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Oriel College

Oriel Square, Oxford OX1 4EW, England
+44 1865 276555
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Founded in 1326 by King Edward II, this is the fifth oldest college at Oxford University.
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Oriel Square, Oxford OX1 4EW, England
+44 1865 276555
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Oriel is a medieval foundation set up by Adam de Brome in the reign of Edward II. It is an amalgam of the medieval halls of Bedel, St. Mary's, St. Mark's and Trundeley's. The original buildings in the Front Quad have long since been demolished....More

Thank futtock21
Reviewed 4 days ago

This 2nd oldest Oxford college was founded in 1326 and is located in the center of Oxford. It has an attractive gatehouse w/ a tower from 1622 and a Perpendicular portal w/ a fan vaulted ceiling & slanted Gothic oriel windows leading to the First...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Founded in 1326, this college maybe small but lies in the heart of the city and full of history. The chapel is pretty and dining hall also worth visit.

Thank 88sunny88_13
Reviewed April 11, 2017

Beautiful little college - one of the older ones of Oxford University. Quaint little gardens/squares - through little archways, etc.

Thank ubbabe
Reviewed February 12, 2017

Right on the High Street - plenty to see at this, one of the smaller colleges, made up of three quads . Dining room is quite small but amazing. Chapel and library worth a peek too on set visitor days. I am biased about this...More

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Reviewed January 29, 2017

Some nice buildings in the college. The chapel is nice but unfortunately was cold inside which slightly spoilt the visit.

Thank Charles K
Reviewed January 15, 2017

This is one of the smaller Oxford colleges on the High street.The main buildings are around 3 Quads. Although there is another part of the college across the street, the interesting buildings are confined to the main college area via the main entrance. The architecture...More

Thank md1mm
Reviewed September 26, 2016

One of the smaller colleges but still beautiful with honeyed stone quads and green green grass. Close to town and Christchurch meadows and the river.

Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

I stayed here for two nights recently on a Thursday and Friday in order to attend a conference. It is a place of atmosphere, history, and beauty, which offers at breakfast an opportunity to meet lots of interesting visitors from around the world. My greeting...More

Thank Gilpenned
Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

There is so many awesome colleges in Oxford, that after visiting a couple of them you start thinking rest is not that great. Yes, Oriel College is a great example of architecture, but if you have limited time, you can pick another places for your...More

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