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Address: Holywell Street, Oxford OX1 3BN, England
Phone Number: 44-1865-279500

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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Visiting my old college was like going home

Visiting my old college was like going home. It was lovely to reacquaint myself with this wonderful institution.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Singapore, Singapore
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visiting my old college was like going home. It was lovely to reacquaint myself with this wonderful institution.

Thank 1967Grant
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Go there, visit the chapel, walk around where Harry, Ron and Hermione spent time together, make sure to get a few CDs from the porter at the entrance/exit gate, go home and listen to the CDs. Feel as if you just went to heaven. Home to the New College Choir, who are heavenly singers. Hefty entrance fee, but worth it... More 

Thank Remco B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the entrance garden to the backyard, this place is a must-see. The chapel is very beautiful and peaceful. If you are a Harry Potter fan, then you will enjoy the cloister where they filmed some scenes. If you are not, it is still a nice place for pictures. Don't forget to go to the back where it is the... More 

Thank Jannine M
Windsor, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful grounds! This college wasn't as busy as some of the others I visited but it was so beautiful. Would recommend!

Thank madelinerae807
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

New College was founded in the 14th Century over four hundred years before the Ancient Eight Ivies of the US. It is amongst the oldest and most elite of the Oxford University constituent colleges. It is also one of the least traveled providing the traveler with a more leisurely experience. Long admission lines are unheard if. A modest admission fee... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016

The chapel at New College is amazing and worth a visit all by itself. The cloister and gardens, which include parts of the old city walls, are also quite beautiful and shouldn't be missed. Fans of Inspector Lewis will recognize the entrance from New College Lane and the quad. There's a small entrance fee to see such and lovely and... More 

Thank Anonymous621
Toulouse, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016

Beautiful cloister where the famous ferret scene in HP Goblet of Fire was filmed. The dining hall is superb, one of the oldest in Oxford. The Greco painting has moved from the chapel to the nearby Ashmolean Museum. Make sure you allow some time to walk in the garden to admire the colourful flower beds along the City Wall.

Thank Valerie C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

This is one of the oldest colleges in Oxford and is where quite a lot of Harry Potter was filmed. There's a famous 400 year old Holm Oak tree which featured in the film and is quite spectacular regardless of whether you are a HP fan! The chapel is quite breath taking and there are beautiful stain glass windows. I... More 

Thank Sue B
Guisborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016

Amazing place we visited as part of a walking tour. Small fee to get in, but beautiful grounds and architecture. Great traditional dining hall and several other interesting rooms and objects to view. Well worth a visit.

Thank GuisboroughBill
Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016

Is magnifique - my gosh, very beautiful gardens. I went with Francais Potter society - we were loved here, with gothic splendour and quaint English old boys. Chapel is most erotic, with statues and screens, Please excuse any woopsies with my English - greeting from Hueruist-en-Seine.

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