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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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All reviews dining hall edward heath two world wars a private dining room round the grounds broad street alma mater self guided beautiful chapel harry potter entrance fee student life christ church steeped in history oxford city centre worth a visit walking tour
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful college in the heart of Oxford and has a great culture to the college. The quads are a must see

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank thomasbB3773WO
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were given a guide and told to make our way to the hall as it would be closing soon for the students lunchtime. The guide pointed out what to look for and suggested a route which was helpful.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank lynda2092016
Reviewed February 12, 2019

Tranquility and calm, even on a somber November afternoon. The gardens were still wonderful with interesting nooks and corners for conversation and contemplation. The architecture takes you straight back to the foundations of academic life in Oxford. Thought provoking!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank steveV9827SR
Reviewed January 3, 2019

Inspector Morse - "olim. non abiit." Balliol's old common room was used as the scene in Inspectot Morse - Day of the Devil as the burser's office. Wonderful, wooden paneled great hall dinning where the weight of expectation and greatest hangs thick in the air....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Benjamindrfranklin
Reviewed December 26, 2018

We came across Balliol College by chance while wandering around the Oxford university campus. We saw a number of buildings and Balliol is certainly impressive. It is in fact quite old, having been established back in 1263 by John Balliol, a rich landowner who provided...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Dimitris L
Reviewed December 7, 2018

Conveniently located (across from the tourist office) college. They give you a map to help you walk through most areas. Friendly welcome. Beautiful campus.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank nff101743
Reviewed October 23, 2018

We brought our American visitors here to show them what an Oxford University college looks like, and going back to 1273, they were very impressed. The college is small, and it's possible to see all of it in under an hour, if you are in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Kozwotsit
Reviewed September 25, 2018

We visited this college during a walking tour of Oxford and found it to be both beautiful and interesting. Be sure to take a look at the dining room if possible.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Phil R
Reviewed September 23, 2018

Balliol charges £3 entrance fee, £1 concessions. For this you should be able to see the chapel, hall, quad and gardens. As with all colleges, some of these may be closed at any time. I visited free with Oxford Open Doors and fortunately all of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Dave_Cowley_Road
Reviewed September 22, 2018

Although college was open to visitors, for £3 each, the Fellows Garden and great hall were closed that day, which didn't leave us with much to see, so we thought we'd stop for a coffee in the Buttery. We went in and there was only...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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