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Christ Church College

Ten Facts About Christ Church (College), Oxford

1  Christ Church is the largest, and one of the most famous, Oxford colleges. However, it is not correct to call it 'Christ Church College' – it should be called 'Christ Church' only, or informally, ‘The House’.

2  It is the only college in the world which is also a cathedral. It is the smallest cathedral in England and contains the Shrine of St Frideswide. This shrine was built in 1289, and it houses the relics of the 8th century nun, Frideswide, the patron saint of Oxford.

Picnic by the river in Oxford

If you're staying in one of our central Oxford short lets, we recommend a picnic on the canal bank in Christ Church meadow. Christ Church, one of the largest of Oxford’s colleges, is considered by many to be the most beautiful. At one end of the meadow, at St Aldates, can be found Alice’s Shop, notable for its inclusion in Carrols Wonderland Adventures.