Magdalen College
Magdalen College
4.5
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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  • 141jeng
    Evesham, United Kingdom643 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A lovely place to visit
    Visited here on a day trip to Oxford. It was a lovely sunny day and perfect to explore the college and grounds. Enjoyed a cuppa and cake in the cafe by the river, too. It was a lovely place to visit.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 1 October 2023
  • Kaulostar
    Greater London, United Kingdom836 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    lovely
    I really enjoyed walking around the college grounds. the grass/gardens are so well kept and beautiful. The building and chapel are divine. would highly recommend visiting. there is an entrance fee for visitors so do pay attention to the time as you cannot visit the dining hall during the lunch hours and that was not shared at the entrance
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 16 October 2023
  • Kityayma
    Sydney, Australia527 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Deer park and beautiful autumn colour
    I visited a few of the colleges while I was in Oxford and this was my favourite. How lucky are the students who get to spend their days wondering around these beautiful buildings, cloisters and gardens. Imagining having a deer park in your backyard! There was still a lot of autumn colour when I visited and I took my time wondering the extensive grounds, the meadow and Fellows Garden. The deer were a delight to watch as were the many squirrels and birds in the gardens. Staff on the gate were friendly and helpful and the entry fee, around £10 was well worth it.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 17 March 2024
  • Laura M
    20 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful, tranquil place
    This is a beautiful place to visit- combining stunning architecture with immaculately manicured lawns and a lovely unspoilt riverside walk past a Deerpark. I was fortunate to visit at a quiet time of the day and the weather was warm and sunny. The porters were so friendly too- providing me with a map and explaining where I should go to access the grounds.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 10 May 2024
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FLnurseER
Boca Raton, FL5,621 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Couples
Founded in the 15th century, Magdalen College is one of Oxford’s most prominent colleges. We were lucky to be invited to visit by a friend whose daughter is enrolled to study here. We toured the historical buildings, we visited her dorm room with a beautiful view of a rose garden and we walked through the beautiful grounds ending at the Deer Park. The highlight of the day was attending a candlelight Evensong service at the chapel followed by champagne refreshments in the Antechapel and later a formal dinner at the medieval Hall. Although our admission was free, usually the charges are £8 for adults with a discount for students and the elderly.
Written 24 October 2021
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geo3
Calgary, Canada1,523 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
So much history and so much beautiful architecture, with a peaceful walk around the deer meadows as an added bonus!

The chapel was closed, unfortunately, but it was still very interesting to see the St. Swithin's tower and the outdoor pulpit, then the small Chaplain's Quad with the great tower, on which building was started in 1492.

The nearby Cloister area is much larger and very beautiful. Then from here there was a small, rather obscure, archway which led into the lawns in front of the 'New Building' (from the 1700s), which is completely different in architectural style than everything else in the College. This led in turn to the 2 km Addison's Walk around the water meadow, with deer grazing in the paddock. If you want to go even further, you can explore the Fellow's Garden at the far end of Addison's Walk. It's hard to believe that such a peaceful area can be right in the middle of Oxford.

Overall very enjoyable.
Written 4 January 2023
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Boho1979
Deal, UK693 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
We were advised that if we wanted to see a proper traditional refectory eating hall then this was the place to pop into, having the added bonus of wonderful architecture, wild deer and Quod. I can not recall exactly how much it was to enter, you can buy a combined ticket to the Botanical Gardens which are opposite, but it was worth it for the history and access to the grounds. It was very peaceful wandering about and the gardens are very well kept.
Written 14 August 2021
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CC3Nassau
Portland36 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
Enjoyed Evensong service. Arrive about 10 minutes early and the porter will let you through. Services are open to the public and schedule is on the college web site. Different choirs perform different times and sometimes they have visiting choirs. Expect to stand for much of the service. Very special experience.
Written 16 May 2023
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martynrj
Portsmouth, NH30 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
Good example of the typical Oxford collage architecture. Interesting history. Pleasant way to spend an hour or more.
Reduced price because of C19 restrictions made this a good value.
Written 20 September 2020
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Kaulostar
Greater London, UK836 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
I really enjoyed walking around the college grounds. the grass/gardens are so well kept and beautiful. The building and chapel are divine. would highly recommend visiting. there is an entrance fee for visitors so do pay attention to the time as you cannot visit the dining hall during the lunch hours and that was not shared at the entrance
Written 16 October 2023
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Kityayma
Sydney, Australia527 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
I visited a few of the colleges while I was in Oxford and this was my favourite. How lucky are the students who get to spend their days wondering around these beautiful buildings, cloisters and gardens. Imagining having a deer park in your backyard!
There was still a lot of autumn colour when I visited and I took my time wondering the extensive grounds, the meadow and Fellows Garden. The deer were a delight to watch as were the many squirrels and birds in the gardens.
Staff on the gate were friendly and helpful and the entry fee, around £10 was well worth it.
Written 17 March 2024
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felinesussex11
Sedlescombe, UK174 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
gardens and buildings in the college very nice we walked around the grounds and also could see deer in the park.staff very helpful. you can buy a combined ticket here for the botanical gardens as well opposite which we thought was a good deal(you cant buy the combined ticket at the gardens if you go there first which is strange??).£14 for both or £12 for concessions .we enjoyed our time at both .would recommend.
Written 3 July 2023
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Mary H
Peachtree City, GA22 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021
Be sure to see New Building where C.S. Lewis, author of the Narnia chronicles, once lived. Also, follow his favorite walk called Addison's Walk that is east of the building. In the springtime, there is plenty of wisteria in the quad, and there is a deer herd in Magdalen Grove. There's canopy thinning due to geoengineering.

Stop by the canteen for some ice cream. Expand over to the Eagle and Child pub where the Inklings writers group met, if you have time. Oxford dons C.S. Lewis & J.R.R. Tolkien, Lewis' brother Warnie, and others participated.
Written 20 March 2021
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Laura M
20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
This is a beautiful place to visit- combining stunning architecture with immaculately manicured lawns and a lovely unspoilt riverside walk past a Deerpark. I was fortunate to visit at a quiet time of the day and the weather was warm and sunny. The porters were so friendly too- providing me with a map and explaining where I should go to access the grounds.
Written 10 May 2024
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