireland beginning next week. Our plan is this - we'll arrive in Dublin early on our first day and hope to see Trinity (Kells), National Museum of Archaeology, maybe Kilhamoenen Jail and/or Christ Church and spend the evening in a B&B. We will then fly to Manchester on day 2 to visit a relative and return very early on day 3, rent a car and strike out. Not sure if we'll head for Galway first or go the more southerly route. If going...More
September 05, 2014|
Response fromjwaltb|
These are all great suggestions folks. Thanks very much! My wife and I are planning our "itinerary summit" tomorrow - I know, last minute, but it works for me..... This definitely gives us some good ideas. Y'all have a good day....er, night.
How much time? (10 Replies)
I am working on a tentative itinerary for our trip to Dublin in June, but I'm not sure how much time to allow for some of the places we are visiting. How much time would you allow for each of these places? St. Patrick's Cathedral Christ Church Kilmainham Gaol Guinness Storehouse Trinity College (mainly just Book of Kells) Dublin Castle (and Chester Beatty Library) St. Michan
April 12, 2009|
Response fromPaula C|
We spent about 2 hours in the Guiness Storehouse, not including the free drink time. We saw everything on your list except St Michan. To be honest, we found that it wasn't so much a case of how long to spend at each attraction, but more how long you have to queue to get in or wait for the next tour to start. When we arrived at Dublin Castle, the next 2 tours were sold out so we bought a ticket for the next available one and went off to have some lunch. I did a very detailed...More