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“A can't miss in Oxford”
Review of Christ Church

Christ Church
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Reviewed February 15, 2013

Christ Church Cathedral & College - 1,000 years of architecture, art, prayer, music, building and destruction, tradition and change, life and death, light and dark - the magnificent pipe organ doesn't just release notes, it peels glory and beauty from the depths of life. I found my visit to be a magical experience.

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Reviewed February 15, 2013

We loved the peaceful worship space in the cathedral, with its stunning architecture and works of art spanning the centuries, I particularly loved the Jonah window and the two Burne-Jones windows. The story of St Frideswide is beautifully told. The current exhibition of Passion Paintings, The Sarum Cycle by Nicholas Mynheer, is both thought provoking and inspiring. Well worth a visit.

The only downside of the trip was having to negotiate hoards of unpleasantly behaved tourists pushing and shoving their way around the shop, talking loudly in the video room. So glad we'd been round the church before they arrived to shatter the peace.

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Reviewed February 6, 2013

Visited the Cathedral recently and enjoyed two lovely services. The welcome was good and the choir was superb. The cathedral is a real gem and well worth a visit.

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Reviewed February 4, 2013

A little expensive at 7.50GBP to get in but it is an amazing college that embodies all that one should at a place like Oxford. Only opens at 2pm on Sundays like most other colleges. One not to miss.

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Reviewed January 18, 2013

We arrived at Christ Church just in time for a self-guided tour of the campus grounds. Especially charming was the great hall, where students dine, that provided inspiration for Harry Potter's Hogwarts Great Hall. The views of the green just as the sun was setting were to die for, and I was able to capture some very nice photographs (photography is permitted, even in the chapel). Worth a visit, easy to get there from London on the Oxford Tube (x90 bus) from Victoria.

Thank Erika H
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