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Oxford is best known as the city of dreaming spires, its university colleges and boat race, but this place is far more than just a summertime tourist destination.

It's a fantastic place for urban nature in the autumn months especially if you fancy a spot of deer stalking or a walk amongst the stunning autumn trees.

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Oxford - Visitor Guide


Magdalen College, High Street, Oxford.




Magdalen College - 01865 276000

e-mailMagdalen College contact form
Maps:Leaflet and plan of Magdalen.
Ordnance Survey:OS reference: SP520061
Key attractions:

Deer. Trees. Historic architecture and colleges.

Essential kit:Kit - walking shoes. Tree guide or identification book.
Nature watching:

Deer watching. Walks. Tree trail. Hedgehog watching.


Magdalen College - the grounds of the deer park, leafy pathways and meadows are all open throughout the year, but only in the afternoons.

Autumn is the best time to visit as you are more likely to see the deer in rut.

Spring - riverside walk and woodland flowers including Daffodils at Magdalen College.

Facilities:Cafes and visitor facilities in Oxford city centre.

Disabled access: Variable depending on exact location.

Getting there:

Oxford is located approx 45 miles north west of London. If driving from the south, take the M4-M25-M40 route. Take the Oxford exit from the M40. From the north arrive via the M40 and take the A41 turn off. From the west arrive via the A40 route.


Car parking can be problematic in Oxford - arrive early, apply for a temporary permit in advance or leave your car.


Nearest train station: Oxford.

Opening times:

Magdalen College is open 25 June 2007 to 30 Sept 2007 - 12 noon-6pm. Between 1 Oct 2007 to 20 Dec 2007: 1pm-6pm. Closed: 21 DEC 2007 to 31 DEC 2007.

Charges:College visit: Adults £3; Concessions £2.
Magdalen College map.
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