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0 Best Oxford Attractions Every Tourist Must See

Oxford is best known for hosting one of the world’s best universities, but there is more to the city than meets the eye. Between all of the old buildings, there is a distinctly youthful vibe to the place, brought into place by the hoards of students that flock there each year. Outside of the university, there are plenty of other places to glean knowledge too. It is a city dominated by libraries, museums and galleries, but it also offers stunning churches and impressive architecture.

 

0 Most Popular Attractions in Oxford

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Top Attractions

Founded in 1488, the Bodleian Library has over 7,000,000 books displayed on 118 miles of shelves! Keep an eye out for the lovely Bridge of Sighs directly across the road from ‘The Bod’. Call in to see the oldest museum in Britain, the Ashmolean Museum or climb the ninety-nine steps to the top of the Carfax Tower for a brilliant view of the city. This is the only remaining bell-tower of a 12th Century church.

Kids & Family

Take the kids to the Oxford Castle; they do some fantastic tours with stories of the past- gore and blood, as well as the good times! Also, a number of Ghost tours start or finish at the castle. The kids will also be delighted to see the Headington Shark, a huge shark stuck in a very ordinary house roof!

Shopping & Nightlife

The Grand Cafe is a popular spot in Oxford, with grand high teas and evening cocktails. The first café was set up here in 1652. A really great place to visit is the Oxford Covered Market with a selection of shops and very handy to find. As with many university towns, Oxford has a very active nightlife, with spots that cater for students and others that are targeting a different crowd.

Day Tours

Visit Blenheim Palace, the birth place of Sir Winston Churchill, Britain’s war time prime minister. Take a tour of the State rooms and spend the day in the beautiful gardens, 2000 acres of them, designed by Capability Brown. Visit Iffley and wander down the River Thames and find the lovely Iffley Lock, or hire a canal boat and go for a nice cruise on the Oxford Canal.

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