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St Edmund Hall

Queen's Lane, Oxford OX1 4AR, England
+44 1865 279000
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Peaceful, beautiful college and grounds

I nearly missed the inconspicuous entrance which is off Queen's Lane, off the High Street. I... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2017
Jackie M
Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
Certainly the finest of the Medieval Halls left in Oxford

Certainly the finest of the Medieval Halls left in Oxford, if you do not worry about its actual... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2017
San Francisco, California
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Queen's Lane, Oxford OX1 4AR, England
+44 1865 279000
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Reviewed 15 September 2017

I nearly missed the inconspicuous entrance which is off Queen's Lane, off the High Street. I attended a meeting here and was charmed from the moment I walked through the gate and into the quad. The porters were very helpful and provided directions. We had...More

Thank Jackie M
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Certainly the finest of the Medieval Halls left in Oxford, if you do not worry about its actual college status it is probably the oldest college in Oxford in continuous teaching use. Founded in 1226 by St. Edmund of Abingdon (see emaciated statue in garden),...More

2  Thank Omnivore94127
Reviewed 1 July 2017

It was wonderful to visit this beautiful college where my husband had been an undergraduate years ago. It was established around the year 1236, before any other Oxford college was established and this pre-dates the university as a seat of learning. It is the only...More

Thank profjoypc
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

Teddy Hall is how St. Edmund Hall is affectionately known in Oxford. It's something of a paradox being as old as if not older than the university itself, being established, in 1236, and yet not accorded college status until 1957. This is because it was...More

Thank futtock21
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Beautiful chapel. Lovely old dining hall. Nice sun dial. A small but beautiful quad. Great photo opportunities.

Thank Charles K
Reviewed 7 January 2017

It's beautiful, and has the best porters in my opinion! There are little corners with gems of plantings and places to sit. The library is in a deconsecrated (but beautiful) church, and the combination of crumbling golden stone, quiet study and cheerful lack of pretension...More

Thank kincsem
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Such a beautiful, peaceful quad away from the hurly-burly of the main street. It has been newly renovated recently, which my husband wanted to see as we were in the area. The Porter is also so friendly and welcoming.

1  Thank Hils1967
Reviewed 6 April 2016

Front quad is a stunner. Actually a very historic college - alumni include Dudley Paycock (inventor of the trouser press) and Ken Dodd. I stayed for the Annual Conference of Naturalist Ergonomics - we were treated royally. The college library was probably the most peaceful...More

Thank 34Doris
Reviewed 8 March 2016 via mobile

Very pretty quad for a college that boasts itself as the oldest educational establishment in Oxford. Not the oldest college as became part of Oxford University in 1957. If you can arrange to see them, the library, old dining room, and chapel are well worth...More

Thank SteveAndJac
Reviewed 27 November 2015

I'm a bit biased as this was my college when I was at Oxford Uni years ago, but finding myself in Oxford for a few days looking for somewhere to stay, I thought I'd try out the college accommodation. The booking process was really straightforward,...More

2  Thank Kate G
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