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Founded in 1264 AD, Merton is one of the oldest colleges in Oxford. It is home to the oldest academic library in continuous use anywhere in Europe, which was built between 1373 and 1378. The buildings around the College span many time periods and...more
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We stayed at the college for a week, attending a continuing education class on the Anglo Saxons. During that period, one of the graduate students showed us the fascinating 14th century library (one of the oldest in Europe). I toured the beautiful chapel (with its...More

Thank mvidro
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delightful garden party with a tour of the college which was excellent! Beautiful grounds, lots of history and thanks to Freeths an excellent afternoon!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very helpful student showed us around this oasis-like college where the facilities are fantastic. The buildings are beautiful and the well-kept gardens look out over wide green areas. There is an impressive chapel too. I wish I was young again so I could be...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I had travelled to Oxford looking for some inspiration for work. There were two of us seeking inspiration in the beauty and enduring excellence of Oxford. We spent the morning wandering with purpose around the city and, unable to gain access to most of the...More

Thank Justine G
Reviewed March 23, 2018

The college is picturesque in its beauty however the staff was less than welcoming. My dear friend was playing a heartfelt rendition of "Mad World" on the piano but we were immediately escorted out. They didn't even let us go to the toilet before we...More

Thank Mix F
Reviewed March 19, 2018

One of the most impressive Oxford clooeges, tucked away from the usual crowds, and home to the real tennis courts, who are always welcoming to visitors.

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Reviewed February 15, 2018

Amazing Gothic architects make this one of the most beauty (excuse Anglish, I live Deutchsland). Many famous old gays, especially Sir Larry Olivier and Eddy the Eagle. You must visits chapel and see the Mobs - oldest quad in either Oxford or other places! I...More

Thank 34Doris
Reviewed February 8, 2018 via mobile

Located off Merton Street is the oldest college in Oxford being founded in 1264 and has the oldest library in continous use in Europe. It's hall is original and it's chapel have some interesting features.

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Reviewed January 1, 2018

One of the oldest colleges of Oxford University, Merton was founded in the 1260s. Its chapel is outstanding as are its quads : Front, East, Fellows, and Mob. Another of the colleges associated with literary giants TS Eliot and JRR Tolkein.

Thank Kyle S
Reviewed December 30, 2017

By pure chance, we stumbled upon this historical treasure. We had the opportunity of wandering the grounds and viewing the inside of several buildings, chapels and lecture rooms, as well as the well appointed greens that make the place a wondrous adventure. One can just...More

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Please visit Merton's website to contact the admissions team directly. They will be able to help you with any questions you may have!
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