Oxford

The city of ‘dreaming spires’ is home to Britain’s oldest university.

View over Oxford spires from Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford, England

OXFORD - AT A GLANCE

  • A visit to Oxford is a trip into the brains of a nation. Tour the hallowed halls of the university and you’ll be following in the footsteps of Prime Ministers, poets and… Harry Potter.
     
  • Several scenes from the Harry Potter movies were shot here, including Oxford University’s Bodleian Library which proved a fitting location for Hogwarts’ Library.
     
  • Take a tour of the Ashmolean Museum, the first purpose built museum in England, opened in 1683.
     
  • Oxford is a useful starting point for a trip to the rolling hills of the Cotswolds AONB, which lies to its West.
     
  • To the city’s east, you’ll find the Chilterns, which is one of the most heavily wooded areas in England.
     
  • You can get there in a flash from London - it takes just an hour by train. 

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Blenheim Palace
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Oxford bus tour – City Sightseeing

Oxford bus tour – City Sightseeing
From $21.50
Oxford bus tour – City Sightseeing

BritRail London Plus Pass

BritRail London Plus Pass
From $157.50
BritRail London Plus Pass

Blenheim Palace Tickets

Blenheim Palace Tickets
From $34.00
Blenheim Palace Tickets

Oxford and Cambridge Day Tour (Golden Tours)

Oxford and Cambridge Day Tour (Golden Tours)
From $125.50
Oxford and Cambridge Day Tour (Golden Tours)

Evan Evans Select tours; Windsor, Stonehenge & Oxford

Evan Evans Select tours; Windsor, Stonehenge & Oxford
From $82.00
Evan Evans Select tours; Windsor, Stonehenge & Oxford

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