Oxford City houses the top University in the United Kingdom, The Oxford University and following very closely behind is the famous Cambridge University. The Christ Church, where thirteen (13) British Prime Ministers were educated is a widely known place and its popularity were further increased when the college was used as one of the site for the filming of the movie Harry Porter.
Tom Tower was built by Sir Christopher Wren in 1682 and is the main entrance for the members of Oxford University. Visitors are not allowed to enter from this entrance though.
There is another side entrance at the Meadow Building. From the Tom Tower, walk along the side and through the side gate to that building. As you walk to the Meadow Building you will be greeted by a beautiful garden famously known as the War Memorial Garden.
The Christ Church Memorial Garden was laid out in 1926 to commemorate college members who fell in the First World War (1916-1918).
The standard fee for an adult is £6.00 whereas for a student (with student card) or child (age between 5 – 17 years), the ticket fee is £4.50.
I am sure you will recognise the hall here if you had watched the movie Harry Porter. Look at the huge windows along the hall way.
As you walk along the hall, there are names crafted on the floor. Not sure what is it all about, but I guess it was there to commemorate those who had contributed to the college.
The view in the Oxford’s Cathedral is magnificient. The ceiling here was actually built in the 15th Century. Look how strong it is today.
If you come at the right time, you may get the opportunity to listen to the world-famous choir who sings regularly at the daily services.
This Church has been a site of religious worship since the 7th century. The present cathedral as you can see here was built in the 12th century.
It is amazing to see such a beautiful cathedral and its properly kept, protected and still in use until today. Words cannot describe how I feel when I step into this place. It’s like going back to the past, a few hundred years before I was born.
This is a better view to get to know the size of the cathedral. Just compare the size of the building with the visitors.
Enough said, let the pictures do the talking. Below are some random shots I took in the Cathedral.
Everything is arranged neatly for the next service to be held.
This college is the college that inspired the movie Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. According to our tour guide, the movie will be release some time next year.
The opening times for the college and cathedral is from 9.30am – 5.30pm from Monday to Saturday. As for Sunday, it will only be open from 2pm – 5.30pm. The last entry will be at 4.30pm.
Tel: 01865 286573