Magdalen College
Magdalen Bridge, Oxford OX1 4AU Route Planner
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Jul-Sep: noon-7pm; rest of year: 1pm-6pm - closed 21-31 Dec


The college, once the Hospital of St John, was founded in 1456. The wall along the High Street dates from the 13C. The chapel, bell tower and cloister are late Perpendicular. The 46m-high bell tower, remains the most perfect structure in Oxford, as James I once said. The unforgettable gargoyles on the buttresses of the cloister are a defining feature of the main quad. After looking around you could take time out in the magnificent grounds, where deer roam free.


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