Oxford University – Magdalen College

Oxford University – Magdalen College

Date of Adventure: 4 Jan, 2023

Follow in the footsteps of Oscar Wilde, J.R Tolkien and C.S Lewis within the stunning grounds of Magdalen College, one of the 44 colleges that make up Oxford University. Set in 100 acres, which include the deer park and Addison’s Walk, Magdalen is regarded as one of Oxford’s prettiest Colleges. The cloisters, the architecture, the scenery! This is everything you are looking for in a quintessentially Oxford college, and more!

Children will love Addison’s Walk, the circular 1.5km route alongside the River Cherwell. Spot the herd of deer in the Deer Park, keep your eyes peeled for the resident heron and wave at the swathes of people happily punting and canoeing –  so idyllic. It’s fabulous for seasonal shows of snowdrops and bluebells too so mark it in your diary to re-visit then too!

There’s something quite special about wandering through the grounds of Magdalen College and you can’t help but think who, with it’s rich history and impressive alumni, has walked the same steps as you. This is definitely one the adults and children will appreciate in equal measure and it’s without doubt our favourite college too.


Free to Oxford residents (plus one guest)
Adults: £9.50
Over 65s, children, students: £8.50
Family ticket (2 adults and up to 3 children aged 7 or over): £28
Under 7's, OUP staff and alumni: Free
10am to dusk or 7pm, whichever is the earlier
Closed the public on a number of dates, see website
No booking required
The Old Kitchen Bar and Riverside Terrace is open Monday-Saturday from 10am - 5.30pm (closed on Sunday)
Visit the website for full accessibility statement as there is varying accessibility throughout the site
10 minutes from Headington roundabout
Any bus to town
There is a public car park in St Clements but best to travel by public transport
The details


Magdalen College, enter via the Porters Lodge, High Street, Oxford OX1 4AU

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