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A Guide to the City’s Must-Visit Historical and Cultural Attractions

Oxford, a city renowned for its prestigious university and rich history, offers a wealth of attractions and places to visit that appeal to a wide range of interests. Here are some highlights:

  • University of Oxford: As one of the oldest and most celebrated universities in the world, a visit to Oxford is incomplete without exploring its historic colleges. Each college has its own unique charm, with beautiful architecture and lush gardens. Notable ones include Christ Church, Magdalen College, and Trinity College. Click here to book properties close to this attraction.
University of Oxford
  • Bodleian Library: One of the oldest libraries in Europe, the Bodleian is a marvel for book lovers and architecture enthusiasts alike. It houses an extensive collection of manuscripts and rare books.
Bodleian Library
  • Ashmolean Museum: As the first university museum in the world, the Ashmolean boasts an impressive collection of art and archaeology, ranging from Egyptian mummies to contemporary art. Click here to book properties close to this Museum.
Ashmolean Museum
  • Oxford Castle and Prison: Explore the city’s history at this 1,000-year-old castle and prison. Guided tours reveal the siteโ€™s rich and often tumultuous past.
  • Pitt Rivers Museum: This museum is famous for its fascinating anthropological and archaeological collections, featuring items from all corners of the globe.

  • Radcliffe Camera and the University Church of St Mary the Virgin: The Radcliffe Camera is an iconic Oxford landmark, known for its distinctive circular dome. The nearby University Church offers stunning city views from its tower.
Radcliffe Camera
  • Punting on the River Cherwell: For a truly Oxford experience, rent a punt and enjoy a leisurely trip down the River Cherwell, taking in the scenic university parks and meadows.
Punting on the River Cherwell
  • Covered Market: This historic market has been operating since the 1770s and offers a range of fresh produce, artisanal foods, and unique gifts.

  • Botanic Garden: As the oldest botanic garden in the UK, it houses a diverse collection of plants in a beautifully landscaped setting, perfect for a relaxing stroll.
Botanic Garden
  • Blackwellโ€™s Bookshop: Book enthusiasts must visit this famous bookstore, which boasts the largest single room devoted to book sales in Europe, the Norrington Room.

  • Bicester Village: A luxury shopping destination known for its chic outlet stores, offering high-end brands at discounted prices. Click here to book a stunning 5-bed villa next to this attraction.
Bicester Village
  • The Cotswolds: A picturesque area near Oxford, famous for its charming villages, rolling hills, and traditional English countryside.

  • Blenheim Palace: A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this grand estate is the birthplace of Winston Churchill, featuring exquisite baroque architecture and sprawling gardens. Click here to book our cottages near Blenheim palace.
Blenheim Palace
  • Cotswold Wildlife Park: A delightful spot for wildlife lovers, offering a chance to see a diverse range of animals in a beautiful parkland setting. Click here to book our 5-bed luxury villa in Summertown near this attraction.

  • Oxford University Museum of Natural History: Home to an array of fascinating exhibits, including dinosaur skeletons and an extensive collection of minerals.

  • Port Meadow: A historic and vast meadow, offering peaceful walks along the River Thames and a glimpse into Oxford’s pastoral beauty.

  • Modern Art Oxford: An exciting venue for contemporary art, featuring rotating exhibitions and innovative installations.

Each of these destinations encapsulates a different facet of Oxfordโ€™s unique blend of history, academia, and culture, making the city a must-visit location for travellers.

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