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Balliol College, Oxford

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  • We had time to visit one college and it was Balliol. We were pleased with our choice. The gardens were particularly well designed and suited the architecture well. The portraits in the great hall were...  more »
  • Smaller than its neighbours and competitors (it's relative because each college is a city within the city), Balliol College is still worth a visit for the bucolic charm that comes out (very pretty gardens) and this side very british that is found in every part of the building into its refectory, very "Harry Potterien" since now, and the absence of another culture ", we are slightly contaminated by this representation ' childish" on the big screen. A halt to consider between shopping sessions, Balliol College is located in the centre, Broad Street, street famous for its bookshops, including the famous Blackwell, with its black front and letters gold, 48/50. A visit that is required to complete its oxfordienne culture.
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  • The oldest of the Oxford colleges is well worth an hour visit and much better value than Christchuch. The warden was most helpful letting me in as a concession as just short of becoming 60 but I would...  more »
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  • Beautiful place to visit ,in the main hall here you definitely feel the harry Potter thing going on , many great people have studied here so really worth a visit as it's right in the city centre.
  • A lovely old college
  • One of the most liberal college in Oxford. Sometimes the hall is open to public. Food is average but fantastic environment.
  • incredible place. Amazing Chapel and gardens.
  • Beautiful day out there!

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An inexpensive alternative to Oxford's pricey hotels, historical college room lodgings provide visitors with an opportunity to experience the city's old-world academic atmosphere without having to pass exams. Offering more than just comfortable beds and warm meals, centrally located college B&Bs provide visitors with a glimpse into the ancient world of Oxford academia. These rooms are mainly available during school vacations, when students clear out of their dormitories. At other times of year, explore the varied world of Oxford's elegant hotels and private guesthouses.
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