Queen's College
Queen's College
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The "hall of the Queen's scholars at Oxford" was founded in 1341, which was named after Queen Philippa.
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ken p
Hereford, UK32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
We were very fortunate inbeing able to stay here recently for a family visit .A very friendly welcome at the lodge and a fascinating tour of the chapel ,library and grounds.Very beautiful buildings and amazingly peaceful gardens .Stayed in a guest room overlooking the fellows garden=a huge room with lovely furniture! Breakfast was also first class with lots of choice and it was a privilege to eat in the magnificent dining room. We hope to return soon! Thankyou very much for such an enjoyable stay.
Written August 24, 2018
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Strawbrick
Canterbury, UK130 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Business
The Queen's College (not Queen's) isits at the curve of the High Street in Oxford - its classical beauty reigning over the area. Unlike its gothic neighbours, Queen's is a stunning example of classical architecture. The bold lines of the front quad, flanked by an army of huge windows, and looking towards thew chapel and dining room, has a dignity all of its own. Unpretenious in its lines, it draws you into the back quad where the startling beauty of the Library sits. Behind this building lies the Provost's garden and house, where once next to it beer was brewed. The college has had a major rebuilding work undertaken to update the kitchen and provide two new dining rooms. This college is unique, its building having an integrity that oozes history.The towers of All Souls College loom large and act as a stunning backdrop at sunset.
Written October 6, 2015
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Graham R
Transylvania, Romania66 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Couples
Although one of Oxford's oldest colleges (dating from 1341), Queen's was completely rebuilt in the late 17th and early 18th centuries making it entirely composed of the most wonderful baroque architecture within and without. Much of the architecture is based on designs my Nicholas Hawksmoor, the famous contemporary of Sir Christopher Wren and architect of seven magnificent churches in London.

Queen's is on the main High Street in Oxford and throngs of tourists pass it by every day but it is not generally open to the public and the porters are vigorous in keeping the curious away. However, a visit to the college's website or notices at the gate or in local media will tell you about the many concerts in the chapel and the regular programme of evensong and services therein and these are usually open to the public.

We were visiting Oxford briefly and saw the notice for an organ concert which was open to all and free admission (donations accepted), We took the opportunity to see a little of the buildings and the quadrangle which we had seen on "Inspector Morse", "Lewis" and "Endeavour" and then took our pew in the beautiful chapel for an hour of transcendental organ music.

A visit to Queen's College is highly recommended and rewarding but should be planned in advance as you will not generally be allowed in.
Written August 1, 2019
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MoonsterUK
UK1,717 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2013
Stayed overnight for a conference, room was £80 for night and not worth it. I expected a student toom, but this room was hot, noisy and the bed seriously uncomfortable. May be acceptable for a student but not a paying guest!
Written September 4, 2013
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PBPG
Yorkshire, UK6,014 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Friends
Having gone to many colleges in the day we were on our way back to the park and ride and came across Queens college We only got as far as the Porters lodge but it has a very attractive quod
Written March 28, 2019
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Dave_Cowley_Road
Oxford, UK948 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Solo
The Queen's College, Oxford, is not usually open to the casual visitor, so most people only get to see it from the outside. The view from the High Street is quite impressive, especially the view through the gateway entrance, across the Front Quad. You will be able to enter the college if you attend a service or concert at the chapel. I was fortunate to visit during the Oxford Open Doors visiting days, 8 and 9 September this year. Although the college is much older, many of the buildings date from the early 1700s, and present light, open spaces. The Chapel and hall are very elegant, beautiful places and there is the lovely Back Quad and gardens at the back of the site.
Written September 17, 2018
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jlowe4
west midlands71 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
We dropped in early in the day for a brief float around and decided to return for Evensong at 6.30. Wow! What an experience. Such a wonderful and moving service. I can’t say too much - but the choir are incredible. Just incredible. I can’t understand why it wasn’t packed to roof other than the weather was so good outside. A definite must for any adult visitor although I truly wish my teenage children were with us. It was mesmerising.
Written May 6, 2018
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tomski2001
London, UK920 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2013 • Business
Stayed for two nights as part of a training course. It is a great venue in the centre of Oxford and absolutely dripping in history. The rooms we stayed in were en suite and comfortably furnished. The breakfasts were good but other meals were not so good. With strange combinations for lunch including sweet and sour with noodles. Rather reminded me of the fish fingers on toast served at the halls I stayed in at Newcastle university. The staff were fantastic.
Written April 9, 2013
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Hoppityskip
Essex, UK13,910 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2012 • Family
We were visiting Oxford for my birthday with my daughter who lives nearby.
I am a huge fan of Choral evensong and we were planning which place of the many places in Oxford to visit to hear it.
We walked past and saw that night it was theme'd as "Nasty Psalms" we were intruiged so just had to return at 1815 to listen.
The chapel is beautiful and feels very welcoming.
The chaplain was very welcoming and spent time chatting to us before the service.
He presented a very thoughtful and interesting evensong.
The choir was simply magnificent and well worth the trip!
ps special mention to the gentlemen in the entrance "lodge" who were lovely and also very helpful too.
A really good experience!
Written November 24, 2012
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Bill M
oxfordshire46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2012
Wandering around Oxford on an 'Open Day' wanting to visit as many colleges as we could, but only manage three. Queen's must rate as one of the most interesting colleges. Secluded and quiet allowing the residents perfect conditions for study, even though on the High. The furniture and fittings are too intricate to describe. Avisit if you can is a must.
Written October 11, 2012
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