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Christ Church, Oxford

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4.3/5 based on 1,300+ reviews on the web
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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  • One of the most prestigious colleges. From the 16th century, many famous Englishmen came out of the walls of this here College Lewis Carroll was created "Alice", and many things associated with it. College students live and study, but on biletikam during certain hours, you can enter inside and see and yard and buildings, and even see the famous Hall from Harry Potter. And now there's lunch and the students and teachers. Crouch was not allowed, but you can take pictures. It is interesting to visit with guide
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  • OK you have to pay a small amount to get in but its worth every penny! The Cathedral, which also doubles as the College Chapel dates from 1160, is small but perfectly formed and over 300 years older t...  read more »
  • Not the oldest but surely one of the grandest colleges in Oxford. The church doubles a the catheral of Oxford and is worth the vsit but the must-see part is the dining hall. 
  • When we visited it today we were lucky and the flowers were in full bloom. We were treated to a beautiful garden on the way to the entrance and it was just gorgeous! Once inside we were wowed by the intricate decorations on the buildings, especially the ceilings, they are just amazing. Being a fan of Harry Potter I recognised the great Hall and the corridor and the staircase from the movies when we were inside, and got a bit excited, so if you are a Harry Potter fan you will love it. The hall is very beautiful, and the knowledgeable and friendly staff there will tell you about all the history if you are interested. The cathedral is also beautiful, especially (again) the ceilings, and the stain glassed windows, make sure you don't miss the one in the top left hand corner of the cathedral dedicated to Saint Frideswide. In my opinion I think that christ church is definitely on the list of not to be missed attractions in Oxford.
  • The college itself is quite a tourist attraction and can be quite pricey to enter if you're not a member of the university. The chapel is very beautiful with it's stained glass windows and historic elements. Additionally, the stairwells leading to the dining hall as well as the dining hall itself have contributed to the production of the Harry Potter movies.
  • Harry Potter fans flock here to see the Hogwarts sights but keep in mind that besides the staircase, the dining hall is not the same actual hall film site. Christchurch gets a lot of visitors so make sure to arrive on time before they draw a line in queue outside at about 4pm as last entry is 4.15pm. I happen to run Harry Potter Oxford tours and so I visit Christchurch often. I wish they would join the digital age and permit me to buy tickets online in advance, so I don't have to waste my and my clients' time waiting in the queues to get in.
  • An essential to see if you're visiting Oxford. You'll recognise it from multiple films, most famously it's Hall was used in Harry Potter. Beautiful.
  • This seems to be the grandest and most visited of the Oxford colleges, with an entry fee to match. Everything seems to be on a scale to inspire awe. For Harry Potter fans, this is a must - see, and the Hall feels as though it comes straight out of Hogwort's. Of course, the academic legacy of this college is very real, however. If you are looking for an intimate experience, then skip this one, but otherwise it is worth a visit.
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