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Macdonald Randolph Hotel
Macdonald Randolph Hotel

Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2LN

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4 out of 5 (759 reviews)

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

£125
Mercure Oxford Eastgate Hotel
Mercure Oxford Eastgate Hotel

73 High Street, Oxford OX1 4BE

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3.9 out of 5 (482 reviews)

Located in Oxford City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of St Edmund Hall, South Park, and University Church o …

£99
Cherwell Guest House
Cherwell Guest House

137 Iffley Road, Oxford OX4 1EJ

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3.1 out of 5 (94 reviews)

Situated in Oxford, this guesthouse is within a 10-minute walk of Greyfriars Oxford and South Park. University Church of St …

£70
Cotswold Lodge Hotel
Cotswold Lodge Hotel

66a Banbury Road, Oxford

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3.9 out of 5 (13 reviews)

Situated in Oxford, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Kellogg College, Pitts Rivers Museum, and Oxford University …

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The Oxford Townhouse
The Oxford Townhouse

88-90 Abingdon Road, Oxford OX1 4PX

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4.6 out of 5 (33 reviews)

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

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The Osney Arms Guest House
The Osney Arms Guest House

45 Botley Road, Oxford OX2 0BP

3.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (172 reviews)

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

£81
Travelodge Oxford Abingdon Rd
Travelodge Oxford Abingdon Rd

Abingdon Road, Oxford OX1 4XG

£57
All Seasons Guest House
All Seasons Guest House

63 Windmill Road, Oxford OX3 7BP

3.0 out of 5.0
2.7 out of 5 (66 reviews)

Located in Headington, this guesthouse is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Exciting Game and within 3 mi (5 km) of South Park and …

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Peymans - The Luxurious Mansion
Peymans - The Luxurious Mansion

522 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 8LG

4.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Oxford, this luxury vacation home is 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from University of Oxford and 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from Oxford …

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The Talbot Oxford
The Talbot Oxford

Oxford Road, Witney OX29 4BT

3.0 out of 5.0
3.6 out of 5 (10 reviews)

Situated in Eynsham, this inn is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Thames Path National Trail and within 6 mi (10 km) of Ashmolean Museu …

£50
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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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