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Founded in 1326 by King Edward II, this is the fifth oldest college at Oxford University.
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Oriel Square, Oxford OX1 4EW, England
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but very compact and pleasant to stay. Good breakfast in the atmospheric dining area. We were lucky enough to stay in one of the VIP rooms which overlooked the quad. The room was quaint but palatial.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed September 13, 2018

beautiful chapel (noone was singing then ) amazing dining hall and impressive library...what a view ot he quad from the large windows !!!

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank fredericmassey
Reviewed August 21, 2018

Well worth visiting. The quad is typically peaceful and beautiful, particularly during the summer months. The dining hall and chapel are spectacular.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank npres2n
Reviewed July 23, 2018

We visited the College when the literature and the web site said it would be open, but were disappointed to find it closed to the public. Not sure how you get round this problem. Planning visits doesn’t seem to be the answer - it’s rather...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Andrew S
Reviewed June 18, 2018

The grounds are beautiful and the buildings quirkily interesting. There is always a sense of calm, peace, fun and laughter here. One imagines the long stints of concentration, fight for focus and some sustained thinking going on behind these old walls.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Janito123
Reviewed April 10, 2018

The statue is high up on the wall facing the main road. I'd seen pictures of it before, but nothing beats going there to see it in person. The staff were helpful - tourists can get to see the statue even if the college itself...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank Hew001
Reviewed April 8, 2018

We dipped into Oriel college while on a walking tour and were taken into the dining room,it was amazing to see all of the people who had been through the doors of this college either in stained glass or portraits. We also got to see...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Susan J
Reviewed March 19, 2018

We stayed in the college overnight and it was a really great location. Nice grounds and welcoming staff. Room was spacious & clean with tea and coffeee making facilities. Breakfast was included & the dining hall was like something from Harry Potter. Nice chapel too.

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank calsilver77
Reviewed February 15, 2018

Two lovely quads within a historic setting of wonderful buildings. Take a few moments to walk round the quads and then visit the Chapel in the corner - you can smell the candles. Lastly visit the main hall together with it's hammer beamed ceiling.

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank gagensl24
Reviewed February 8, 2018 via mobile

Oriel college was founded by King Edward the second in 1326 and is located on the high street in Oxford city centre. It has a great library and chapel and is well worth visiting.

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank rayrest
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