Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford

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In addition to serving as the cathedral church for the diocese of Oxford, Christ Church Cathedral 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 Cathedral to your Oxford travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Oxford day trip planning app .
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  • Harry Potter fans have a reason to visit this place, but even otherwise it is a beautiful place to see if you are in Oxford. Peaceful and quiet with lush green surroundings. Walking distance from the ...  more »
  • Amazing awesum ...a sight to behold . The grounds and architecture was amazing. The buildings were stately. Absolutely beautiful....  more »
  • This really is part of our history, one of our oldest colleges, The tour really only comprised the grounds, the great dining room and the Church, but all were magnificent and well worth a visit, a rea...  more »
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  • The place where Harry Potter took place. One part of the Oxford. Only parts of the place available to visitors while some parts currently under construction or maintenance. Better be careful when exam or mass taking place. Keep your volume down and enjoy your trip. Souvenirs shop available at the end of the route viewing the place. Please make sure you follow the route strictly to prevent accident. Admission fee £20/£8/£7 depends on your identity. Show student card for student discount.
  • Fantastic place where you can enjoy in Oxford. The hall decorations inspired Harry Potter movies. Is the best place you can visit in the city because the rest of universities are worthless. I do really recommend to visit this place in the morning otherwise it gets really crowded.
  • I love the architecture inside and I'm a fan of Harry Potter so I visited this place to see the location in Harry Potter film but I could see only the staircase. But overall was so beautiful. You may need to check from the ticket selling counter first to make sure you can see the part you want. If they have an event, they may close some parts you wanna see. Entrance free is about £6-7 for an adult.
  • Amazing place! It was an overwhelming visit. The architecture is really impressive, the outdoors are very tidy. I had a good time and the fact that I later found out about Harry Potter, is even better :)
  • Lovely cathedral when we visited there was a guest choir on for an hour which was brilliant. Very well kept, has a lovely atmosphere and good examples of all the usual church architecture windows etc. Shop selling the usual items.
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