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Merton College, Oxford

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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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  • Entered Merton at 17h30 and discovered beautiful buildings including a magnificent chapel. The evensong was breath taking with a very impressive organ and wonderful mixed choir singing the ancient Eng...  more »
  • While I walked by a number of the buildings that make up Merton, I went specifically one afternoon to the evensong service in the college chapel. It was beautiful, peaceful, a quietude I needed. Lovel...  more »
  • Merton is by far the best college in Oxford, a hidden gem. It is lesser known than its neighbour Christ Church but much more beautiful and peaceful. A tranquil step back in time from the hustle and bu...  more »
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  • Beautiful college and free entry if you say you want to pray in the chapel. Formal hall food is ok.
  • This college feels both deeply historic and incredibly intimate. Some of the oldest parts of Oxford are within these walls and I found it to be a welcome contrast to the crowds of neighboring Trinity. The grounds provided ample opportunity to sit and think peacefully, and it wasn't hard for me to picture Tolkien being invigorated by the setting.
  • I visited the college for a conference in the TS Eliot Lecture theatre. It's a beautiful college and the lecture theatre is the best I've ever been to. Very comfortable leather seats, great catering in the old college hall, and lovely gardens to walk around between lectures.
  • Deeply historic
  • Splendid