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Macdonald Randolph Hotel

Macdonald Randolph Hotel

0.3 mi from Brasenose College

Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2LN

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4 out of 5 (838 reviews)

Located in Oxford City Centre, this luxury hotel is steps from Oxford Playhouse and Ashmolean Museum. Exeter College and …

£156
Malmaison Oxford

Malmaison Oxford

0.4 mi from Brasenose College

3 Oxford Castle, Oxford OX1 1AY

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4.2 out of 5 (440 reviews)

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

£159
Cotswold Lodge Hotel

Cotswold Lodge Hotel

0.8 mi from Brasenose College

66a Banbury Road, Oxford

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4.1 out of 5 (45 reviews)

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

£140
Oxford Spires Hotel

Oxford Spires Hotel

0.9 mi from Brasenose College

Abingdon Road, Oxford OX14PS

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4 out of 5 (965 reviews)

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

£113
Travelodge Oxford Abingdon Rd

Travelodge Oxford Abingdon Rd

1.5 mi from Brasenose College

Abingdon Road, Oxford OX1 4XG

£57
The Tree Hotel at Iffley

The Tree Hotel at Iffley

1.8 mi from Brasenose College

63 Church Way, Tree Lane, Oxford OX4 4EY

3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Iffley, this hotel is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Greyfriars Oxford and within 3 mi (5 km) of South Park and Christ Churc …

£81
Remont Oxford Hotel

Remont Oxford Hotel

2.3 mi from Brasenose College

367 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 7PL

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4 out of 5 (4 reviews)

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

£116
Jurys Inn Oxford

Jurys Inn Oxford

2.6 mi from Brasenose College

Godstow Road, Oxford OX2 8AL

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3.8 out of 5 (800 reviews)

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

£72
De Vere Oxford Thames

De Vere Oxford Thames

3 mi from Brasenose College

Henley Road, Oxford OX4 4GX

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4.4 out of 5 (294 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 …

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Macdonald Bear Hotel

Macdonald Bear Hotel

7.8 mi from Brasenose College

Park Street, Woodstock OX20 1SZ

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4.2 out of 5 (280 reviews)

Located in the heart of Woodstock, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Oxfordshire Museum and Blenheim Palace.

£80

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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