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Balliol College

Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BJ, England
+44 1865 277777
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Oxford, Stratford and the Cotswold Villages Day Trip from London
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Part of the University of Oxford, Balliol College was founded in 1263 by John Balliol and was one of the first colleges to create academic opportunities for women.
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  • Very good39%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
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Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BJ, England
+44 1865 277777
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was lucky enough to visit just after it opened so I almost had it to myself. £3 entry and a very informative leaflet to guide yourself round. Beautiful chapel, lovely dining hall, splendid gardens, wonderful architecture. It was the college which two of my...More

Thank farwriter
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the experience of enjoying the evening meal in the magnificent dining hall decorated with portraits of some of the college's alumni including several Prime Ministers of the UK. The atmosphere of knowledge and history is everywhere - the college was founded in the...More

Thank Popeye500
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I attended an alumnus event at Balliol (former Balliolite myself) and thoroughly enjoyed it. The college is now much more hi-tech and interactive than before, with WiFi and electronic coverage. Furthermore, numerous parts have been renovated and now look much more pleasant than when I...More

Thank canyouplay0
Reviewed 30 October 2017

We spent two hours here, just enjoying the beautiful grounds. If you are going to study hard, at least being outside will give you a lot of joy. There we plant species we wished we knew where they came from and what they were. The...More

Thank urnana
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Fans of Morse and Lewis will recognize this college. The chapel is beautiful. Most colleges in Oxford are openend for visitors in the afternoon from 14.00 - 16.00 hours Note the Hall is dueing terms closed between 12.000 and 14.00 hours

Thank OffringaRichard
Reviewed 5 October 2017

A guide that was showing us around wanted us to see the inside of one of the Oxford colleges and a traditional dining hall and this college happened to be open. The admission fee was really small I think like 3.50. We only spent about...More

Thank SueMPA
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Prior to our booked Oxford tour, my sister in law and our kids paid to explore Balliol College. Heralded as one of the oldeest Colleges of the University, we were given a map of notable landmarks to wander through the stately grounds. Very informative, but...More

Thank SMO2015
Reviewed 25 September 2017

So may wonderful old buildings to see and admire but we chose this as one and were not disappointing. Wonderful little winding walkways leading to all corners of the buildings.

Thank Donal J
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Don't waste your money. Half the rooms were closed and not open to the public. Whilst most of the other colleges were free to enter and just as nice

Thank melcox769
Reviewed 24 September 2017

We paid the 3 pound admission to see this college. We went here partly because it was easy to get to from where we were, and partly because our walking tour guide said he was a student of this college so we wanted to see...More

Thank Lisa T
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