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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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  • a race from London to visit a unique place. a journey through time. Unlike the movie characters portraits do not move.
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  • Well worth a visit, lovely buildings and gardens. A must if you are visiting Oxford. Halls and cathedral not expensive and well worth the money. Quite busy for a weekday  more »
  • Just south of main pedestrian area, must see college. Also starting point for nice walk to canal for punting or watching others.  more »
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  • A very impressive building and grounds a good choice to visit if you have kids. The Grand Hall was open during our visit and it was a highlight of the tour. The admission price was on par for the experience.
  • Really enjoyed the outside and inside. It is worth the 4.50 entry fee to see the harry potter hall and stair case.
  • 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.
  • Although the place with all its history is interesting and the great hall and cathedral beautifull, I did not think it validated the high entry fee. Especially since other colleges can be visited almost for free. Also it can be very busy and you are hurried through the great hall by the staff to make room for others.
  • Must visit if you are in Oxford. Check open hours before. Sometimes it gets crowded. A walk in the church's gardens can be very relaxing. Also, you can find here a mini-botanical garden