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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.
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Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BJ, England
+44 1865 277777
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is one of the 38 - three eight - colleges of Oxford and probably the oldest. It is an unforgettable experience and my thoughs were constantly recalling countles memories to novels and films where the college experience is a more or rless relevant part...More

Thank GiulioVeniVidi
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the oldest colleges in Oxford and very close to the drop-off point from the Pear Tree Park & Ride. Very reasonable price (about £6 for 3 of us) included a map of the college. Had lots of photo opportunities inside and great scenery....More

Thank Leiyu
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you visit just one college, then this is an excellent example right in the city centre on the corner of Broad Street and St Giles. An impressive layout of old buildings with some new additions set in lovely gardens. You have to pay to...More

Thank doversole
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This oldest Oxford college was founded in 1263 and is located in the historical center of Oxford. The Front Quad contains the oldest buildings like the impressive medieval hall w/ library & Master's Dining Room dating to 1431 while the attractive front façade w/ gateway...More

Thank T-Bird1974
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sir Herbert Asquith one of the three British Prime Ministers to have studied here (the others being Harold Macmillan and Edward Heath) referred to the effortless superiority of the Balliol man, nearly missing the point that Christ Church has produced no fewer than 13 Prime...More

Thank futtock21
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Not all the colleges in Oxford are available for visiting by the general public and some, like Balliol, charge a fee for entrance. The gardens are lovely; the chapel interesting, together with its connection with John Wycliffe; and the dining hall, with its portraits of...More

Thank randn94
Reviewed 4 June 2017

Very quiet and peaceful visit. The Great Hall was very atmospheric and interesting to see that Edward Heath went there.

Thank Nicola B
Reviewed 25 May 2017

this is another gem to go and see and is inexpensive to do.Open at certain times to the public and you can view the outside of the some buildings and enter the chapel (very good) and the hall (very interesting) but at certain times.The ticket...More

Thank Jennifer M
Reviewed 24 May 2017

One of the more beautiful of the old colleges at Oxford. The grounds and gardens, the dining hall -- I envy him his experience of a year in this beautiful place. Enjoyed talking to the porters too! That was fun!

Thank Elizabeth62-10
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Lovely to walk around the quadrangles admiring well kept flowerbeds , gazing at the ancient walls . To be invited into the chapel for a concert was special - free- choir sang modern songs beautifully.

Thank Marguerite W
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