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Malmaison Oxford

Malmaison Oxford

3 Oxford Castle, Oxford OX1 1AY

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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
De Vere Oxford Thames

De Vere Oxford Thames

Henley Road, Oxford OX4 4GX

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4.4 out of 5 (300 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
Oxford Abingdon Hotel

Oxford Abingdon Hotel

Marcham Road, Abingdon OX14 1TZ

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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
Oxford Spires Hotel

Oxford Spires Hotel

Abingdon Road, Oxford OX14PS

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4 out of 5 (985 reviews)

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

£102
Mercure Oxford Eastgate Hotel

Mercure Oxford Eastgate Hotel

73 High Street, Oxford OX1 4BE

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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

66a Banbury Road, Oxford

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4 out of 5 (61 reviews)

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

£104
Old Bank Hotel

Old Bank Hotel

92-94 High Street, Oxford OX1 4BJ

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4.6 out of 5 (343 reviews)

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

£200
Vanbrugh House Hotel

Vanbrugh House Hotel

20-24 St Michaels Street, Oxford OX1 2EB

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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
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The Oxford Belfry - QHotels

Milton Common, Thame OX9 2JW

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4.2 out of 5 (545 reviews)

Located in Milton Common, this spa hotel is 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Waterstock Golf Club and 7.8 mi (12.6 km) from Headington …

£89
Old Parsonage Hotel

Old Parsonage Hotel

1 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6NN

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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

Pocket Guide: Oxford City Centre Divinity School Hotels

Oxfordshire is awash with fascinating things to see and do, from the glories of the city of Oxford itself to a world-class wildlife park and numerous traditional and wildly historic towns and villages spread right across the county. The good news for visitors is that Oxfordshire hotels, B&Bs and guesthouses are plentiful and come in all shapes and sizes to suit any budget and personal preference. Whilst in Oxford, be sure to visit the Divinity School, attached to the world-famous Bodleian Library, to see some of its unique and remarkable features.

The Divinity School from Hotels in Oxfordshire

The Divinity School can be found inside the main building that houses the magnificent Bodleian Library. The latter was actually founded in 1320, but the Divinity School wasn't established until 1488. It is famous especially for its vaulted ceiling incorporating no fewer than 455 elaborately carved bosses. The ceiling is quite unique and the bosses represent a range of familiar scenes from the Bible along with real and mythical beasts. In fact when you go in there it's like looking up at a visual representation of a medieval bestiary, and the whole interior is deliciously Gothic and atmospheric.

Living History in the Divinity School from Oxfordshire Hotels

The Divinity School is in fact the oldest building to survive that was originally meant for use by Oxford University. It was used for oral exams, lectures and theological discussions until the 19th Century, and although Oxford still runs divinity courses at degree level these are based in the nearby Faculty of Theology.

When you visit the Divinity School from your Oxfordshire hotel or B&B you can easily get into the Bodleian Library, as Duke Humphrey's Library is just on top of it, in the same building. The Sheldon Theatre is also right opposite, the appropriately grand venue where students go to graduate and matriculate, so there's plenty to see in the immediate area. You can make a day of it, in fact, as Convocation House stands at the far end of the library and all the attractions of Oxford are just a short stroll away from your Oxfordshire hotel.

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