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Oriel College

Oriel Square, Oxford OX1 4EW, England
+44 1865 276555
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Founded in 1326 by King Edward II, this is the fifth oldest college at Oxford University.
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  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
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Oriel Square, Oxford OX1 4EW, England
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+44 1865 276555
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The grounds are beautiful and the buildings quirkily interesting. There is always a sense of calm, peace, fun and laughter here. One imagines the long stints of concentration, fight for focus and some sustained thinking going on behind these old walls.

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Reviewed 10 April 2018

The statue is high up on the wall facing the main road. I'd seen pictures of it before, but nothing beats going there to see it in person. The staff were helpful - tourists can get to see the statue even if the college itself...More

Thank Hew001
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

We dipped into Oriel college while on a walking tour and were taken into the dining room,it was amazing to see all of the people who had been through the doors of this college either in stained glass or portraits. We also got to see...More

Thank Susan J
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Reviewed 19 March 2018

We stayed in the college overnight and it was a really great location. Nice grounds and welcoming staff. Room was spacious & clean with tea and coffeee making facilities. Breakfast was included & the dining hall was like something from Harry Potter. Nice chapel too.

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Reviewed 15 February 2018

Two lovely quads within a historic setting of wonderful buildings. Take a few moments to walk round the quads and then visit the Chapel in the corner - you can smell the candles. Lastly visit the main hall together with it's hammer beamed ceiling.

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Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

Oriel college was founded by King Edward the second in 1326 and is located on the high street in Oxford city centre. It has a great library and chapel and is well worth visiting.

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Reviewed 11 January 2018

Taken around by an old student got a better understanding how the system works in the college.magnificent dinning room and architecture of the place.

Thank Alexander L
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Reviewed 1 January 2018

Another Oxford college with beautiful quads, a distinguished library, and a lovely chapels Oriel. It possses some outstanding medieval glass, and is known for its croquet. Sir waiter Raleigh studied here but left without a degree.

Thank Kyle S
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Reviewed 6 November 2017

Tucked away behind the High Oriel has a small chapel which contrasts well with the largerChapels of New and Worcester Colleges. The Hall has interesting portraits and again is intimate and welcoming. One needs to understand how Oxford Colleges function as self governing bodies.

Thank Anne M
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Reviewed 6 October 2017

The pretty college is one of the oldest of Oxford fine college. I love the fact that it is smaller than many of the others which gives the dining hall a more intimate feel, the same goes for the chapel, and if you are lucky...More

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