Top 20 Things to Do in Oxford & Oxfordshire


  1. Take an Official Guided Walking Tour of the University and city - the best way to discover Oxford is on foot.

  2. Seek out your favourite TV and film locations - and Harry Potter connections at Christ Church.

  3. Climb a tower to view the 'dreaming spires'. There are 4 to choose from.

  4. Visit the remains of the dodo at the University Museum of Natural History (free) and the witch in a bottle at the Pitt Rivers museum (free).

  5. Take a (free) tour of the Ashmolean Museum. Or just pop in and view some of the 67 galleries.

  6. Stock up on goodies at the Covered Market and take a romantic punt trip.

  7. Take an elegant cruise along the River Isis where the real 'Alice in Wonderland' first heard the famous story.

  8. Have a pub lunch in an ancient hostelry - or dinner in an elegant restaurant or hotel.

  9. Take the kids ice skating or for a ride on the 'topless bus'.

  10. Relax in a pavement café and watch the world go by!



  1. Stay in a charming olde worlde B & B or pub.

  2. Spend the day at Woodstock with a visit to Blenheim Palace


  3. Step back in time and discover all the National Trust houses dotted around Oxfordshire.

  4. Kit yourself out with maps for walking and cycling at a Tourist Information Centre or via our online shop. The Oxfordshire Way, d' Arcy Dalton Way, the Thames Path and the Ridgeway are just a few of the footpath networks to explore.

  5. Play a round of golf, followed by a spa treatment and a light, healthy lunch (or dinner) at one of Oxfordshire's many golf courses.

  6. Go bargain hunting for upmarket brands at Bicester Village.

  7. Visit a few of the charming country churches, steeped in history.

  8. Ride a steam train at Didcot Railway Centre, a Salters steamer at Abingdon and potter among the old-fashioned buses at Long Hanborough.

  9. Take the kids to visit the animals at Cotswold Wildlife Park or the Water Fowl Sanctuary.

  10. Look out for unexpected local museums - some have tea shops attached!

Small and friendly day trips from Oxford with International Friends