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Christ Church

Chrust Church College Oxford
Christ Church
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 1DP United Kingdom
01865 276492

Christ Church is located in the heart of the city centre and is one of the colleges belonging to the University of Oxford. It is also home to the legendary Christ Church Cathedral, which was built in the 12th century. Today, Christ Church is a visitor favourite, well-known for its impressive architecture, entertaining evening choirs and the War Memorial Garden. Christ Church is also a popular film location with famous examples such as Harry Potter.


  • The War Memorial Garden was established in honour of the Great War dead of Christ Church. The garden landscape is divided in the south garden and the northeast garden. The south garden, also known as the Rose Garden changes its seasonal bedding twice a year. The Circle Garden is surrounded by a lavender border and embedded with a variation of Wisteria, magnolia, Photinia, Viburnaum and Abelia.
  • The Meadow offers a beautiful setting for outdoor activities directly in the city centre of Oxford. Enjoy a pleasant walk on the large Broad Walk en route to the Botanic Garden, take in a variety of wildlife or watch the rowing boats passing by on the river. Choose from: Broad Walk, New Walk, Deans Ham and Cherwell Path
  • Cathedral Garden was featured in Alice in Wonderland. The garden shows the famous entrance to Wonderland and the tree that the Cheshire Cat sat in.
  • Pocock Garden is primarily planted with Pocock trees and incorporates parts of the old city wall.
  • Masters Garden is a recreational space for students and is only semi-public.
  • Cloister Garden was redesigned in 2008 with new stone carving. The new design incorporates a fountain representing peace and an olive tree.


Christ Church has been a site of religious worship since the seventh century. The present cathedral was built in the twelfth century, and contains the shrine and tomb of St Frideswide, Oxford’s patron saint.

Opening Hours:

Open Monday – Saturday 10.00 -16.15
Sundays 14.00 – 16.15
Last entry 16.15
Closed Christmas Day

The information given is intended for guidance only. Opening hours are subject to functions, examinations, conferences, holidays etc., and charges are subject to review.

You are advised to check opening times and admission charges in advance by visiting the Christ Church website.

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