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Address: High Street, Oxford OX1 4AU, England
Phone Number:
+44 1865 276000
13:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 13:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Please visit magd.ox.ac.uk

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Being a first-time visitor to Oxford, we weren't sure which college to visit. We were recommended Magdalen College, because it was pretty and the fair entrance fee. It is £5 or £4... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 November 2016
denise l
Heathfield, United Kingdom
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Heathfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Being a first-time visitor to Oxford, we weren't sure which college to visit. We were recommended Magdalen College, because it was pretty and the fair entrance fee. It is £5 or £4 concessions, compared to Christ Church, which is £9 I believe. The college is opposite the Botanical Garden, however, as the college didn't open til 1pm we went for... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Attended a conference held here. The property is magnificent and definitely worth checking out. It was breathtaking

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

I didn't have much time in Oxford and the only two colleges I chose to visit were the Christ Church College and Magdalen College and I didn't regret it. I thought Magdalen, not as popular, was more beautiful that Christ Church. The main building and the courtyard in the centre was beautiful. The lawn was meticulous. The dining hall on... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Spent a day visiting Oxford with a friend, and visited Magdalen College. Oct/autumn opening hours were 1 PM to dusk and £5. Although some colleges have free entrance, the £5 price was fair for what we received. I did not to or any other colleges besides this one. The grounds and buildings were very pretty, and every turn was ready... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

If you need a short break, take an easy stroll in Magdalen College and see some dear, too. Not too crowded.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Magdalen College is probably the most picturesque colleges within the University . It has everything from a great tower , quadrangles and even its own Deer park ! All very Harry Potter although don't think it was ever filmed here !

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Chilliwack, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We only had time to tour one of the colleges in Oxford, and I chose this one due to the fact that C.S. Lewis had taught here, and my guide book said it was the most beautiful. It did not disappoint. So gorgeous! All the landscaping and espaliered fruit trees, the canal, bridge and deer park were a delight to... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Small on the outside, Magdalen College is huge inside, especially the grounds. Walking around the water meadows and deer park makes you feel you are in the middle of the country, not the middle of a major city! Medieval cloisters, Hall, Chapel with wonderful Last Supper after Leonardo, there is plenty to see. Stay for a chapel service if you... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

The college is beautiful and so are the grounds! But what I want to write about are the chapel services. They are absolutely superb! The evening service at 6pm with the choir - great music, dimmed light - amazing. Such a different experience after a day at work. Stepping into totally different world - like from Harry Potter movie ;-)... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

We were staying in Oxford for the first time and being shown around the colleges by a friend who was a student here several years ago. St Magdalen's was a "Must see" and we decided to go to Evening Song and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

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