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“Tranquil grounds.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Magdalen College

Magdalen College
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Oxford Bike Tour Including Full-Day Bike Hire
Ranked #10 of 172 things to do in Oxford
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Please visit magd.ox.ac.uk
Wokingham, England, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Tranquil grounds.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2013

We have previously been during the summer where the punts ply their trade close to the college and within sight of the cafeteria. After looking at the stunning architecture the visitor may then enjoy the solice of a circular walk around the substantial grounds and what a delight. A most enjoyable way to spend an afternoon.

Visited November 2013
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Best college to visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2013

I visited several colleges during my stay in Oxford including Christ Church. Magdalen was the best.
Highlights are the outstanding chapel where there is an undamaged 15th century copy of da Vinci's Last Supper plus some outstanding stained glass work. The grounds are huge and you walk past fallow deer. On my walk I also encountered a wild pheasant! You can also visit the main dining Hall including a bust of Oscar Wilde, plus an impressive Cloisters. There is a lot of space here.

It was very quiet on my visit, much more busy at Christ Church. One important point is that is didn't open till 1pm.

Highly Recommended.

Visited November 2013
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Wiltshire
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Magnificent!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2013

One of the oldest colleges in Oxford and the site is bursting with history, ambience and awe.The buildings sit smugly, almost arrogantly, defying a criticism that never comes. The quad (on which you must not tread) is beautiful. Go on a sunny day and close your eyes and let your imagination take over. All the great minds who studied and taught there, lived the dream and leave their souls etched into the ancient walls.Only the best of the best can go there to study and the institution as good as shouts that at you. Go there, you won't regret it.

Visited July 2013
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Shrewsbury
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“Stunning”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2013

The buildings and grounds are beautiful . Walking through the gates from the busy High Street is like stepping back in time. Its so peaceful inside the college walls and the whole place oozes history. A walk through the deer park is a must as is a visit to evensong (6pm) in the chapel. Luckily my son is a student there so have been able to visit many times and never tire of it. It's also worth visiting the other colleges which are open to the public as they all differ in character.

Visited October 2013
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Savannah, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2013

Our favorite college of the visit. The grounds are beautiful and the deer park makes for a wonderful walk. Even though it was raining the path is tree-covered and quite sheltered. Good stop for C.S. Lewis fans also

Visited September 2013
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