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“Fascinating place. Over 600 years old.”
Review of Balliol College

Balliol College
Ranked #25 of 189 things to do in Oxford
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Part of the University of Oxford, Balliol College was founded in 1263 by John Balliol and was one of the first colleges to create academic opportunities for women.
Reviewed 12 June 2018

We took a local tour from tour information building and found it fascinating to see such an old college still in use. Can't imagine the history and students who called this home. loved it and the tour.

Thank Charles H
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Reviewed 11 June 2018

Strolling in Oxford we happened upon this college open day. interested to glimpse life at Oxford we ventured in. The setting was lovely and the historical feel really captured our interest.

Thank plum_persey
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Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

A great way to see Oxford is to do a walking tour of this lovely city. This is one of the stops and quite astounding. Cafeteria is Harry Potter like and the garden is lovely.

Thank Buzzard100
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Reviewed 29 May 2018

Smaller college but worth seeing. Pretty gardens and eating hall like a tiny version of the great hall.

Thank Stephanie S
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

I had read about this college and its history for ages, so I had to visit. I was pleasantly surprised to find a "secret garden" tucked behind chapel. A beautiful quiet place to spend some time.

Thank Kate B
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