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Christ Church, Oxford

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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. Using our online itinerary creator, Oxford attractions like Christ Church can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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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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  • Christchurch is one of the colleges of Oxford University and sits in the heart of the city. Founded in 1546, it is a cathedral as well as a college. The cathedral ministers to the whole diocese but it...  more »
  • A really stunning building. Fantastic pictures to be had. Although I could not go in it as it was closed I still managed to see what I wanted to see. A must visit when in Oxford.  more »
  • this is a place to wonder and admire English traditions and education/culture, expecting Harry Potter to appear around the corner. Highly impressive and very much worth a longer visit  more »
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  • Had a great little self-guided tour one afternoon. Great to slowly absorb the architecture, and relax in the surrounding gardens afterwards with a walk along the river in the sun. Hard to judge how busy it will be - the queue for tour groups will often be out of the doors, making it at times a little claustrophobic.
  • Very nice place to visit and see Oxford old buildings.
  • Awesome place with superb architecture! Must visit for Harry Potter fans as some of the scenes were shot here!
  • Magnificent college with an outstanding architecture..for Harry Potter fans there this is a must...big linea to get in but the wait and the price are well worth..lots of places for photo opportunities and the place can get crowded at times...beautiful and iconic university...Don't miss it and enjoy it
  • The true HP dining hall. Don't miss a tour with one of the cathedral's custodians. So much more information. Well worth it.