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Macdonald Randolph Hotel
Macdonald Randolph Hotel

Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2LN

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4 out of 5 (688 reviews)

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

£167
Royal Oxford Hotel
Royal Oxford Hotel

Park End Street, Oxford OX1 1HR

3.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (231 reviews)

These hotel accommodations are located throughout the area in Oxford.

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Vanbrugh House Hotel
Vanbrugh House Hotel

20-24 St Michaels Street, Oxford OX1 2EB

3.5 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (34 reviews)

Situated in Oxford, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of New Theatre Oxford, Exeter College, and Covered Market. Ashmolean …

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Jurys Inn Oxford
Jurys Inn Oxford

Godstow Road, Oxford OX2 8AL

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3.6 out of 5 (611 reviews)

Situated in Oxford, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of St. Anthony's College, Pitts Rivers Museum, and Oxford University …

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The Great Observatory Peymans
The Great Observatory Peymans

47 Observatory Street, Oxford OX2 6EP

3.5 out of 5.0

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

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The Ridings Guest House
The Ridings Guest House

280 Abingdon Road, Oxford OX1 4TA

3.0 out of 5.0
3.3 out of 5 (97 reviews)

Situated in Oxford, this guesthouse is within 1 mi (2 km) of Bate Collection and Christ Church College. Covered Market and …

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Travelodge Oxford Abingdon Rd
Travelodge Oxford Abingdon Rd

Abingdon Road, Oxford OX1 4XG

£57
Oxford Thames Four Pillars Hotel
Oxford Thames Four Pillars Hotel

Henley Road, Oxford OX4 4GX

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4.4 out of 5 (247 reviews)

Situated on the riverwalk, this spa hotel is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Kassam Stadium and within 3 mi (5 km) of Greyfriars Oxfor …

£114
The Westwood Hotel
The Westwood Hotel

Hinksey, Hill Top, Near Boars Hill, Oxford OX1 5BG

3.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (78 reviews)

Situated in a rural location, this hotel is 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from Greyfriars Oxford and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Christ Church …

£145
Lane House B&B
Lane House B&B

Eynsham Road, Oxford OX2 9NL

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4.5 out of 5 (22 reviews)

Situated in Oxford, this bed & breakfast is within 6 mi (10 km) of Said Business School, Ashmolean Museum, and Exeter College …

£92
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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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