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“Beautiful”
Review of Magdalen College

Magdalen College
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Oxford Bike Tour Including Full-Day Bike Hire
Ranked #11 of 185 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
Reviewed December 13, 2013

Just to wander around and marvel at the history of the place is a joy. A great mix of architecture spanning the centuries. Walk along the river to the deer park.

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Reviewed December 9, 2013

A deer park in the centre of Oxford was not what we expected but that is what you get at Magdalen college. The grounds are peaceful and provide a lovely setting for a walk in the winter sun.

Magdalen college was founded in the 15th century and has a very impressive quad. Everything is smaller than Christ's which we also visited but equally impressive. The chapel is small but has a copy of Leonardo Da Vinci's Last supper which is much smaller than the original. The stained glass is plain but very evocative.

Thank 50_s0methings
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Reviewed December 6, 2013

And it is beautiful. Do you know the story of the atheist CSL going on a walk with Tolkien and Hugo Dyson along Addison's Walk in this college? They convinced him that the myth of the dying, returning god he had always loved was in fact true. Thus, Narnia, and Perelandra, and Till We Have Faces, and all the more. See this college and walk that walk.

And if you are here on May Morning to hear the choir ring in the day, you will be blessed.

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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.

Thank Brian A
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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.

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