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Visit Oxford City Centre

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Oxford, the ‘city of dreaming spires’ is steeped in a rich and fascinating history. Famous for its prestigious Oxford University, the city is home to its 38 colleges whereby many notable scholars have emerged.

The Radcliffe Camera, Bodleian Library and Bridge of Sighs make up just a few of the famous picturesque buildings of Oxford. Its charming scenery has been the inspiration for many, including Lewis Carroll and J.R.R Tolkien. There are also many recognisable scenes from popular films such as Harry Potter and TV series like Inspector Morse.

Oxford tourist information can suggest fantastic ways for you to take in the incredible sights by starting your visit with a walking tour or alternatively explore Oxford on a City Sightseeing bus or by bike!

There are many fascinating Oxford tourism hotspots like; museums, many of which are free – so take advantage of everything Oxford has to offer. If it’s sunny then why not go punting or take a relaxing river cruise? Climb to the top of one of Oxford’s towers and witness the breath-taking views for yourself.

For the perfect city break, why not stay in some of the accommodation available at the heart of Oxford's city centre.

Don't forget to download the free Oxford city map to find key landmarks and visit the Oxford Visitor Information Centre to get advice on hidden gems before you start planning your visit today.

Things to do around Oxford

Oxford Official Guided Walking Tours

Oxford Official Guided Walking Tours

Take one of the Official Guided Walking Tours and explore the prestigious university and the city.

Christ Church


In Oxford:

  • Ashmolean Museum
  • Christ Church College
  • Bodleian Library
Oxford City Map

Oxford City Map

This map will help you find the key locations to visit in Oxford City Centre