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Magdalen College

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Founded in 1458, with a handsome main quadrangle and a supremely monastic air, Magdalen (pronounced maud-lin) is one of the most impressive of Oxford's colleges and attracts its most artistic students. Alumni include such diverse people as P.G. Wodehouse, Oscar Wilde, and John Betjeman. The school's large, square tower is a famous local landmark. To enhance your visit, take a stroll around the Deer Park and along Addison's Walk; then have tea in the Old Kitchen, which overlooks the river.

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  • Address: High St., Oxford, OX1 4AU | Map It
  • Phone: 01865/276000
  • Cost: £5
  • Hours: July–Sept., daily noon–7 or dusk; Oct.–June, daily 1–6 or dusk
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  • Location: Oxford
Updated: 05-28-2014

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    The best Oxford College to visit

    Definitely the best of Oxford's many colleges to visit. Has a very nice chapel, several striking towers, and an extensive park and grounds to walk in. As with all Oxford Colleges, be prepared for the possibility of it being closed to visitors with no prior notice.

    by bachslunch, 4/22/08

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