Visit Oxford: Your Travel Guide

Things to Do in Oxford

Bodleian Library
With over 11 million printed items, the Bodleian stamps its authority as one of the oldest libraries in Europe and the second largest in Britain. As the main research library of the University of Oxford, its collection includes a copy of every book published in England. It’s free to stroll around the central quad and foyer, and guided tours offer further access.
Pitt Rivers Museum
Featuring half a million artefacts from around the world, this museum will have you doing 360 turns in every room. As you ramble through the organised chaos you’ll see dinosaur skeletons and boats suspended from the neo-gothic roof. With relics in every nook and cranny, you’ll feel like you’re on a personal treasure hunt.
Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology
Possibly the world’s oldest public museum, the Ashmolean boasts a treasured collection of prized artefacts ranging from mummies to Michelangelo. Combining wonders of eastern and western civilisations, you can cram half a million years of art and archaeology into half a day. Exhibitions regularly change so the events calendar is worth checking out before you go.
The Botanic Garden
This Garden is a national reference collection of 7,000 different types of plant, making it the most compact yet diverse collection of plants in the World ­ there is even more biological diversity here than there is in tropical rain forests and other biodiversity hotspots.
Rose Lane
Headington Hill Hall
Headington Hill Hall is a stunning 19th century Italianate mansion set amidst 14 acres of grounds which makes the perfect venue for both private and corporate functions throughout the year.
Headington Hill

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Traveler's Reviews & Photos

8
Very Good
Such a beautiful city! A lot of the buildings are architecturally stunning, some having been made into shops. Plenty of restaurants and cafes for all mealtimes and great places to drink! A vast array of shops with fantastic public transport and not too far from the railway station
Stacey
United Kingdom
April 23, 2017
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Exceptional
The walking tours from the Tourist Information office were excellent. Plenty to see including entry to some of the Colleges. The pop on, pop off sightseeing buses were good too. We found many excellent places to eat, our favourite was The Folly, only 5 minutes from the hotel.
Ann
United Kingdom
April 23, 2017
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Very Good
Went to Oxford to go to John Ratcliffe Hospital and the Hotel was not too far to travel. We had a meal at Frankie & Bennys was acceptable but would have liked more choice.
Johanna
United Kingdom
April 22, 2017
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Oxford is an old university city and was not built for the number of cars and buses using the narrow roads - at times when road works are undertaken, some roads could be a nightmare.
Charnwood
United Kingdom
April 22, 2017
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Exceptional
Very good to explore on foot - plenty to see indoor of it rains. Pitt Rivers museum was a particular highlight.
Peter
United Kingdom
April 22, 2017

Accommodations and Hotels in Oxford

Balkan Lodge Oxford

8.1 Very Good

Score from 374 reviews

$81

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The Oxford Spires Hotel

8.1 Very Good

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$121

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Vanbrugh House Hotel

8.8 Excellent

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$199

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Cotswold Lodge Classic Hotel

8.3 Very Good

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$83

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Jurys Inn Oxford

7.9 Good

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$82

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Best Western Oxford Linton Lodge

7.9 Good

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$110

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Old Parsonage Hotel

9 Wonderful

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$237

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Macdonald Randolph Hotel

8.1 Very Good

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$187

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Royal Oxford Hotel

8.1 Very Good

Score from 886 reviews

$127

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Meet the students or academics; get them to show you their colleges and libraries

Brilliant renovation of the New Bodleian Library and exhibition

The survival of the ancient street lay-outs and buildings

THERE IS A BOAT TOUR, RENT YOUR OWN BOAT.

Brannca in the Jericho area of town.

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