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Trinity College
Between its baroque chapel, extensive gardens, and historic buildings, Trinity is one of Oxford’s prettiest small colleges. Founded in 1555 by Sir Thomas Pope, it occupies a prime position in central Oxford, opposite the landmark Bodleian Library.

The Basics
Highlights of Trinity College include 18th-century buildings designed by acclaimed architect Sir Christopher Wren, the first baroque-style college chapel, and more than five carefully maintained green spaces featuring lavender, roses, and tree groves. Gain admittance to the chapel, the gardens, and the dining hall for a small fee, or choose a small-group walking or biking tour to hear stories and historic anecdotes from your guide. Stop by the college on a hop-on hop-off bus tour, or visit independently as part of a stroll around downtown Oxford.


Things to Know Before You Go
  • Trinity College is a must-see for history and architecture buffs.
  • Students and teachers live and work at this active educational institution, so avoid exploring stairwells or looking through windows.
  • Trinity College is accessible to wheelchairs and strollers.

How to Get There
Trinity College lies in the heart of downtown Oxford, opposite the Bodleian Library on Broad Street, and visitors typically explore on foot or by bicycle. Parking can be difficult, so it’s a good idea to arrive by public transportation or visit on a hop-on hop-off bus tour. Most London trains start from Paddington, while the popular Oxford Tube coach service stops at Notting Hill Gate, Shepherd’s Bush, Marble Arch, and Victoria. Drivers typically leave their vehicles in Park and Ride zones outside the city.

When to Get There
Trinity College closes occasionally for special events, though it’s typically open from late morning until noon, and then again in early afternoon. The dining hall closes for an extended lunch break. Visit in the morning to beat crowds, although in summer the college stays busy throughout the day.

The Different Trinity Colleges
One of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford, Trinity College was originally founded as a training house for Catholic priests in the 16th century. The name “Trinity” refers to a Christian concept of God as three identities: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. There are different Trinity Colleges scattered around the British Isles, including in the cities of Cambridge, Oxford, and Dublin, Ireland.
Address: Broad Street, Oxford, England
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Oxford University Walking Tour

Walk the halls of one of the world’s oldest and most famous universities on this walking tour of Oxford University. Get a glimpse of student life as you peek inside the famous Bodleian Library and see landmarks like the University Church of St Mary, the Bridge of Sighs and Trinity College. Learn about the prestigious university’s famous alumni, hear fascinating stories and anecdotes about its history, and see on-campus locations used in the Harry Potter films.
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'Inspector Morse' Filming Locations Tour in Oxford with College Visits

Visit filming locations from the British television series 'Inspector Morse,' as well as spin-offs 'Lewis' and 'Endeavour,' on this Oxford walking tour. With a guide, learn about the making of the detective show and visit Oxford University colleges to gain insight into what it might be like to be a student here. End with an invitation to solve a murder mystery at one of Morse's favorite pubs. Entrance fees to university locations are included; drinks are not.
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Oxford Christian History Tour

See a different side to popular Oxford during this comprehensive walking tour which provides a great introduction to the city itself, while also emphasizing the city’s Christian legacy and history, something few travelers get to explore in depth. Listen to stories from your guide about the Oxford Martyrs, Queen Mary Tudor, and even Harry Potter, as you pass by significant buildings.
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Oxford University and City Tour!

Enjoy an insider’s guide to Oxford University and the city itself during this student-led walking tour, during which you’ll learn about student life, university history, and more. Alongside a small-group of maximum eight visitors, see the city highlights and even visit a Harry Potter filming location, while your guide tells tales of duck hunts, tortoise races, and well-known authors.
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Private Oxford Bicycle Tour

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