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Join Bill Spectre on his award winning Ghost Trail

Dressed as a Victorian undertaker, Bill will lead you through the streets of this pretty city lifting the lid on this great seat of learning.

Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire

July events: Step into Wonderland on Alice's Day

Rediscover the charm of Wonderland with a fun-packed day of events on Oxford’s unique Alice’s Day.

Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire

Discover heritage and luxury in the heart of Oxford

Uncover the history of Oxford Castle Quarter, and then relax at the luxurious Macdonald Randolph Hotel on a city break in historical Oxford.

Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire

View from a height over the rooftops of Oxford city, the historic buildings and the landmarks of the university city. Night. Buildings lit up.

Top things to do on a city break in Oxford

Whether it’s punting on the River Cherwell or learning about the real Alice in Wonderland, there are heaps of things to do in Oxford.

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Enjoy a romantic escape to Broughton Castle

Stroll hand in hand through the beautiful gardens and grand Elizabethan manor of Broughton Castle on a romantic break in Oxford.

Location: Banbury, Oxfordshire

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

Sit back, relax and sample the cask ales and pub grub at Oxford’s oldest drinking hole.

Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire

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

Escape to a country cottage in picturesque Oxfordshire

Oxford Country Cottages are situated on Lower Farm in Noke in a stunning courtyard garden.

Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire

Go on a tour of Oxford University

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

Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire

Plan a romantic escape to Malmaison Oxford

Enjoy chocolate dipped strawberries in a converted prison on a romantic break in Oxford.

Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire

Rainy Day Activities: Explore Oxford's Museum of Natural History

Delve into Oxford University’s scientific archives, housed inside one of the city's most beautiful neo-Gothic buildings.

Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire

Plan a seasonal dinner party with Raymond Blanc

Embrace your passion for food and learn to create phenomenal cuisine with new techniques that support Raymond's own cuisine and food philosophy.

Location: Great Milton, Oxfordshire

Explore the city with Oxford Official Walking Tours

The fantastic walking tours are the perfect way to explore and learn about the history, famous residents and odd traditions of this unique city.

Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire

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

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

August events: 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

Discover stories for all ages at The Story Museum

Explore the power of your own imagination with exhibitions, installations, events and activities for all ages at Oxford's newest museum.

Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire

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

Take a peek behind the ancient walls of Christ Church

Discover the fascinating history of Christ Church with an exploration of this majestic college, Great Tudor Hall and Cathedral.

Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire

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

Rainy Day Activities: Visit the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford

All the great civilizations of the world are represented in the Ashmolean Museum’s collections; escape the rain for a whole day, or pop in for five minutes for a quick browse.

Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire

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