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Address: High Street, Oxford OX1 4BH, England
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+44 1865 276602

Endowed by William of Durham in 1249, University College is the oldest...

Endowed by William of Durham in 1249, University College is the oldest college of Oxford University.

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While we wandered along the High Street gawping at the wonderful old college buildings, we noticed a group of visitors in a doorway, ready to move off on a tour, so we joined... read more

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Paris, France
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99 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While we wandered along the High Street gawping at the wonderful old college buildings, we noticed a group of visitors in a doorway, ready to move off on a tour, so we joined them. Our guide was a graduate student of Medieval History and her friendly manner and interesting stories made the tour very enjoyable. This is a small college... More 

Thank Photeinos
Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Atmospheric and spooky. As Oxford's oldest college, it has long been associated with the dark arts - other old boys include Daniel Dastarda (who spontaneously combusted sitting his finals) and Geoffrey de Blowstard (the last Englishman burnt at the stake, for mass poisoning of an entire church). Be sure to visit Shelley's memorial - he was drowned whilst surfing in... More 

Thank 34Doris
Manchester, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Walking past the beautiful entrance to the college we saw a tour was about to start. £2 for a fascinating 30min tour by a geology post grad student.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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396 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

This college has a lovely chapel with some wonderful stained glass windows and some original woodwork several hundred years old.

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Rangiora, New Zealand
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

You can actually stay in the student accommodation during summer vacation. I did - for a week and loved retreating from the bustle of The High to the serene setting of green quads and honey coloured stone when I had had enough of exploring the city. Breakfast is included in the price of your room and eaten in the grand... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Visiting University College is like going for a small adventure - while some parts are quite usual, there are amazing places definitely worth seeing.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

An absolutely beautiful city. Loads to see and do. Plenty of choices for eating. Something to suit every pocket. Bus tour was very good, experienced guide gave lots of info.

Thank Phyllis D
Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2016

30 min guided tour taken by one of the students. Entry was just £2 for an adult which covered inside the chapel, dining room and other areas of the college. Well worth a visit.

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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235 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2016

many authentic furniture, yelloe lime stone building itself, full of discipline, history and architecture, well worth a visit

Thank Dali B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2016

Nice building. It´s interesting to imagine the life of the students in these places which, by the way, are open and working.

Thank Cristina R

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