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Address: Holywell Street, Oxford OX1 3BN, England
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New College, founded in 1379, is one of the larger colleges at the...

New College, founded in 1379, is one of the larger colleges at the University of Oxford, and is particularly well-known for its Chapel and Choir.

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With our tour group, we walked under the Bridge of Sighs (Hertford College) to get to New College. We strolled through the college gardens, saw and photographed the Roman city... read more

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

With our tour group, we walked under the Bridge of Sighs (Hertford College) to get to New College. We strolled through the college gardens, saw and photographed the Roman city wall, and toured the chapel and the dining hall. It was all quite interesting and in some cases spectacular. Definitely worth a visit when you're in Oxford.

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Thatcham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Even though only part of this College is open to the public, it is a great way to get an impression of life in these century-old university college. The chapel is the most impressive but do take time to wander around the garden, which is partly walled in by the original city walls. You can also view the ancient dining... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

College is much bigger than what appears from the outside. They filmed a Harry Potter film here - in the cloisters - which when we visited - was being redone (but still able to visit). Sizeable church inside, as well as a garden outside with part of an ancient city wall there.

Thank ubbabe
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are staying overnight in Oxford it is well worth going to the the renowned New College Choir singing Evensong in the New College chapel. The choir sings most evenings during University Terms at 6.15 (check their website) and all are welcome. Entry is free. I went on a Friday when they sing a capella although I believe they... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A warn sunfilled Mother's Day spent amongst the spring blossoms of New College. This Sunday visit during intersession (twixt Hilary and Trinity) provided an organist at practice in the ancient chapel. Minus students, New was every so easy to explore. As always the staff on duty was gracious and informative. Each visit provides a new and rewarding experience.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So nice beautiful place with all you need. Great for chill out, for view for relax, for atmosphere just love it!

Thank Lucie B
Tampa, Florida
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very pretty college with deep history and great views of the remaining sections of Oxford's city walls.

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Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

It is must visit place, if you are trying to live the Hogwarts this is a must see along with the Magdalen College and Christ Church College. Several scene of the Harry Potter movie where filmed/inspired in this place.

Thank Diego A
Northampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

My partner and I went here and were both really impressed. The man at the gate was very friendly and helpful. The grounds and hall were well worth a visit, but the real 'jewel' is the chapel, which was really wonderful. We went in early February 2017, and it was very quiet and peaceful, though I'm sure that's not the... More 

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Perugia, Italy
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Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

I visited this college after having seen 4-5 colleges already, so I had really no expectations on New College. But surprisingly i found it the best (with Christ Church). The cloister is really a gem. And despite of others, this college entrance is free.

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