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Macdonald Randolph Hotel
Macdonald Randolph Hotel

Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2LN

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4 out of 5 (819 reviews)

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

£143
Oxford Spires Hotel
Oxford Spires Hotel

Abingdon Road, Oxford OX14PS

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4 out of 5 (938 reviews)

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

£94
Cherwell Guest House
Cherwell Guest House

137 Iffley Road, Oxford OX4 1EJ

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3.2 out of 5 (113 reviews)

Situated in Oxford, this guesthouse is within a 15-minute walk of Greyfriars Oxford and South Park. University Church of St …

£70
YHA Oxford - Hostel
YHA Oxford - Hostel

2a Botley Road, Oxford OX2 0AB

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3.8 out of 5 (73 reviews)

Located in Oxford City Centre, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Said Business School, Ashmolean Museum, and Exeter …

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Lakeside Guest House
Lakeside Guest House

118 Abingdon Road, Oxford OX1 4PZ

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4.4 out of 5 (118 reviews)

Situated in Oxford, this guesthouse is within a 15-minute walk of Bate Collection and Christ Church College. Covered Market …

£92
Sportsview Guest House
Sportsview Guest House

106-110 Abingdon Road, Oxford OX1 4PX

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3.5 out of 5 (21 reviews)

Situated in Oxford, this guesthouse is within a 15-minute walk of Bate Collection and Christ Church College. Covered Market …

£76
The Ridings Guest House
The Ridings Guest House

280 Abingdon Road, Oxford OX1 4TA

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3.2 out of 5 (119 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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The Terrace
The Terrace

59 Howard St, Oxford OX4 3AY

3.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Oxford, this guesthouse is within 1 mi (2 km) of Greyfriars Oxford and South Park. University Church of St Mary …

£80
De Vere Oxford Thames
De Vere Oxford Thames

Henley Road, Oxford OX4 4GX

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4.4 out of 5 (285 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 …

£90
Malmaison Oxford
Malmaison Oxford

3 Oxford Castle, Oxford OX1 1AY

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4.2 out of 5 (406 reviews)

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

£115
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Pocket Guide: Oxford City Centre 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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