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Oriel College

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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Oriel Square, Oxford OX1 4EW, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Two lovely quads within a historic setting of wonderful buildings. Take a few moments to walk round the quads and then visit the Chapel in the corner - you can smell the candles. Lastly visit the main hall together with it's hammer beamed ceiling.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Oriel college was founded by King Edward the second in 1326 and is located on the high street in Oxford city centre. It has a great library and chapel and is well worth visiting.

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Reviewed 11 January 2018

Taken around by an old student got a better understanding how the system works in the college.magnificent dinning room and architecture of the place.

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Reviewed 1 January 2018

Another Oxford college with beautiful quads, a distinguished library, and a lovely chapels Oriel. It possses some outstanding medieval glass, and is known for its croquet. Sir waiter Raleigh studied here but left without a degree.

Thank Kyle S
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Reviewed 7 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
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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

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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.

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Reviewed 24 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

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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.

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Reviewed 11 April 2017

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

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