Oxford History

Take a look at Oxford’s history through our original stories and reports. Learn more about the city and its surroundings, plan historic walks and get carried away by this wonderful place. We have categorized all relevant information into two groupings: Articles about the history of Oxford (featured right below this paragraph) and places of interest in the city and its surroundings. 

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Best Oxford Historical Places

Take a look through some of the best historic places in Oxford and Oxfordshire.

Oxford Sandford Lock - Places to See Around Oxford. Oxford Walks.

Oxford Sandford Lock

Sandford Lock is a great place to start and end walks around Oxford. A very peaceful location, it has a pub nearby, the King’s Arms.

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Oxford Castle and Prison - Image courtesy of Meraj Chhaya

Oxford Castle & Prison

Oxford Castle is a partly ruined Norman medieval castle on the centre of Oxford. The castle then became a prison which closed in 1996. What’s

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Bodleian Library - Entrance. Image courtesy of Billy Wilson.

Bodleian Library

The Bodleian Library is one of Oxford’s most famous landmarks. Among the oldest in Europe, it’s easy to visit and incredible to see. Anyone visiting

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Things to Do in Oxford