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Entrance to Balliol College Oxford

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Highlights
  • Enjoy entry to the fascinating Balliol College Oxford
  • Discover its rich history as you adventure around the College
  • Partake in a quintessentially British experience
  • Bursting at the seams with stories at over 750 years old
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Price Per Person   $3.75
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Balliol has existed as a community of scholars on its present Broad Street site without interruption since about 1263. By this token it claims to be the oldest college in Oxford, and in the English-speaking world.

After John de Balliol’s death in 1269, his widow, Dervorguilla of Galloway, guaranteed the future of the ‘House of the Scholars of Balliol’ by establishing a permanent endowment and giving it Statutes in 1282 – so bringing into being Balliol College as we know it today. The College celebrated its 750th anniversary in 2013.

The College’s patron saint is St Catherine of Alexandria. The College arms, taken from the back of Dervorguilla’s seal, show a lion rampant for Galloway and an orle for Balliol and you’ll get to discover it all as you venture inside this special college at Oxford University.
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  • Entry to Balliol College Oxford