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Address: Holywell Street, Oxford OX1 3BN, England
Phone Number: +44 1865 279500
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New College, founded in 1379, is one of the larger colleges at the...

New College, founded in 1379, is one of the larger colleges at the University of Oxford, and is particularly well-known for its Chapel and Choir.

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Chapel/Gardens

I LOVE visiting NC! It us always so calm and tranquil. I walk through the gates and enter a bubble of Oxford Academia. Its amazing. The gardens are stunning at any point un the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Banbury, United Kingdom
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Banbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I LOVE visiting NC! It us always so calm and tranquil. I walk through the gates and enter a bubble of Oxford Academia. Its amazing. The gardens are stunning at any point un the year. Well done to the Garden Fellow! The porters are unfailingly knowledgable and polite. I have had some interesting chats with John at the NC Lane... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Gorgeous quads, epic history; new college is anything but new and the quad with the hHgwarts connection is a must see

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Thank harmony613
Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fascinating college as it contains part of the original town wall. New College Opera not to be missed with concerts and operas several times a year.

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Thank Pam A
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the most beautiful colleges, and makes for beautiful pictures. You might recognise the cloisters from Harry Potter.

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Thank Bourdain_ftw
Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

whilst on a 'walking tour' our guide took us in New College. Wow is all I can say. Not to be missed. Plus the outside garden is amazing 300 year old Wisteria. Magical.

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

Visited here as part of a walking tour .The chapel is spectacular with great history . The external quad has been used in Harry Potter which was interesting for the adults and children although didn't recognise it myself

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Thank coughandcath
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

If you have time, New College is definitely worth a visit! The chapel is just wonderful to see, we were lucky that there was a man practicing the organ while we were sitting in the chapel - really phenomenal. The cloister is beautiful (used in the Harry Potter movies), and the grounds (including part of the old wall of Oxford)... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

I am not sure how much you get to see as a tourist, but as parents of a student, we had a good look round when it was very quiet one morning. There is a lot to see, and I am keen to go back for evensong (open to the public) with the famous chapel choir.

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Thank Pete M
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Visiting my old college was like going home. It was lovely to reacquaint myself with this wonderful institution.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Go there, visit the chapel, walk around where Harry, Ron and Hermione spent time together, make sure to get a few CDs from the porter at the entrance/exit gate, go home and listen to the CDs. Feel as if you just went to heaven. Home to the New College Choir, who are heavenly singers. Hefty entrance fee, but worth it... More 

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