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Oriel College

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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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“dining hall” (5 reviews)
Oriel Square, Oxford OX1 4EW, England
+44 1865 276555
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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
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

Thank Jeanine D
Reviewed 6 August 2017

We stayed at the college and had access to different parts of the college. Highlight was definitely that of the Great Hall, which is the dining area for both staff and students.

Thank gweeboonhiah
Reviewed 23 June 2017

Oriel is a medieval foundation set up by Adam de Brome in the reign of Edward II. It is an amalgam of the medieval halls of Bedel, St. Mary's, St. Mark's and Trundeley's. The original buildings in the Front Quad have long since been demolished....More

Thank futtock21
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Founded in 1326, this college maybe small but lies in the heart of the city and full of history. The chapel is pretty and dining hall also worth visit.

Thank 88sunny88_13
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Beautiful little college - one of the older ones of Oxford University. Quaint little gardens/squares - through little archways, etc.

Thank ubbabe
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Right on the High Street - plenty to see at this, one of the smaller colleges, made up of three quads . Dining room is quite small but amazing. Chapel and library worth a peek too on set visitor days. I am biased about this...More

Thank tonicsfitnesscentre
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Some nice buildings in the college. The chapel is nice but unfortunately was cold inside which slightly spoilt the visit.

Thank Charles K
Reviewed 15 January 2017

This is one of the smaller Oxford colleges on the High street.The main buildings are around 3 Quads. Although there is another part of the college across the street, the interesting buildings are confined to the main college area via the main entrance. The architecture...More

Thank md1mm
Reviewed 26 September 2016

One of the smaller colleges but still beautiful with honeyed stone quads and green green grass. Close to town and Christchurch meadows and the river.

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