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“Lovely chapel and grounds”
Review of Magdalen College

Magdalen College
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US$32.58*
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Oxford Bike Tour Including Full-Day Bike Hire
Ranked #9 of 177 things to do in Oxford
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Please visit magd.ox.ac.uk
Boston, Massachusetts
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“Lovely chapel and grounds”
Reviewed 9 July 2014 via mobile

This is the most peaceful and gracious college in Oxford. The chapel is lovely, but the most amazing part is the college grounds and deer park. It is so nice to relax there after a long walk and watch the punting on the canals, students playing cricket on the lawn, and graceful deer in the adjacent deer park. Delightful place with rich history and gorgeous architecture. I honestly do not remember the entrance fee, but it is well worth the money.

Visited May 2014
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Toronto, Canada
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“Magdalen College”
Reviewed 30 June 2014

Only go here if you are on a mission to tour as many colleges as possible. This is one of the starker ones but its proximity to the Botanical Garden may warrant a quick 10 minute look around. I wouldn't go especially.

Visited July 2013
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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“Ask for mohdlin”
Reviewed 23 June 2014

Magdalen college grounds are (like the grounds of all colleges) worth visiting. It lies next to Magdalen bridge on Oxfords high street. Walk into the chapel entrance, look up, and see the ceiling of the portal, the chapel itself and after visiting the chapel walk to the courtyard, past it and go outside again. The buildings portrait a rich history. There is a meadows with deer, explore the grounds and inhale history. Fun to do is get yourself a tour with one of the 'punters' , they take you thru part of the grounds over shallow water. Depending on the time of year more or less of the buildings and facilities are open for visitors.

Visited June 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful chapel and deer park”
Reviewed 22 June 2014 via mobile

This is one of the most historical and beautiful chapels in the world I think. Small but exquisite. My fiancé studied here so every time we come back to Oxford, we try to have a nice walk in the deer park! Absolutely beautiful and idyllic. Highly recommend!

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Arlington, Virginia
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“a great site for a walking tour”
Reviewed 21 June 2014

We did the walking tour of the college, and the guide brochure was informative and clear. It's a lovely site, and you get to see buildings and outdoor areas--including the college's herd of deer.

Visited June 2014
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