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Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford

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#3 of 20 in Historic Sites in Oxford
Castle · Hidden Gem · Educational Site
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In addition to serving as the cathedral church for the diocese of Oxford, Christ Church Cathedral is one of the largest colleges of the University of Oxford. Traditionally considered the most aristocratic college of its university, the institution has produced thirteen British prime ministers, equal to the number produced by all 45 other Oxford colleges combined. John Locke, John Wesley, Robert Peel, William Gladstone, and W.H. Auden studied here, to name just a few notable alumni. Throughout its history, the college’s world-famous Cathedral Choir has attracted many distinguished composers and organists, with many award-winning recordings to its credit. Guided tours of the site’s historic buildings and its well-known art collection are available weekly. Personalized tours, tailored to individual interests, can also be arranged. Add Christ Church Cathedral to your Oxford travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Oxford day trip planning app.
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  • Interesting experience, seen this place not only in movies but in real now. Can see not just amazing architecture but also real student life who live, studies there. Of course, most recognized places....  more
    Interesting experience, seen this place not only in movies but in real now. Can see not just amazing architecture but also real student life who live, studies there. Of course, most recognized places....  more »
  • This is an amazing place. The best part is the staff and volunteers helping one navigate the tour. They are so friendly and helpful in all places visitors (tours) can go. The Hall is breath taking... 
    This is an amazing place. The best part is the staff and volunteers helping one navigate the tour. They are so friendly and helpful in all places visitors (tours) can go. The Hall is breath taking...  more »
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  • Beautiful location. Audio tour is a must, much information told which i never knew. We went at the end of november and there was construction almost everywhere we looked, so 75% of the time we had an awe inspiring view. Signage for tour were obscure at some places, causing you to miss whole sections. Guides were available but not at the confusing areas. We went when a ceremony was happening as well and it was pretty neat to see the graduates in their full ceremonial dress.
  • Inspirational from an educational perspective, magnificent from an architectural and historical view! There are several links to movie and important literature and the audio guides were top class, informative without being overbearing

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