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Endowed by William of Durham in 1249, University College is the oldest college of Oxford University.
High Street, Oxford OX1 4BH, England
+44 1865 276602
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Reviewed January 16, 2012

This college is located on the High Street opposite the Queens College. There is no admission charge but ask the porters to see if it is possible for you to take a look at the white marble Shelley memorial. Also ask if you can see...More

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Reviewed June 18, 2018

Now it is extremely difficult to find way beyond any Satnav and no parking at all best to use park and ride

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Reviewed March 23, 2018

Very nice college grounds. Beautiful quad. Would have loved to see the dining hall where Harry Potter was filmed, but it was closed on the day we went. Still enjoyed the visit.

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Reviewed February 5, 2018 via mobile

Another contender for oldest college. Founded in 1249 by William Durham university college is located on the high street in Oxford city centre amongst many other colleges.

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Reviewed September 14, 2017

Maybe will you get a feeling of seen this before. Maybe are you thinking of something from Harry Potter films?

Thank Thomas H
Reviewed August 14, 2017

Even though many people on the tour of this majestic and historic university seemed to be more interested in seeing the places where Harry Potter scenes were filmed or were the inspiration for those scenes, this place has much more. The fact that this has...More

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Reviewed June 23, 2017

University College inevitably causes confusion amongst American tourists who find it difficult to understand It is just one of more than thirty or so constituent colleges and not congruent with the University itself. 'So there's a university university as well as University college' is a...More

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Reviewed April 29, 2017

While we wandered along the High Street gawping at the wonderful old college buildings, we noticed a group of visitors in a doorway, ready to move off on a tour, so we joined them. Our guide was a graduate student of Medieval History and her...More

Thank Photeinos
Reviewed April 17, 2017

Atmospheric and spooky. As Oxford's oldest college, it has long been associated with the dark arts - other old boys include Daniel Dastarda (who spontaneously combusted sitting his finals) and Geoffrey de Blowstard (the last Englishman burnt at the stake, for mass poisoning of an...More

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Reviewed April 1, 2017 via mobile

Walking past the beautiful entrance to the college we saw a tour was about to start. £2 for a fascinating 30min tour by a geology post grad student.

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Reviewed January 29, 2017

This college has a lovely chapel with some wonderful stained glass windows and some original woodwork several hundred years old.

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