Central college, founded 1555. Student study bedrooms have free Wi-Fi, fridge, wash basin, hospitality tray
Trinity is one of the most centrally situated Colleges of the University of Oxford and is highly rated. It occupies a large site with extensive rear gardens where residents may take a stroll and relax.
All the study bedrooms are occupied by students during term and have free Wi-Fi, wash basin, hospitality tray, refrigerator, bedside light and desk with lamp. Please note that the ensuite rooms have showers and not baths.
The standard rooms have toilets and showers on every staircase, though not always on the same floor. The bedrooms and facilities are mixed (i.e. male/female). Linen, towels and soap are provided in bedrooms and the scout (housekeeper) will service your room on weekdays. Sheets and towels are changed twice a week. Ironing facilities are available in the College laundry and visitors staying in College for more than a few days may wish to purchase a card from the Lodge to use the washers and dryers.
The minimum age for guests is 18. We regret that many of our rooms are unsuitable for those with mobility problems. No smoking is permitted in College, other than in two clearly designated outdoor areas. Parking is only available to those with Disabled permits who pre-book.
History to the present day
The College of the Holy and Undivided Trinity in the University of Oxford of the foundation of Thomas Pope' is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford and was founded in 1555. Located in the very centre of Broad Street next to Blackwell's book shop and the fictional Inspector Morse's favourite pub, the White Horse, it is enclosed by iron gates giving the College an open and accessible appearance.
The leafy front quadrangle leads to three further quads, large lawns and attractive gardens which include a woodland area. Despite the size of its grounds, the College is relatively small in terms of student numbers, with about 300 undergraduates. There is an (inaccurate) legend that the Stuart Gates of Trinity will not be opened until a Jacobite reigns. The Chapel was the first College chapel to be designed entirely in the neoclassical style and Sir Christopher Wren is said to have assisted both in its design and in that of the Garden Quad.
Famous alumni include: The Blessed Cardinal John Henry Newman; Lord Baltimore (who founded the colony of Maryland); Frederick, Lord North (Prime Minister 1770-82); William Pitt, Earl of Chatham (Prime Minister 1766-68); playwright Sir Terence Rattigan; Mr Stephen Lacey, BBC gardening presenter.
Food and Drinks
A full English breakfast is included in the room rate. Breakfast is self service, with a wide range of hot and cold food, available from 8.00am - 9.00am in the historic ground floor Dining Hall which dates from 1618 and has leather seated and backed chairs (not benches).
During term Fellows and students have formal dinner in the Dining Hall six nights a week. They all wear gowns, Fellows dine at High Table and a Scholar says Grace in Latin.
Grounds and gardens
The extensive gardens are available for guests to enjoy and garden chairs are provided in the summer months for you to relax in. During the Easter vacation the 'wilderness' part of the garden is filled with thousands of flowering bulbs. The University Parks are only a short walk away for those wishing to stroll by the river.
Guests are most welcome to visit the Chapel, which is prized as a masterpiece of English baroque. The statues on the Tower are attributed to Caius Cibber and represent Geometry, Astronomy, Theology and Medicine. The first chapel in Oxford to be designed on pure classical principles, this building was hailed by contemporaries as the most magnificent in the University. The tomb of Sir Thomas Pope, founder of Trinity, is in the Chapel and he is the only founder of an Oxford College to be buried in his own College.
Address: Trinity College Oxford Ltd, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BH, United Kingdom
Check In: From 2.00pm to 10.00pm Check Out: By 10.00am
The College entrance is situated on Broad Street, opposite the entrance to Turl Street. It is a 10-15 minute walk from the railway station (taxis are available outside) and 5 minutes walk from the Gloucester Green bus and coach station and car park.
We regret that car parking is not available in College, however Park & Ride buses from the north stop very close to College. Note different bus service times depending on the car park you choose. You can also park at Gloucester Green underground car park or Westgate multi storey.