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Christ Church, Oxford

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#1 of 15 in Historic Sites in Oxford
In addition to serving as the cathedral church for the diocese of Oxford, Christ Church is one of the largest colleges of the University of Oxford. Traditionally considered the most aristocratic college of its university, the institution has produced thirteen British prime ministers, equal to the number produced by all 45 other Oxford colleges combined. John Locke, John Wesley, Robert Peel, William Gladstone, and W.H. Auden studied here, to name just a few notable alumni. Throughout its history, the college’s world-famous Cathedral Choir has attracted many distinguished composers and organists, with many award-winning recordings to its credit. Guided tours of the site’s historic buildings and its well-known art collection are available weekly. Personalized tours, tailored to individual interests, can also be arranged. Add Christ Church to your Oxford travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Oxford day trip planning app .
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  • Amazing architecture and a must see in Oxford. It's amazing that this place is still being used by students, it's not just a museum. However that means you have to visit between the student's meals as...  more »
  • I went prepared, however, the tour guide, but with a booklet with clear information about the places along the route. The site gives a good sense of history and tradition in the UK academic community. Several parts of the college has also used video recordings, for example. Harry Potter. Worth a visit but it was a bit expensive, and I was lucky that came when it was not very crowded. It easily becomes cramped so if there is a long queue, I would not go in.
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  • Honestly, if it wasn't for Harry Potter this site would have no raison d ' être. There are much cheaper and better to visit college
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  • Impressive historical part of Oxford. Great buildings and beautiful paintings adorn this place. Worth the visit even though it's a bit pricey to enter.
  • Wonderfully historical place,but don't forget it's actually a university dormitory, centrally located in the middle of Oxford. Breakfast in the great Hall great
  • Beautiful architecture and rich in history. Sadly we didn't had time for the tour but I reckon it'd be worth it
  • An extremely condescending and rude assistant; after learning of our foreign descent kept adding "I don't know if you know that word" or "If you are not English this will probably not make much sense to you" every other sentence throughout the tour (which was mostly common knowledge, a few interesting remarks about the architecture apart). Furthermore she did not change her behaviour after being told we understand her perfectly. Such an attitude came as a shock in a place meant to be both a visitor attraction and a place of worship.
  • Stunning Cathedral. You must look carefully at the beautiful ceiling. A real privilege to sing here.

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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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