Oxford

A skyline of dreaming spires, domed theatres and college gargoyles. Oxford inspires. Chain up your bike outside university colleges to peek past the porters onto quadrant lawns. The last time we counted there were 38. Pack up picnics for pauses in deer parks, meadow flood plains and exotic botanic gardens in this central-southern city. Be brave and try punting. It's the best way to see the River Isis in all its glory. After dark squeeze into side-street city pubs with rowdy students or master the arts at fringe theatres.

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Romantic punting on the River Cherwell

Romantic punting on the River Cherwell

Ever watched people punting and felt you’d like to have a go? Pick up a few tips at Cherwell Boathouse, grab the pole and off you go.

Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire

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Get close to nature at Oxford Botanic Garden

Get close to nature at Oxford Botanic Garden

Pack your picnic and plan a day out at Oxford’s Botanic Garden where there is always something interesting to see in the gardens.

Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire

Gardens and Parks
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Explore the Oxford University Museum of Natural History

Explore the Oxford University Museum of Natural History

Delve into Oxford University’s scientific archives, surrounded by beautiful neo-Gothic architecture.

Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire

Castles and Historic Properties
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Lights, camera, Oxford – a screen tour to remember

Lights, camera, Oxford – a screen tour to remember

From Inspector Morse to Harry Potter, don't miss a stop on this trip through Oxford's greatest screen moments.

Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire

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Discover Oxford's dark side on the Bill Spectre Ghost Trail

Discover Oxford's dark side on the Bill Spectre Ghost Trail

You’ll be escorted round Oxford’s back streets by Bill, dressed as a Victorian undertaker, to reveal the city’s murkier and downright frightening past.

Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire

Myths, Legends and Tales
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Spend an afternoon in the gardens of The Fishes pub

Spend an afternoon in the gardens of The Fishes pub

Eat away the afternoon at the Fishes, a serious gastropub with beautiful views in the Oxfordshire countryside.

Location: North Hinksey, Oxford

Heritage
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Oxford University

Oxford University

A host of famous alumni and one... Harry Potter?

Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire

Castles and Historic Properties
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Indulge your sweet tooth at The Chocolate Festival

Indulge your sweet tooth at The Chocolate Festival

Celebrate the tasty world of chocolate at this multi-sensory event.

Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire

Lifestyle
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Recreate the real Alice in Wonderland’s river trip

Recreate the real Alice in Wonderland’s river trip

Take an Oxford River Cruise trip along the Thames (or Isis as it’s called in Oxford) just like the real Alice in Wonderland many years ago.

Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire

Lakes and waterways
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Oxford Malmaison

Oxford Malmaison

Chocolate dipped strawberries in a converted prison?

Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire

City
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Drink a beer at The Bear Inn – Oxford’s oldest pub

Drink a beer at The Bear Inn – Oxford’s oldest pub

Sit by a roaring coal fire, sampling the cask ales and pub grub at Oxford’s oldest drinking hole.

Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire

Heritage
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Explore the city with Oxford Official Guided Walking Tours

Explore the city with Oxford Official Guided Walking Tours

These walking tours are a great way to explore and learn about the history, University, famous people and odd traditions of this unique city.

Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire

Tours and trails
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Eat and drink by the riverside, at The Trout pub, Wolvercote

Eat and drink by the riverside, at The Trout pub, Wolvercote

Sample local Oxfordshire food at this famously good pub on the banks of the River Thames.

Location: Wolvercote, Oxford

Culture
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Oxford Castle Unlocked

Oxford Castle Unlocked

Do you believe in ghosts? You might do after experiencing the dark, eerie atmosphere of Oxford Castle unlocked.

Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire

Historic sites and icons
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Sink your teeth into the Oxford Foodies Festival

Sink your teeth into the Oxford Foodies Festival

Feeling hungry? Eat and drink your way around one of the UK’s biggest food festivals.

Location: Oxford South Parks, Oxfordshire

Food and Drink
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Visit Ashmolean Museum, the world's first public museum

Visit Ashmolean Museum, the world's first public museum

All the great civilizations of the world are represented in the Ashmolean Museum’s collections. Visit for a whole day, or just pop in for 5 minutes.

Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire

Museums, galleries and libraries

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