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Magdalen College

High Street, Oxford OX1 4AU, England
+44 1865 276000
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High Street, Oxford OX1 4AU, England
+44 1865 276000
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Reviewed 11 August 2016

A superb college with an amazing deer park. All Harry Potter and all you can expect really. Recommended.

Thank thorkri
Reviewed 8 August 2016

All you imagine an Oxford college to be - stunning buildings, sun- dappled cloisters, lovely gardens and a deer park as well. Well worth the fee ( don't remember how much but not prohibitive) and you can sit by the river that runs behind and...More

Thank Di S
Reviewed 7 August 2016

This is indeed a beautiful college. The C.S. Lewis connection made it even more meaningful- walking along Addisons's Walk and thinking of how he and Tolkein walked along here discussing God, myth and religion was deeply moving. The chapel and dining hall are really impressive....More

Thank Bronwen L
Reviewed 7 August 2016

Everything in this college is beyond normal. The cathedral, the gardens, the deer park, the walk path, the huge trees (200 years old plane tree in the main garden). Definitely worth it. You have to go there, it is much less crowded than Chris Church...More

Thank Pascal G
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Lovely place on a sunny day, grass for a picnic, circular walk round the water meadows and beautiful chapel and college. Reasonable too, family ticket was £14.

Thank Stephanie D
Reviewed 29 July 2016

It's a good old college, so if you have some time to spare then you can visit it; however, it's not a place that I would put at the top of the chart.

Thank Dharmesh P
Reviewed 28 July 2016

My wife and I visited this for its links to C.S. Lewis (taught here and used to walk with Tolkien around Addison's Walk in the college grounds). Many guidebooks call it the most beautiful of the colleges in Oxford and it's easy to believe. The...More

1  Thank Vincent S
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Magdalen College is the biggest of the Oxford Colleges. C.S. Lewis was once a fellow there. It's a very pretty college, and the gardens are well worth a walk.The cloisters are gorgeous and the bar serves to the public if you want to grab a...More

1  Thank Tamara W
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

In my opinion just as lovely as Christ Church, for less than half the cost. Definitely worth taking a walk around the river just outside the gardens if you have time - particularly to get a respite from the crowds.

1  Thank SymonMadry
Reviewed 23 July 2016

Deer Park, Water Meadow, beautiful gardens and a special Chapel, well worth visiting. Check opening times.

Thank Muriel S
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The description is wrong. The College was founded in 1458, not 1448.
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