Magdalen CollegeCurrently Closed
- Address: High St., OxfordOX1 4AU, England, United Kingdom
- Timings: 01:00 pm - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +44018-65276000
- Ticket Price: 5 GBP
- Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
- Tags: Educational Site, Architecture
Magdalen College is truly, despite undeniably tough competition, one of the most beautiful colleges at Oxford. After all, this is the place that inspired the creation of characters in Narnia. It was founded in mid-15th century and soon became one of the richest colleges at Oxford.
Magdalen College has its own Deer Park and is situated on the banks of River Cherwell. In the past, the Deer Park area was put to numerous different uses. For a long time, the area was maintained as an orchard and has also been used as a location to house tractions engines. Herds of Fallow Deer are a common sight at the Park during winter months.
Many parts of the huge college grounds are ideal places to take quiet walks. Built in the early 1200s, Magdalen Tower is the oldest part of the college and can be accessed by visitors. The small chapel at Magdalen College is a beautiful structure and lends its solemnness and character to the entire place.
The likes of Oscar Wilde, C.S. Lewis and Edward Gibbons were members of the Magdalen College. Even today, the students of the college are known for their active presence in various academic clubs and societies, sports, and general social life. The college choir happens to be famous not only in Oxford, but throughout the world.
Magdalen College Travel Tips
- The pronunciation for Magdalen is ‘Maudlin’.
- No more than 20 people in a group.
Entrance Ticket Details For Magdalen College
- Concession on ticket prices is available.
- Tickets come with information leaflets which are available in a variety of languages.
Magdalen College Hours
- Opening hours vary from season to season.
- The recommended time to visit is at 3 pm.
- Magdalen College is open throughout the year.
How to Reach Magdalen College
- By Bus: Queens Lane (Stop K5) 108, 118, 270, 275, 280, LGW, LHR, X90.
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Magdalen College Reviews & Ratings
Visited bank holiday Monday which turned out to be lovely and sunny, took in the quaint stroll around Addisons walk / river Cherwell (you can find this walk easily on Google) - were looking forward to seeing the deer in the grounds but they were too far away to see too well and you couldn’t get closer as it was fenced off. Nice chapel & cloister area. Found a lot of areas were understandably private & so not accessible. Personally I think it should be free to go in on this basis as it wasn’t a very large place. £7.00 each is a bit steep in my opinion although it is steeped in history having Lewis Carrol listed as one of its famous lecturers.
Beautiful historical place,worth seeing in oxford.
An absolutely beautiful college.
Really beautiful college. Only a stones throw from where I live. They have deer in this college which was really amazing to see, especially in the city.
Probably one of the few colleges that looks more like a monastery or abbey than a college academically. Really nice gardens and greens, it's even got a pretty good deer park at the back. For a tourist, a lot of areas are closed for private only and so I can only speak for the accessible parts, which is just gorgeous when you go there by sunset (or sunrise) that just brings out the best of this place, the shadows and the light. Not free admission but that makes it so quiet without a lot of group tourists and it's just really worth a visit.