Attractions

Top Choice College in Oxford

Christ Church

The largest of all of Oxford’s colleges, with 650 students, and the one with the grandest quad, Christ Church is also its most popular. Its magnificent buildings, illustrious history and latter-day fame as a locatio…
Top Choice Library in Oxford

Bodleian Library

Oxford's Bodleian Library is one of the oldest public libraries in the world and quite possibly the most impressive one you'll ever see. Visitors are welcome to wander around the central quad and the foyer exhibitio…
Top Choice Museum in Oxford

Pitt Rivers Museum

Hidden away through a door at the back of the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, this wonderfully creepy anthropological museum houses a treasure trove of half a million objects from around the world – mor…
Top Choice Museum in Oxford

Ashmolean Museum

Britain's oldest public museum, second in repute only to London's British Museum, was established in 1683 when Elias Ashmole presented the university with the collection of curiosities amassed by the well-travelled …
College in Oxford

Magdalen College

Set amid 40 hectares of private lawns, woodlands, river walks and deer park, Magdalen (mawd-lin), founded in 1458, is one of the wealthiest and most beautiful of Oxford’s colleges. It has a reputation as an artistic…
College in Oxford

Merton College

Founded in 1264, Merton is the oldest of Oxford’s three original colleges (the other two being Balliol and University) and the first to adopt collegiate planning, bringing scholars and tutors together into a formal …
College in Oxford

New College

Established in 1379, New College was the first in Oxford for undergraduates and is a fine example of the glorious Perpendicular Gothic style. The chapel is full of treasures, including superb medieval stained glass …
Cathedral in Oxford

Christ Church Cathedral

From the Christ Church college quad, you access 12th-century Christ Church Cathedral. It was originally the abbey church and then the college chapel, but it was declared a cathedral by Henry VIII when he broke from …
College in Oxford

All Souls College

One of the wealthiest and most peaceful Oxford colleges, All Souls was founded in 1438 as a centre of prayer and learning. It's one of several graduate colleges, though it doesn't accept just any old Oxford graduate…
College in Oxford

Brasenose College

Founded in 1509 but part of Oxford University since 1262, this small, select and elegant college is named after a 'brass nose', or a brazen door-knocker. It's believed that rebellious students took the knocker all t…