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Vanbrugh House Hotel

Vanbrugh House Hotel

0.1 mi from Balliol College
3.5 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (63 reviews)

Located in Oxford City Centre, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of New Theatre Oxford, Exeter College, and Covered Market …

£124
Old Bank Hotel

Old Bank Hotel

0.2 mi from Balliol College
4.5 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (344 reviews)

Located in Oxford City Centre, this family-friendly Oxford hotel is steps from All Souls College, University Church of St Mar …

£200
Malmaison Oxford

Malmaison Oxford

0.3 mi from Balliol College
4.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (477 reviews)

Located in Oxford City Centre, this romantic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Oxford Castle Unlocked, Christ Church Colleg …

£116
Old Parsonage Hotel

Old Parsonage Hotel

0.4 mi from Balliol College
4.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (236 reviews)

Located in Oxford City Centre, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of University of Oxford and Pitts Rivers Museum. Oxford …

£204
Mercure Oxford Eastgate Hotel

Mercure Oxford Eastgate Hotel

0.4 mi from Balliol College
4.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (498 reviews)

Located in Oxford City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of The Queen's College, University Church of St Mary the …

£104
Cotswold Lodge Hotel

Cotswold Lodge Hotel

0.7 mi from Balliol College
4.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (65 reviews)

Situated in Oxford, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of St. Anthony's College, Pitts Rivers Museum, and Oxford Universit …

£104
Oxford Spires Hotel

Oxford Spires Hotel

1 mi from Balliol College
4.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (993 reviews)

Located in the heart of Oxford, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Bate Collection and Christ Church College. …

£102
De Vere Oxford Thames

De Vere Oxford Thames

3.1 mi from Balliol College
4.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (305 reviews)

Located in Sandford-on-Thames, this spa hotel is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Kassam Stadium and within 3 mi (5 km) of Greyfriars …

£115
South Oxford Maisons - Peymans

South Oxford Maisons - Peymans

3.3 mi from Balliol College
3.5 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (2 reviews)

Located in Kennington, this apartment is 2 mi (3.3 km) from Kassam Stadium and within 6 mi (10 km) of Christ Church College …

£161
Oxford Abingdon Hotel

Oxford Abingdon Hotel

6.3 mi from Balliol College
3.0 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (216 reviews)

Situated in the historical district, this eco-friendly hotel is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Abingdon County Hall Museum and 1.3 mi …

£39

Pocket Guide: Oxford City Centre Balliol College Hotels

Oxfordshire is one of England's most attractive counties. Situated in the southeast of the country, it is a varied landscape of green fields and snaking rivers, and its proximity to London has always made it a popular holiday destination. Oxford itself is packed with attractions, not least of which are its ancient colleges, and Balliol is one of the most fascinating of these.

Balliol Women's Rights from Oxfordshire Hotels

Balliol College has the distinction of being one of the first major colleges in the United Kingdom to create opportunities for female students in the academic sphere. In a male-dominated society, women were allowed to come to Balliol and attend classes, the only stipulation being that 'some elder person' came along with them! At the time this was a pretty revolutionary step and helped pave the way for the later general emancipation of women.

Oxfordshire Hotels for Balliol History

Balliol College derives its name from a supporter of Henry III during the Baron's War of the 13th Century. The Bishop of Durham helped John Balliol establish a house for impoverished students in Oxford in 1260, and when he died nine years later his widow established the house as a college named after him. Balliol College started out with just 16 students registered there, each provided with eight pence per week allowance, and for several centuries it remained a small college. It does have several claims to fame during the medieval period, however, such as John Wycliffe the great church reformer being its Master in 1360.

When the English Civil War came along, Balliol College saw reduced enrolment and slid into debt, eventually lending all its valuable silver plate collection to the king in a bid for royal favour, although the loan was never repaid. Its fortunes only turned when property it owned in Northumberland was discovered to be sitting on a rich coal seam just in time for the Industrial Revolution.

When you visit Balliol College from your Oxfordshire hotel, such as the splendid Victoria House Hotel or Malmaison Oxford, be aware that you'll have to pay a small admission charge inside the main gate.

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