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Oxford United Kingdom, Oxfordshire

Top reasons to visit:

  • History (1057)
  • Architecture (783)
  • Sightseeing (676)
  • Culture (651)
  • Shopping (562)
  • Museums (393)
  • Monuments (347)
  • Pubs (169)
  • Food (163)
  • City Trip (128)

What is it in Oxford that makes history come alive?

Peter, U.S.A.

26 days ago Report

I am prejudiced as I studied there many years ago, and returned for a celebration of my college's 750th anniversary. However, I think most people can feel the history while walking along the cobbled streets and learn about all the famous people who studied there.

How can you enjoy the sights in Oxford while avoiding the crowds?

Anonymous, Location unknown

1 day ago Report

Don't bother going to Jamie Oliver's Italian Restaurant - 40 minute wait for a table and you'll get better food at home. The food is bland and tasteless

Why do people say Oxford is best seen on foot?

Mariusz, United Kingdom

23 days ago Report

Most of the interesting places like colleges museums etc. is in the city centre and all sights are close to each other. No need of driving to see things and besides you can't see most of the colleges' quads and gardens from the road - you really need to get inside and off the road in order to see the best of Oxford

What did you discover about the museums in Oxford that wasn't in the guidebooks?

Elizabeth, United Kingdom

13 days ago Report

As world travellers we loved revisiting our travels especially with the Tutankaman exhibition at the Ashmolean. The rooftop dining was a great experience

Where should people go if they don't want to eat in a tourist trap?

Anonymous, Location unknown

28 days ago Report

The Oxford Retreat is a nice restaurant, not completely in the centre and more expensive than the chain restaurants, but worth it. Lovely bar atmosphere as well.

Tell us about your most relaxing moments in Oxford.

Anton, Russia

26 days ago Report

The most relaxing is to walk about Oxford streets, drink and eat in pubs or read books sitting in some good sunny places.

How can you get the most authentic cultural experience in Oxford?

Anonymous, Location unknown

28 days ago Report

Some great walking tours which take in the history, or get to know a local.

What are the best attractions to tour in Oxford?

Gary, U.S.A.

4 days ago Report

Many things. We found the tour of C. S. Lewis' home, and the freedom to hike his 9 acre nature park, well worth going "out of the way" to get to it; equally, we liked the tour of the Divinity Library at the Bodleian. Very cool. Third, we liked just walking around the various colleges and gardens. Finally, we enjoyed "Addisons' Walk" at Magdalen College--walked it twice and enjoyed the many deer. And then, of course, the Sheldonian, Blackwells, and other colleges.
  • Food 163 endorsements

Why would you recommend Oxford for food?

Anonymous, Location unknown

7 days ago Report

There seems to be such a choice of different styles for all budgets. We went to the Turl kitchen before a concert in Exeter College and the staff were obliging and quick and the food was deelish!
  • Romantic 15 endorsements

Some say romance is dead, why does Oxford prove them wrong?

Anonymous, Location unknown

18 days ago Report

You could walk through the old parts of town (which is nearly all pedestrian only), ending with a picknick on the Christ Church meadow, and go for a very nice dinner in town (a number of nice restaurants can be found). Anyone would fall for that!
  • Scenery 42 endorsements

What effect did the scenery in Oxford have on you?

Anton, Russia

26 days ago Report

Soothing, recharging all inner batteries of my body
  • City Trip 128 endorsements

What makes Oxford one of those classic city trip experiences?

Robert, United Kingdom

24 days ago Report

Beautiful architecture, great shopping, loads of restaurants, theatres, bars, museums. A wonderful romantic weekend away not far from where we live, as we left our two children with our mum and dad
  • Castles 22 endorsements

How well restored were the castles in Oxford?

Maria, Greece

27 days ago Report

The castles were very well restored.
  • Atmosphere 73 endorsements

Why is the atmosphere in Oxford something people rave about?

Orathai, Thailand

27 days ago Report

clean and quiet, town of university
  • City Walks 65 endorsements

What's the best way to make the most of Oxford on foot?

Anonymous, Location unknown

28 days ago Report

As long as you have Google Maps you should be fine, the city centre is quite compact so easy to walk around and see everything.
  • Bars 25 endorsements

What did you enjoy the most about Oxford pub crawls?

Anonymous, Location unknown

28 days ago Report

'The House' is a great bar and there is a fantastic courtyard of outdoor seating when the weather is good.
  • Convenient Public Transport 14 endorsements

Was it cheap, fast, well-explained? What made it so easy to get around in Oxford?

Sarah, Bahrain

4 days ago Report

Inexpensive and frequent public transport and flat for walking
  • Parks 41 endorsements

Why do people recommend Oxford for the parks?

Iuliia, Russia

11 days ago Report

Magdalen park with deers, the Botanic Garden, Oxford University parks - best parks I've ever seen
  • Adventure 2 endorsements

Tell us a bit more about an adventure you experienced...

Norman, United Kingdom

27 days ago Report

Found Hertford bridge a bit by accident. Walked through and found our way by a narrow road to Magdalene bridge, the Botanic garden, Rose Lane leading to Christchurch meadow and back round to the Mitre for lunch.
  • Theatre 61 endorsements

Did the theatre performances in Oxford live up to their reputation?

Deborah, U.S.A.

21 days ago Report

Went to see "Another Country" at Bath Arts Theatre. It was EXCELLENT!

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