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Exeter College

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Address: Oxford, England
Phone Number: 01865-27-96-00

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Chapel and the mound views

The chapel at Exeter is stunning. There is a huge pre-raph tapestry and the chapel itself is beautifully ornate, replete with lovely carvings, gold leaf and a well adorned organ... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 16, 2016
Mehran M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

The chapel at Exeter is stunning. There is a huge pre-raph tapestry and the chapel itself is beautifully ornate, replete with lovely carvings, gold leaf and a well adorned organ. The view from the mound onto the rad cam square is one of the finest in Oxford bar the view from St Marys Church.

Thank Mehran M
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

This College is found on Turl Street and is a refreshingly perfect example of the smaller college having concentrated calm when compared to 'The House' and other large colleges. But above all, the 19thC Chapel, built in the French Gothic Style to a design by Gilbert Scott is breathtakingly beautiful - especially the stunning vaulting. Music here is to a... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

Exeter is one of the oldest college in Oxford. But we went here because we are a die hard fans of LOTR, thus we wanted to see where Tolkien once studied. Only went to the inner courtyard and took some pictures. it was very well cared and lovely. There's a tall and dark looking tower that stands out from the... More 

Thank ulliee21
Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016

Each college is jealous of its reputation and history. This one is a little special because of the many paintings of past prime ministers.

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Marlow, Bucks, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2016

I was here for a fascinating talk from Sir David Cannadine on Sir Winston Churchill, followed by a nice dinner in dining hall. It's a small college, but very friendly.

Thank Andrew K
Thunder Bay, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2016

For visitors from North America where the Book of Common Prayer evensong has been largely lost in the Anglican Tradition, hearing the bells of Exeter Chapel calling to service on a Sunday evening could not be ignored. The mixed, all student choir were amazing. Pitch perfect voices in perfect harmony, singing century old hymns and chants, A short, well researched... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2016

I stayed in this beautiful college for a week , It is a must visit for architecture lovers. Dining Hall , Church and Fellow's garden are fantastic.

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Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2016

Easy to reach, in Turl St.The chapel has a fantastic Burne Jones tapestry of the nativity, which is must for all Pre-raphaelite fans.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016

Are you a Tolkein fan? Do you like Richard Burton on film & stage? Wild about the Arts and Crafts movement and William Morris? Well, Exeter College is the place to visit as all three were at the College. Exeter is very central in Oxford. The College is one of three in Turl Street running between Broad Street and the... More 

Thank Huw E
Walton on Thames
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2016

We visited as part of a guided tour. Lovely to be told all the extra details we would not have had on our own. Got to see the dining hall which was fab. Chapel was lovely and we had a pianist practising to add yo the ambience!

Thank bossyteacher

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