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Address: High Street, Oxford OX1 4AL, England
Phone Number: +44 1865 279379
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Founded by Henry VI and Henry Chichele in 1438, the college today serves...

Founded by Henry VI and Henry Chichele in 1438, the college today serves primarily as an academic research institution at the University of Oxford.

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My heart skips a beat every time I see All Souls

In my opinion, All Souls is the true face of Oxford! A trip to the past without the burden of luggage ( and it can be done often) most probably more often than I did... it took me... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 May 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

In my opinion, All Souls is the true face of Oxford! A trip to the past without the burden of luggage ( and it can be done often) most probably more often than I did... it took me 28 years to go back. I adore the atmosphere, not to mention the air around the incredible buildings. I would spend hours... More 

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Toronto
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2015

Want a free tour? This college is free to enter. Just smile and say hi to the friendly guard. Check out the beautiful chapel, which is still being used for services. Check out when they have it and you might be able to get yourself a treat. Architecturally pleasing to the eyes. You are walking among those brilliant minds who... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015

Great location to get away from the hoards of Oxford tourists. Reception staff excellent, friendly and informative. Well worth a visit, and it's free !

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

All Souls College it's mysterious and beautiful. Little advise...before you visit Oxford check the opening days/hours for visitors to avoid disappointments. Most of the colleges are closed during the summer season. Well worth to go to see all the Oxford college's.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2015

Well worth a visit, so must history and unbelievable architecture, this and Christ Church are so very grand.

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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2015

The college is only open at certain times so it is worth checking online before attempting to visit. We were lucky to stumble across it whilst it was open. The staff member who greeted us was very friendly and entry to the college is free. Inside we took in the grounds which seem like a quiet oasis away from the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2015

If All Souls College is closed while you are in Oxford, fear not. You can have a fantastic view into the quad from nearby University Church. It is only £4 to access the church tower and you will also get unrivalled views of the Radcliffe Camera. The college was founded in 1438 by Henry VI and the Archbishop of Canterbury... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2014

This was a hidden gem in our explorations of Oxford. It was very quiet and offered a lovely sunny seat in the quiet quad. The fact that it was the site of several scenes from Harry Potter films was an added bonus. Expected to see Hermoine come round the corner at any time!

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2013

Visiting All Souls is free (currently open 2-4pm each afternoon). It's probably worth popping in, for a 5-10 minute visit if it's open when you wander by. I found the staff friendly and it's a pleasant space to wander through. The buildings can feel less impressive when you're inside the quad than they do when you've been looking through the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2013

Firstly if you are going to visit Oxford I would advise you to check opening times of the colleges because they open at different times, some don't open at weekends, some don't open during the summer. Some charge & some are free. This is a good website http://www.ox.ac.uk/visitors_friends/visiting_the_university/visiting_the_colleges/ All Souls wasn't open the first time I went to visit so... More 

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