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Address: Holywell Street, Oxford OX1 3BN, England
Phone Number: 44-1865-279500
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New College, founded in 1379, is one of the larger colleges at the...

New College, founded in 1379, is one of the larger colleges at the University of Oxford, and is particularly well-known for its Chapel and Choir.

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Superb chapel and Professor Spooner.

It was called New College from the time of its completion in 1379. This gives an indication of how old and how much history there is in Oxford. The Chapel is just superb. Such... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Haddenham, United Kingdom
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Haddenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was called New College from the time of its completion in 1379. This gives an indication of how old and how much history there is in Oxford. The Chapel is just superb. Such wonderful craftsmanship, all done by hand. For Harry Potter devotees, there is the Haulm Oak within which a film character was seated. Fans of Professor Spooner... More 

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

THis was my second visit as the college was recommended as one of the best to see and on both occasions I was accompanying Harry Potter fans from across the pond ( I am ignorant about the books and film but understand the tree in New College is a centre piece ). However, we overheard a tour guide explaining about... More 

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited with hubby about a week ago whilst on a Morse Trail round Oxford City Centre. A beautiful and interesting College. Peaceful gardens. Lovely dinning room. The rehearsal in the Chapel sounded wonderful. The cloisters were used in Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire, when Moody turns Malfoy into a ferret. Other scenes were set outside around the giant... More 

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

We visited as part of a walking tour and it was fantastic to see the dining room, the chapel and the beautiful grounds that must make studying here a dream come true. Wonder of its too late to do a postgrad here?? And for Harry Potter fans, some of the scenes from the films were shot here

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St. John's, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

I was lucky enough to stay at New College while attending a conference at Oxford. It was a fabulous place to stay and to look around. The Dining Hall was spectacular, I felt like I was at Hogwarts! Is one of the oldest colleges at Oxford with an incredible garden. It's truly a beautiful college and I recommend a visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

As previous reviewers have said fantastic architecture ,wonderful peaceful atmosphere and beautiful gardens.If you are interested in music ,during University term time evensong is sung in the chapel most evenings about 6.15pm - well worth staying or coming back for.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

I spent about 45 mins visiting this College, well worth visiting to see the giant oak and the hallways around the outside which was used in Harry Potter, the dining room, chapel and the city walls and gardens. Absolute bargain for £4

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

New College was actually new in 1300 and something and is one of the most underrated colleges in Oxford. Fantastic architecture, great environment, fascinating Chapel. Certainly worth a detour

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Parnu, Estonia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

The ticket price is totally worth the walk down the memory lane as the scene from Harry Potter almost becomes alive when you find the sport they filmed the movie in. Definitely worth a visit. Amazing scenery and beautiful buildings, like everywhere in Oxford.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

Within the college grounds one can walk beside the old city walls and hear of the rumours told about the reason for such a large mound being in the centre of the lawns. It is perhaps one of the colleges less visited but in fact one of the oldest and being less visited also more peaceful to walk around.

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