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“Beautiful, secretive, fascinating...”
Review of All Souls College

All Souls College
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Simply Oxford: Small-Group Walking Tour
Ranked #59 of 177 things to do in Oxford
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Owner description: Founded by Henry VI and Henry Chichele in 1438, the college today serves primarily as an academic research institution at the University of Oxford.
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Beautiful, secretive, fascinating...”
Reviewed January 19, 2012

This is the place that allegedly has the second best wine cellar after the Queen. This is the place that only invites fellows to join. This is the place where the term "ivory tower" originated from its towers and secrecy. See the courtyard and otherside of the beautiful gates that look at the Radcliffe Camera. And yes, this is the place where the scholar and vampire, Matthew, lives in the book A Discovery of Witches (LOL). Can only visit during the week and from 2-4pm. The chapel is especially beautiful and no you can't visit the wine cellar (darn).

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“Worth waiting for the full thing”
Reviewed January 4, 2012

All Souls is a research college, so the part you get into on the standard tour is the disappointing mediaeval parts. When they participate in Open Doors, you get to go into the main quad and into the fabulous Hawksmoor built Library.

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