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Address: Oriel Square, Oxford OX1 4EW, England
Phone Number: +44 1865 276555
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Founded in 1326 by King Edward II, this is the fifth oldest college at...

Founded in 1326 by King Edward II, this is the fifth oldest college at Oxford University.

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Fantastic college with gorgeous inner and outer quads

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.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 September 2016
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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455 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

I stayed here for two nights recently on a Thursday and Friday in order to attend a conference. It is a place of atmosphere, history, and beauty, which offers at breakfast an opportunity to meet lots of interesting visitors from around the world. My greeting from the porters (who provide a 24 hour service) was warm, welcoming and efficient. My... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

There is so many awesome colleges in Oxford, that after visiting a couple of them you start thinking rest is not that great. Yes, Oriel College is a great example of architecture, but if you have limited time, you can pick another places for your visit.

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West Malling, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Great college to visit if you're a morse fan and even if you're not it's still worth a look. Take a guide or guide book so you don't miss the history

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Lake Geneva
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

We have been to Oriel several times, and it always gives a wonderful sense of timelessness. The grounds and buildings are superb, and bring the little humans that we are down to their right size in the broader scope of history. A remarkable place.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

Wonderful college, good admissions talk by English fellow. Students passionate about where they are. Small but welcoming.

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

Visited this impressive college on a walking tour, loved the history, the fact the Queen often visits and has dinner in the hall was impressive. Our tour guide, a college member, spoke of the colleges traditions and their boating achievements. Really enjoyed this visit.

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Barton upon Humber, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

I visited Oriel over the years as my daughter studied there. The grounds are as you would expect immaculate and the library enthralling

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016

wonderfull atmosphere like from the movie, it said be be copied for the movie scene of Harry Poter, but I didn't care and didn't asociate with it at all, I just absorbed the history and paitings, and must mentioned, it was full of the strictness, tuffness, discipline and education ....

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016

Not especially attractive but very strong on atmosphere. Seems one of the more haunted in feel, of the colleges. In my day, an all male bastion of rugby players and low academic standards (to put it mildly). It's now completely changed. At one time, loutish and proudly brutish - it seems incredible the recent pc nonsense over Rhodes' great statue... More 

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