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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 Reviews & Photos

Trish
8
Very Good
Had an Oxford student offer to show us around which was great. Beautiful buildings. Only downfall was the bus system which was very confusing and we kept on getting conflicting directions from bus drivers.
Trish
Australia
April 24, 2018
Royston
10
Exceptional
We had a nice relaxing break, spent a great time visiting Blenheim Palace, and the hotel was nice and quiet and the breakfasts were really good , staff were friendly !
Royston
United Kingdom
April 24, 2018
NICOLE
10
Exceptional
A city worth spending time exploring. A gem full of history, beautiful parks and a botanical garden as well as great restaurants and bars
NICOLE
United Kingdom
April 25, 2018
katherine
10
Exceptional
Oxford is a lovely, young city with lots of restaurants, music and theatre going on. And of course it’s beautiful colleges and old buildings are a must
katherine
Germany
April 27, 2018
Escappee
8
Very Good
The heritage, buildings, shops, Resturant’s and public transport excellent! Sad to see people sleeping rough but it’s somthing that is common place in London where I’m from : (
Escappee
United Kingdom
April 29, 2018

Accommodations & Hotels in Oxford

The Oxford Spires Hotel

8.3 Very Good

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$120

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Macdonald Randolph Hotel

8.3 Very Good

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$197

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Mercure Oxford Eastgate Hotel

8.3 Very Good

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$172

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Jurys Inn Oxford

8.3 Very Good

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$91

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Vanbrugh House Hotel

8.7 Excellent

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$233

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Royal Oxford Hotel

8 Very Good

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$171

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Marlborough House Hotel - B&B

8 Very Good

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$93

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Cotswold Lodge Classic Hotel

8.4 Very Good

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$153

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Best Western Plus Oxford Linton Lodge

7.9 Good

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$114

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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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