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New College

Holywell Street, Oxford OX1 3BN, England
+44 1865 279500
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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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Holywell Street, Oxford OX1 3BN, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Far from being New it's actually one of the oldest Oxford colleges. Founded in 1379 by William of Wykeham its official title was the College of the Warden & Scholars of St. Mary's but soon became known as New to distinguish it from the other...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved wandering round this college. The chapel is amazing and the cloisters very beautiful. It was a suggested place from a free walking tour I did, and I went as I was told it was one of the locations for Harry Potter (the tree...More

1  Thank AUChrissie
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford. Founded in 1379, New College is one of the oldest of the Oxford colleges. The college grounds are among the largest of the colleges and the garden is said to be modelled on...More

Thank nellielim
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We visited New College with a guide. Beautiful buildings with a long history. Behind the college is a garden with an artificial hill in the center and using part of the ancient Oxford city walls as borderline.

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Less well known that it's illustrious peers such as Christ Church of All Souls, New College is a hidden gem. Stuffed full of interesting history, neo-gothic architectural highlights and also it's own bit of Harry Potter history (Fourth film, Google it!), you won't have to...More

Thank NowMoreWellTravelled
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Epitome of Goth ! reminded me of Harry Potter movies which were shot here in part.. Do attend one of the recitals in the chapel.. Very peaceful..

Thank Shweta G
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Lovely old college, well worth a visit at a reasonable admission cost. The cloisters and chapel well worth a the cost of admission alone. Sadly both there website and the signs around the site prohibit photography inside the buildings, which I think could have been...More

Thank Kevin P
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Wonderfull place. Quiet and very conservative, interesting to meet inside of college, where are students in their everyday activites. I seen there very different view on studying, where students had planned every activity as cricket, reading books in college gardens, studying inside colleges. Great to...More

Thank vintason
Reviewed 25 April 2017

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...More

Thank psychprofessor
Reviewed 23 April 2017

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...More

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