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
Oxford Museum
Theonly museum that is dedicated to the history of Oxford and its University.
Blue Boar Street

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Traveler's Reviews & Photos

8
Very Good
We been caught by the snow, roads and pavement were no treated at all so we decide to cancel all our activities and got back at home before.Was very difficolt to drive ,overall is a beautiful city.
r.
United Kingdom
December 12, 2017
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Exceptional
Lovely university buildings, museum and library, book shops. Fabulous old tearoom. Easy to walk. Not so easy for cars.
Thescribbler
United Kingdom
December 11, 2017
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Exceptional
Everything about Oxford was lovely! The colleges were amazing and there were great scones at Patiserrie Valerie. The Natural History Museum was a fun trip. The Churches were simply outstanding. Shopping was great too because it wasn’t too crowded!
Heike
Singapore
December 14, 2017
10
Exceptional
So much history and beautiful buildings. Lots of restaurants and pubs, but you may need to book a restaurant for your evening meal as the town is so busy.
Nigel Yves
United Kingdom
December 13, 2017
10
Exceptional
The room was lovely and so near the town and river . The bed was a bit creaky but comfortable
Chris rowson
United Kingdom
December 14, 2017

Accommodations and Hotels in Oxford

Victoria Hotel

6.9 Review score

Score from 589 reviews

$83

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Marlborough House Hotel - B&B

8.1 Very Good

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$100

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Rewley House University of Oxford

8.1 Very Good

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$107

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Ethos Hotel

7.8 Good

Score from 519 reviews

$104

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Remont Oxford Hotel

8.8 Excellent

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$107

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George Oxford Hotel

6.9 Review score

Score from 777 reviews

$95

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Vanbrugh House Hotel

8.7 Excellent

Score from 728 reviews

$185

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Old Parsonage Hotel

9.1 Awesome

Score from 459 reviews

$206

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The Old Bank

9.2 Awesome

Score from 437 reviews

$212

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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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