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Balliol College

Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BJ, England
+44 1865 277777
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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.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good38%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BJ, England
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+44 1865 277777
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Balliol is quite simply the personification of English tradition, grace, charm and beauty. We loved the buildings and the garden. If only we were intelligent enough to be accepted to study there....

Thank Prigwort
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a local tour from tour information building and found it fascinating to see such an old college still in use. Can't imagine the history and students who called this home. loved it and the tour.

Thank Charles H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Strolling in Oxford we happened upon this college open day. interested to glimpse life at Oxford we ventured in. The setting was lovely and the historical feel really captured our interest.

Thank plum_persey
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great way to see Oxford is to do a walking tour of this lovely city. This is one of the stops and quite astounding. Cafeteria is Harry Potter like and the garden is lovely.

Thank Buzzard100
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Smaller college but worth seeing. Pretty gardens and eating hall like a tiny version of the great hall.

Thank Stephanie S
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

I had read about this college and its history for ages, so I had to visit. I was pleasantly surprised to find a "secret garden" tucked behind chapel. A beautiful quiet place to spend some time.

Thank Kate B
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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

The University of Oxford consists of individual colleges that form the university but each self-governing and separate. The oldest is Balliol College. Balliol has a large beautiful garden outside to enjoy the sun. It's not as busy with tourists as Christ Church. But it's nice...More

Thank Selina C
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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

The entry to this college was very reasonable, especially if you are entitled to a concession as I was. The porter at the gate was most helpful and did try to get us into the hall before it closed for lunch. Unfortunately, we weren’t in...More

Thank Sus1952
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Reviewed 23 March 2018

It was the first college we came up to. Worth a visit, as it is the oldest college. Has some famous and interesting alumni. Visit the dining hall.

Thank foodie2828
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Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

The Hall was open and was definitely the highlight of the visit along with the Chapel and the Sundial.

Thank CFC_Chick
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