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Macdonald Randolph Hotel
Macdonald Randolph Hotel

Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2LN

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4 out of 5 (696 reviews)

Located in the heart of Oxford, this luxury hotel is steps from Oxford Playhouse and Ashmolean Museum. Exeter College and …

£164
The Tower House
The Tower House

15 Ship Street, Oxford OX1 3DA

3.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (242 reviews)

Located in the heart of Oxford, this inn is steps from Trinity College, Exeter College, and Covered Market. Sheldonian Theatr …

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Euro Bar and Hotel
Euro Bar and Hotel

48 George Street, Oxford OX1 2AQ

3.0 out of 5.0
1.9 out of 5 (50 reviews)

Located in the heart of Oxford, this inn is within a 10-minute walk of New Theatre Oxford, Ashmolean Museum, and Exeter …

£85
The Head of the River
The Head of the River

Folly Bridge, Oxford OX1 4LB

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3.9 out of 5 (124 reviews)

Situated on a river, this inn is within a 10-minute walk of Bate Collection and Christ Church College. Covered Market and …

£150
The Oxford Osney Arms
The Oxford Osney Arms

45 Botley Road, Oxford OX2 0BP

3.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (163 reviews)

Situated in Oxford, this guesthouse is within 1 mi (2 km) of Said Business School, Ashmolean Museum, and Exeter College. …

£77
Browns
Browns

281 Iffley Road, Oxford OX4 4AQ

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4.5 out of 5 (4 reviews)

Situated in Oxford, this guesthouse is within 2 mi (3 km) of Greyfriars Oxford, University Church of St Mary the Virgin, an …

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Red Mullions Guest House
Red Mullions Guest House

23 London Road, Oxford OX3 7RE

4.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (2 reviews)

Situated in Oxford, this guesthouse is within 2 mi (3 km) of Headington Shark, University Church of St Mary the Virgin, and …

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Hill Farm
Hill Farm

Mill Lane, Oxford OX3 0QF

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4.6 out of 5 (26 reviews)

Situated in Oxford, this bed & breakfast is within 6 mi (10 km) of Oxford Brookes University, University Church of St Mary th …

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Diana's Bed and Breakfast
Diana's Bed and Breakfast

2a Harefields, Oxford OX2 8NS

2.5 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (10 reviews)

Situated near the airport, this bed & breakfast is within 3 mi (5 km) of St. Anthony's College, Pitts Rivers Museum, and …

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The Chequers Inn
The Chequers Inn

6 The Green, Witney OX29 4DG

3.5 out of 5.0
3.5 out of 5 (13 reviews)

Situated in Witney, this inn is 3.1 mi (5 km) from Oxford Bus Museum and within 6 mi (10 km) of Blenheim Palace and Ashmolean …

£85
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Pocket Guide: Oxford Brasenose College Hotels

Oxford is fairly brimming over with historic cities and villages, cultural treasures and some of the best theme parks and stately homes in the country. The great colleges of Oxford University are particularly interesting, and when you come to Oxford and stay at one of the city's numerous hotels or guesthouses you'll be within easy walking distance of these often-ancient seats of learning. Brasenose College is a fine example of one of these distinguished old buildings.

Oxfordshire Hotels for Brasenose College

Brasenose College was founded in 1509 by the Bishop of Lincoln on the site of an older hall. The college's unusual name probably derives from a lion-faced brass knocker of the 12th Century that was affixed to the old hall. This original 'brazen nose' was basically stolen from the hall by a group of students and dons in 1333 and removed to Stamford, where their idea was to found another rival university. Remarkably, it was recovered centuries later in 1890, when Brasenose College purchased the building which had acquired it.

Historical Brasenose College from Oxfordshire Hotels

The attractive Old Quadrangle in the centre of Brasenose was built in 1509, with the outer battlements and gables added later. During the 1650s Interregnum a library and chapel were added, and a New Quadrangle constructed in the late 1880s.

Brasenose College has a cosy and even intimate atmosphere, which you'll certainly feel when you pay a visit from a local Oxfordshire hotel such as the Old Bank Hotel or The Buttery. The entrance is on Radcliffe Square, and to get in to the main part of the college you pass through a strong gate tower which takes you directly into the Old Quadrangle. The big sundial on the north wall is of particular interest, and over the high table in the main hall you can see the original 12th century Brazen Nose itself.

Other attractions which you can view on a visit to Brasenose from your Oxfordshire hotel include the magnificent stained glass in the chapel's west window, and the 15th century chapel roof, which conceals a plaster fan vault.

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