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Worcester College

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Address: Worcester Street, Oxford OX1 2HB, England
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A garden gem

If you have half an hour and want to take time out, just a 10 mins walk away from the city and wander round the lovely gardens of this beautiful college. You can also relax with a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you have half an hour and want to take time out, just a 10 mins walk away from the city and wander round the lovely gardens of this beautiful college. You can also relax with a picnic in the lawn if you wish as many students were doing on Saturday. It's a hidden gem. Check out the chapel, we... More 

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

great food service and comfortable accommodation beautiful grounds and gardens. recommend this college as a venue

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Check it out. Not so surely famous, I think, but maybe you know the spicy sauce - which even in Deutschland we have on our sausage? You will for sure enjoy a tranquil walk in the lake, and a quick-step around the sunken quad. It is a delight all around. Harry Potter's lady study here and also Dame Fatima Whitbread... More 

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Thank 34Doris
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Worcester College might not be the most famous one in Oxford but it has a serenity and seriousness of purpose that are enchanting. It has some of the oldest living quarters in the University, some 700 years old, and a rolling green lawn that sets it apart from some of the more cramped colleges.

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marlow
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a good weather day visit Worcester College which is at the western end of Beamont Street, ( Turn right coming out of the Ashmolean) . Entry is free in the afternoon. The 26 acres of gardens & playing fields are amazing , including a beautiful lake & bridge, water features, tropical plants and beautifully manicured lawns & beds. What... More 

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Thank jonhelen
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The most delightful gardens and water feature with bridge. Worcester College generously opens its grounds to the public from 2 pm until 5 pm most days. The exception will be on a billboard at the entrance.Management asks that you respect the college community and the most glorious gardens and lawns. The history of the site is displayed on the entrance... More 

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Thank Geraldine M
Richmond, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 March 2017

We visited in March and the weather was terrible...BUT... Worcester College still looked lovely, There is an interesting new building beside the cricket pitch and the daffodils and scillas looked amazing. If you are staying at the Randolph or visiting the Ashmolean the short walk down Beaumont Street would be well worthwhile as the college grounds and buildings are wonderful.... More 

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Thank SergeLourie
Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

Choral evensong at Worcestershire College Chapel is a delight. I went to view the chapel itself, being a fan of its architect, the soul-inspiring William Burges. And it is indeed an High Victorian wow! It doesn't match Burges's absolute hits, Cardiff Castle and Castell Coch; probably because he was working within Wyatt's frame and acted here more as an interior... More 

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Thank John M
Oxford, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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Reviewed 13 January 2017

Though Worcester is not as central as other colleges, the grounds and the main quad are as pretty, if not prettier, as some of the more popular ones. It is open for visitors in the afternoon, and they do not charge to get in. Make sure you see both the main quad and the gardens + the lake.

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Thank Ana O
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 December 2016

Not the easiest of colleges to find but well worth the effort; the lake is a delight and the ancient quads quaint

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