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Situated on the banks of the River Thames, Oxford is one of the world’s best known seats of learning. Alongside rival Cambridge, it represents the best of English education. Strolling through its streets, lanes, courtyards and gardens takes visitors into a world populated for most of the year by black-gowned undergraduates. Beyond this iconic image, the city and its surrounding countryside make for a pleasant backdrop for a few days’ stay.

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Tourist attractions Oxford : Things to see and do

  • Bodleian Library Recommended Recommended

    st. Broad GB - Oxford OX1 3BG

    The Bodleian Library, founded in the 14C and reconstructed in the 17C, is one of the richest libraries in the world with its almost five million books, manuscripts and maps. On the right-hand side of the courtyard stands the Tower of the Five Orders,..

  • Christ Church Recommended Recommended

    St Aldates GB - Oxford OX1 1DP

    The largest and most majestic Oxford college, founded in 1525, is built around the vast «Tom Quad». The main gate built by Wren, «Tom Tower», the Tudor hall and the portrait gallery should not be missed.

  • Christ Church Cathedral Recommended Recommended

    St Aldates GB - Oxford OX1 1DP

    Built in late Roman style with a 16 C roof, it was originally the priory church of St Frideswide, which explains why it is today the smallest cathedral in England. The 15 C starred choir vaulting is magnificent. Notice the window dating from c. 1330 ..

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Hotels Oxford

  • Mercure Oxford Eastgate Hotel

    73 High Street GB - OXFORD OX1 4BE

    Recently refurbished, the 17th century building which is home to the Mercure Oxford Eastgate is located in the centre of Oxford opposite part of the University buildings. The famous novelists J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S Lewis frequented the hotel whilst b..

  • Malmaison Oxford Four stars Four stars Four stars Four stars

    3, Oxford Castle, New Road GB - Oxford OX1 1AY

    Prix Prices from : 159 £

    This converted Victorian prison is now a stunning boutique hotel offering unique luxury accommodation in historic Oxford. Stylish rooms, fabulous original architecture, a divine brasserie and 2 bars come together at Malmaison Oxford. Spend a night ..

  • Macdonald Randolph Hotel

    Beaumont St GB - Oxford OX1 2LN

    In the heart of Oxford, opposite the Ashmolean Museum, The Macdonald Randolph Hotel offers sumptuous bedrooms and a luxury spa. The Spa at The Randolph features a candlelit walkway to the stylish treatment rooms, and there is also a bio sauna, ice f..

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Leisure activities Oxford


    Explore the beautiful university town of Oxford with this 24 hour ticket aboard an open-top double-decker bus. See all the main sights of Oxford as you hop-on and hop-off 20 conveniently located stops around the city. You can hop on and off as man..


    Home to the oldest University in Britain, Oxford is an architectural marvel. You'll get fantastic views of its honey colored buildings as well as tantalizing glimpses of the hushed courtyards of its many colleges. Gaze at the beautiful buildings comp..

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Restaurants Oxford

  • Randolph Restaurant within a Michelin recommended hotel (or restaurant) 

    Beaumont St GB - OX1 2LN Oxford

  • Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat' Saisons Top class comfort and pleasant restaurant  Excellent cooking, worth a detour

    Church Rd GB - OX44 7PD Oxford

    Elegant beamed restaurant in a truly luxurious hotel; head for the large conservatory overlooking the lovely gardens. French-inspired cooking uses seasonal garden produce and dishes are prepared with skill, clarity and a lightness of touch. Choose fr..

  • Shanghai 30's Quite comfortable restaurant 

    82 St Aldates GB - OX1 1RA Oxford

    Delightful, colonial-style restaurant in a characterful 15C building; the rooms are listed and feature wood panelling and ornate plaster ceilings. Menus offer a wide range of authentic Chinese dishes; don't miss the fiery Sichuan section.

  • Magdalen Arms Traditional pubs serving food 

    243 Iffley Rd GB - OX4 1SJ Oxford

    Buzzy battleship-grey pub boasting quirky old standard lamps, an eclectic collection of 1920s posters, board games and a bar billiards table. The experienced chef uses local ingredients to create flavoursome, good value dishes. Be sure to try the del..

  • Brasserie Restaurant within a Michelin recommended hotel (or restaurant) 

    3 Oxford Castle GB - OX1 1AY Oxford

  • Old Parsonage Restaurant within a Michelin recommended hotel (or restaurant) 

    1 Banbury Rd GB - OX2 6NN Oxford

  • Quod Comfortable restaurant 

    92-94 High St GB - OX1 4BN Oxford

    Buzzy brasserie in an old banking hall (now a stylish hotel). It's open from early 'til late and has a lovely terrace to the rear. Modern menus offer a mix of Italian and European dishes, along with twice-daily blackboard specials.

  • Oli's Thai Quite comfortable restaurant 

    38 Magdalen Rd GB - OX4 1RB Oxford

    This lovely little restaurant is set off the beaten track, in an up-and-coming residential area. Start with a drink on the patio then make for the cool, relaxed restaurant; if you haven't booked, try for a seat at the counter. The concise menu offers..

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