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.

Other facilities

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.


13th century buildings (or older)

17th century buildings

18th century buildings

19th century buildings

20th century buildings

Breakfast included

Public car parking for a charge (nearby)

No smoking

Minimum age 18

Historic Property


Free broadband access (wifi)

Shared gardens

Garden furniture

24 hour security

Linen included

Towels included

Iron/ironing board

Clothes dryer

Washing machine


Central heating

Food and Drinks

Cooked breakfast (included)

Nearby recreations

Pub (walking distance)

Museums (walking distance)

Historic houses


Theatre (walking distance)

Age restrictions

Minimum age 21


Based on 328 Reviews
Service 4.4
Rooms 3.8
Food 4.3
Website 4.3
Value 4.1
Overall Experience 4.3

Central location for walking around Oxford. A different holiday experience. Really enjoyed it. Although lots of stairs to carry luggage up.
Mr Stephen H

I will certainly go back and I keep recommending the place!
Dr sandra V

Excellent value for money. Amazing location and very helpful porter staff. Thank you
Ms Rachel B

College is a lovely place to stay. Location is very central but its also very quiet and peaceful. Lovely historic buildings and beautiful gardens. I had a very spacious room with large seperate sitting area.
Prof Philippa B

This was a great experience and the service we received from Brenda and the rest of the staff here was wonderful. Would definitely recommend to others and will be coming again!
Miss Aneira D

It was quite thrilling to be staying in an actual Oxford College. Naïve sounding but it was special. The staff at the gate were exceptionally helpful and jolly.
Dr Margaret Elan P

God bless you all. You are just an amazing team! I'm overwhelmed...
Mr Aurel V

The location is perfect. The porter is very helpful and friendly.
Mr carlito R

Staff were friendly and helpful
Ms Susanna C

Great place and very kind service. I'm a vegetarian, hence low score for breakfast. Thank you
Miss Ewa J

Travel Info

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.