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Queen's College

High Street, Oxford OX1 4AW, England
+44 1865 279120
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The "hall of the Queen's scholars at Oxford" was founded in 1341, which was named after Queen Philippa.
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  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Designed by Christopher Wren, this college is beautiful . It was founded in 1341 in honor of Queen Philippa , wife of Edward the Second. Its Quads are lovely and the chapel has a magnificent organ, and the library is distinguished. Alumni include Henry V,Oliver...More

Thank Kyle S
Reviewed 20 October 2017

Evensong is held three times a week here and although on the main high street, as soon as you walk through the gates you are transported to a different place and time. The chapel is beautiful and compact with great acoustics and the quad area...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 14 September 2017

In one of the better places to get a feeling of the famous Oxford university you can spend some time and think history.

Thank Thomas H
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

This is such a beautiful college, and architecturally unique in Oxford. Highlights are the chapel and library, if you are able to visit them, but also the lovely gardens. JP recommends!

Thank JackPudding
Reviewed 24 June 2017

Queen's College is beautifully situated half way along the High on its northern side just where it slightly changes direction. It was founded in 1341 by Robert de Eglesfield in honour of Edward II's wife Phillipa of Hainault (today a dreary London suburb at the...More

Thank futtock21
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Traditionally a country for those from the North Country, it escapes those clichés - though I did hear some execrable "poems" by professional Yorkshire-man, the hatchet-faced Simon Armitage. Fear not, this is one of Oxford's most beautiful colleges, in exquisite classical style. Its library is...More

Thank 34Doris
Reviewed 13 March 2017

I was fortunate enough to recently attend a Friday evensong service here in the lovely chapel at Queens. The music was soaring. The choir is truly wonderful and the blend of voices is superb. Meaningful service, with only a few in attendance. The chapel itself...More

Thank worldexplorer0820
Reviewed 27 February 2017

All Colleges in Oxford are beautiful, historic and interesting. They all have great courtyards, their own library and church and Dining/Ball Halls. For Harry Potter fans Queens college is a must The Staircase and Dining Hall is in pretty much all of the movies.

Thank Luzi3
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Technically-speaking, The Queen's College in the University of Oxford is one of the very few which aren't open to members of the general public each weekday afternoon - either completely free or for a nominal entry fee - on a walk-up basis. Like the extremely...More

Thank Prickles1
Reviewed 30 January 2017

A good college to visit if you've only got a few minutes. If you want photographs you can take them from the high street and then there are more photo opportunities inside the college grounds.

Thank Charles K
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