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Address: High Street, Oxford OX1 4AL, England
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Founded by Henry VI and Henry Chichele in 1438, the college today serves...

Founded by Henry VI and Henry Chichele in 1438, the college today serves primarily as an academic research institution at the University of Oxford.

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Only for the initiated

Most of my All Souls' knowledge must, perforce, remain secret. To those who do penetrate, we offer a mallard ceremony every 127 years and arcane rituals based around the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Most of my All Souls' knowledge must, perforce, remain secret. To those who do penetrate, we offer a mallard ceremony every 127 years and arcane rituals based around the three-legged woodcutter and his chartered accountant with dandruff. Hawksmoor's twin towers are a clue to the true identity of Jack the Ripper - all in all, a must visit.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

how do you tell these colleges apart? weird vibe, no food available. at least I guess it's free? also it rained when i was there

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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382 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

The thing that stood out when we first came was the magnificient sun dial - Christopher Wren's. There are some nice photo opportunities in the quad. The chapel is worth visiting.

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1 Thank Charles K
NYC
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17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2016

In my opinion, All Souls is the true face of Oxford! A trip to the past without the burden of luggage ( and it can be done often) most probably more often than I did... it took me 28 years to go back. I adore the atmosphere, not to mention the air around the incredible buildings. I would spend hours... More 

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Toronto
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161 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2015

Want a free tour? This college is free to enter. Just smile and say hi to the friendly guard. Check out the beautiful chapel, which is still being used for services. Check out when they have it and you might be able to get yourself a treat. Architecturally pleasing to the eyes. You are walking among those brilliant minds who... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
Reviewed 29 July 2015

Great location to get away from the hoards of Oxford tourists. Reception staff excellent, friendly and informative. Well worth a visit, and it's free !

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2015

All Souls College it's mysterious and beautiful. Little advise...before you visit Oxford check the opening days/hours for visitors to avoid disappointments. Most of the colleges are closed during the summer season. Well worth to go to see all the Oxford college's.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2015

Well worth a visit, so must history and unbelievable architecture, this and Christ Church are so very grand.

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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 May 2015

The college is only open at certain times so it is worth checking online before attempting to visit. We were lucky to stumble across it whilst it was open. The staff member who greeted us was very friendly and entry to the college is free. Inside we took in the grounds which seem like a quiet oasis away from the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 18 February 2015

If All Souls College is closed while you are in Oxford, fear not. You can have a fantastic view into the quad from nearby University Church. It is only £4 to access the church tower and you will also get unrivalled views of the Radcliffe Camera. The college was founded in 1438 by Henry VI and the Archbishop of Canterbury... More 

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