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University of Oxford

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Address: University Offices 1 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, England
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Starting as early as 1096 with some form of teaching, Oxford is the oldest...

Starting as early as 1096 with some form of teaching, Oxford is the oldest English-speaking university in the world.

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There are 38 colleges part of the University of Oxford. They are self governing and all have their own dorms, libraries, ball rooms, dining facilities,church and their own... read more

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Somerset, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

There are 38 colleges part of the University of Oxford. They are self governing and all have their own dorms, libraries, ball rooms, dining facilities,church and their own tradition. Most colleges have open doors (some at specific times) where you can see part of their campus. You just have to choose a few to get an impression of the history... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You get a feeling of being "young" once you enter the town, with young faces all around you. The nearly-free guided tours are both entertaining and part of the "experience history" objective. The gardens and river inside the campus area are to die for.

Thank DoctorSKR
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Beautiful university and grounds but for the price of around £26 for a family ticket really only got to see the dinning room and cathedral everything else is closed off apart from an art exhibition which costs extra. The queue was very long and slow and entry needs to be better organised. Better for older children.

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Gold Coast, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is another place mad more famous with TV, so it is just somewhere you have to visit. But it was interesting visit

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Hockley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An insight into university life. Great Hall is amazing. Beautiful old building in lovely grounds. Enjoyable

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Orem, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We knew a employee who gave us a wonderful tour of the college. But all the employees we met were friendly and willing to answer questions. They aren't there to offer tours and answer questions; they are there to educate the best and brightest. So it was impressive how nice we were treated.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's interesting to walk by and look at the architecture of the buildings. The inside of one of the buildings we entered was quite modern and not worth the effort. If you continue walking you'll find some interesting shops in nearby rodds.

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Perugia, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I think it is difficult to write a review of an entire city. Because this is the Oxford Uni, a whole city. The only thing I can reasonably say is that I wish I had studied here

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's easy enough to go into most colleges for free if you pick the correct time, and not really worth a tour guide if you are willing to read independently.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have come to Oxford twice and both times on a tour. There is so much to see and do that I think a guide is necessary to maximize your time in the city. The buildings are beautiful and the history is great. It was nice seeing Harry Potter references throughout. I would recommend very much coming to Oxford and... More 

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