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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.
Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BJ, England
+44 1865 277777
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Reviewed 4 days ago

it cost only £1 to visit the college. We had access to the chapel and great hall and walked round the grounds unhindered. There was plenty of seating for rests in the very hot weather. A friendly staff member allowed me to use the lift...More

Thank lynnejames58
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the first college we toured and was done during a walking tour. A wonderful introduction to the Oxford college system but there are more impressive colleges to tour such as Magdalen.

Thank Patricia T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unbelievably old and so beautiful, was taken back in time as I walked through the grounds and buildings of this college.

Thank Jan B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had toured around the college earlier in the week, but then our tour group had its farewell dinner at Balliol on the last night of their term, in a private dining room. It was both merry and solemn, an experience and good food, and...More

Thank Dana Elaine C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Certainly well worth a visit, and they will give you a brief guide to assist your walk around the site at the Porters' Lodge. One bonus is the cup of tea you can buy in the Buttery. Harry Potter fans should make sure they visit...More

Thank lornabookworm
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went on a tour of this college which was interesting. Probably the colleges are much a like, but it is very nice to see one of them from the inside and learn about student life - and the history of the colleges. This is one...More

Thank EllenChr
Reviewed July 14, 2018

Balliol is situated on Broad Street in the centre of Oxford and is next to Trinity College. Admission costs £3 or £1 concessions. For this you also get an illustrated guide with map. The college was founded in 1263 and is arguably the oldest in...More

Thank Wendyloued
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Although a small university it is full of character at at £1.00 entrance worth a visit. The gardens are amazing and very well kept buy a sandwich at the Buttery and if it is a nice day (which it was on my visit), sit on...More

Thank Pensionisa
Reviewed July 3, 2018

We went on a guided walking tour through different Oxford colleges but spent a great deal of time in this one, and really enjoyed it. The history behind it is amazing and it is best known for the training in politics, in fact 3 or...More

Thank Lola M
Reviewed July 3, 2018 via mobile

Balliol is a traditional college and the dining hall in which breakfast is served is spectacular. The rooms are simple as expected with it being part of a university. Despite this they are very large. Balliol only has single rooms.

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