Christ Church Cathedral

Currently Closed
  • Address: St Aldate's Oxford OX1 1DP, United Kingdom
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 04:15 pm Details
  • Phone: +44018-65276150
  • Ticket Price: 9 EUR
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Religious Site, Family And Kids, Cathedral

The largest college and cathedral church at University of Oxford, Christ Church is a truly magical place. It was established in 1524 as a Cardinal’s College. The college is an architectural marvel. It was designed and adorned by Pre-Raphaelites William Morris and Edward Burne-Jones. Since its creation, it has inspired the creation of many academic institutions around the world.

Don’t be surprised if your brain starts playing the Harry Potter theme song as you take your first steps into the Great Hall at Christ Church. The place graciously lent its magic to the filming of the Harry Potter movies. The college’s Great Hall, staircases, hallways were used for various scenes in the movie. The place has had a long and eventful relationship with literature. The Christ Church features in Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Yeats’ poetry and was quoted by Shakespeare himself!

  • Apart from producing British and international politicians by the dozen, Christ Church has notable alumni in other fields too. Many celebrated academicians, novel prize winners, scientists have walked these halls. Albert Einstein and Lewis Carroll were students here.
  • Visitors can take guided tours at the Christ Church. The tour lasts approximately an hour after which you are free to explore the area by yourself. 
  • Mad Hatter’s Tea Party – enjoy a well thought out tea party in the Christ Church’s magnificent hall and participate in a lively talk on Lewis Carroll, celebrated alumni and author. They also offer a pre-tea tour of places at Chris Church that inspired Lewis Carroll.

If you feel that a few hours at this hallowed place are just not enough, you might be in luck - on few occasions every year, Christ Church provides visitors the chance to stay on the premises.

  • Not all parts of Christ Chair can be accessed through wheelchairs.
  • Major events and tours can be booked online. Places sell out very quickly so make sure you book well in advance.
  • Since Christ Church is a fully functional religious and academic institution, some areas of the premises might be closed without prior notice.

  • Children under 5 get free entry.
  • Concessions are available for students carrying student IDs, senior citizens, family groups and children (5-17 years).
  • Rates vary to some extent when the Hall and/or Cathedral are closed. Rates are also different for different months. Consult website.

  • The Hall often remains closed between 11:40am and 2:30pm.

  • By Bus: St Aldates (Stop H2) – 23, 300. St Aldates (Stop H5) – Oxford Tube, OXF, T1, X1, X1C, X2 , X32, X33, X34, X39, X40, X90.

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  • Christ Church Cathedral Address: St Aldate's Oxford OX1 1DP, United Kingdom
  • Christ Church Cathedral Contact Number: +44018-65276150
  • Christ Church Cathedral Timing: 10:00 am - 04:15 pm
  • Christ Church Cathedral Price: 9 EUR
  • Best time to visit Christ Church Cathedral(preferred time): 11:00 am - 01:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Christ Church Cathedral: 03:00 Hrs
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  • 22.44% of people who visit Oxford include Christ Church Cathedral in their plan

  • 94.79% of people start their Christ Church Cathedral visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Christ Church Cathedral

Monday, Saturday and Sunday

54.55% of people prefer walking in order to reach Christ Church Cathedral

People normally club together Oxford Covered Market and University Church Of St. Mary The Virgin while planning their visit to Christ Church Cathedral.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
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  • What are visiting times for the dining hall on a Monday

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    • Hi,

      Would recommend to call up on  44 1865 276155 for the latest and updated dining hall timings. 

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