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Worcester College

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Address: Worcester Street, Oxford OX1 2HB, England
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+44 1865 278300
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Worcester's Wonderland Gardens and Lake

The most delightful gardens and water feature with bridge. Worcester College generously opens its grounds to the public from 2 pm until 5 pm most days. The exception will be on a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Geraldine M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The most delightful gardens and water feature with bridge. Worcester College generously opens its grounds to the public from 2 pm until 5 pm most days. The exception will be on a billboard at the entrance.Management asks that you respect the college community and the most glorious gardens and lawns. The history of the site is displayed on the entrance... More 

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Thank Geraldine M
Richmond, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited in March and the weather was terrible...BUT... Worcester College still looked lovely, There is an interesting new building beside the cricket pitch and the daffodils and scillas looked amazing. If you are staying at the Randolph or visiting the Ashmolean the short walk down Beaumont Street would be well worthwhile as the college grounds and buildings are wonderful.... More 

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Thank SergeLourie
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Choral evensong at Worcestershire College Chapel is a delight. I went to view the chapel itself, being a fan of its architect, the soul-inspiring William Burges. And it is indeed an High Victorian wow! It doesn't match Burges's absolute hits, Cardiff Castle and Castell Coch; probably because he was working within Wyatt's frame and acted here more as an interior... More 

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Thank John M
Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Though Worcester is not as central as other colleges, the grounds and the main quad are as pretty, if not prettier, as some of the more popular ones. It is open for visitors in the afternoon, and they do not charge to get in. Make sure you see both the main quad and the gardens + the lake.

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Thank Ana W
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Not the easiest of colleges to find but well worth the effort; the lake is a delight and the ancient quads quaint

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Thank harmony613
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Worcester College is open to the public between 2 and 4 in the afternoon. It is a lovely place with well kept gardens and lawns. There is currently some building work going on but the main quad remains as impressive as ever. Well worth a visit.

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Thank RogerfromTown
Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Well worth a visit and a walk by the lake. The magnolias are magnificent when they are in bloom, and you won't be too crowded as it is not on the High St.

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Thank Helen K
Devizes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Our grandson has been here for two years and it is always a pleasure to visit the college as well as him

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Thank PTRaggett
Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

This is one of the colleges that can be visited without a charge and its really worth taking a look. Even though there is constructions going on there, the college is just lovely, especially the garden area and the little lake. Absolutely loved it!

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Thank Weltfernweh
Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Well-kept gardens stretching down to the river, and a stunning chapel, if you are up for High Victorian!

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