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Part of the University of Oxford, Balliol College was founded in 1263 by John Balliol and was one of the first colleges to create academic opportunities for women.
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Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BJ, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Balliol charges £3 entrance fee, £1 concessions. For this you should be able to see the chapel, hall, quad and gardens. As with all colleges, some of these may be closed at any time. I visited free with Oxford Open Doors and fortunately all of...More

Thank Dave_Cowley_Road
Reviewed 2 days ago

Although college was open to visitors, for £3 each, the Fellows Garden and great hall were closed that day, which didn't leave us with much to see, so we thought we'd stop for a coffee in the Buttery. We went in and there was only...More

Thank Anne H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here on the open day. Was very well organised and the girl who showed us round clearly loves her college. This is a beautiful place and anyone lucky enough to study here is very fortunate

Thank Drragon555
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting college but not as good as some of the others. Worth a look round though to get the orientation of colleges within Oxford.

Thank Tony B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The beautiful gardens and elegant buildings are a pleasure to stroll around. The statue in the garden commemorating the (eventual) admission of women to the college is worth checking out.

Thank Michelle V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Balliol is one of the oldest colleges, beautiful buildings with a well kept garden. Really worth a visit!

Thank Angie C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is hard to rate this because the chapel was closed when I was there. This was included in the Oxford Walking Tour, and our guide showed us the gardens and the dining hall. It was a good experience and a beautiful college.

Thank barlee123
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My partner was born and lived in New Abbey, Scotland - where the founder of this College settled with his wife. He knew of John Balliol's existence but we hadn't realised that it was he who was a benefactor of this College - so it...More

Thank Suzie J
Reviewed 17 August 2018

it cost only £1 to visit the college. We had access to the chapel and great hall and walked round the grounds unhindered. There was plenty of seating for rests in the very hot weather. A friendly staff member allowed me to use the lift...More

Thank lynnejames58
Reviewed 5 August 2018

This was the first college we toured and was done during a walking tour. A wonderful introduction to the Oxford college system but there are more impressive colleges to tour such as Magdalen.

Thank Patricia T
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