What to See in Oxford

Historical Places, Landmarks, Parks & Museums

If you’re planning a visit to Oxford or have just moved there, you’re probably looking forward to seeing the city and its incredible landmarks. Oxford is a beautiful place with hundreds of historical locations, parks, and of course some of the oldest colleges in the world. Let us help prepare for your visit to Oxford! In this section you will find articles and pages about all the different landmarks and activities to make the most of your Oxford visit.

Did you know Oxford has a medieval castle? And a Saxon tower? The city is not just the home place of one of the oldest universities in the world, it’s also a fascinating British town with a large variety of historical places and incomparable landmarks. Browse All >

Oxford's Carfax Tower

Carfax Tower

Carfax Tower, in Oxford, is a 23-meter-high bell tower that used to belong to a 12th-century church. Here’s how to visit it (and why!).

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Mob Quad, Merton College. Image courtesy of Caro Wallis

Mob Quad in Merton College

Mob Quad in Merton College is probably the oldest quadrangle in Oxford. The quad is so old, it actually doesn’t have any chimneys! (they weren’t in widespread use in England

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Christ Church Cathedral - Oxford. Image courtesy of Randy Connolly

Christ Church Cathedral

Christ Church Cathedral is perhaps the most stunning college chapel in Oxford. It was built as a place of worship in the late 12th century. Though one of England’s smallest

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Oxford is home to numerous museums and art galleries. There really is something for everyone in the city. For example, the Ashmolean Museum has some of the most beautiful archaeological pieces in the entire country, while Modern Art Oxford showcases contemporary exhibitions and projects. Browse All >

The Oxfordshire Museum

The Oxfordshire Museum

The Oxfordshire Museum is located in Woodstock (in Fletcher’s House, Park Street, opposite the Bear Hotel) and tells the story of the County of Oxfordshire through galleries and exhibitions. The

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The Story Museum - Oxford

The Story Museum

The Story Museum is an unusual museum. Located in the heart of Oxford, it celebrates the power of stories. Fly through a thousand years of Oxford’s story history, from ancient

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There are many parks and meadows in Oxford you can visit and use for sports, picnics, walks, and dates. You have the Oxford University Parks, the Botanic Garden, and Christ Church Meadow among many others. They are all beautiful oxford spots no matter the time of the year! Browse All >

Oxford Parks and Meadows: Oxford Canal - A Breath-taking Walk

Oxford Canal

Oxford Canal is a breath-taking option if you’re looking for an enjoyable walk close to the city. Here’s everything you need to know about it.

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Brasenose Woods in Oxford

Brasenose Wood

Brasenose Wood is a woodland park featuring quiet walking paths and diverse flora. It’s also part of a larger nature reserve in Oxford.

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You can also do some shopping in Oxford! Explore some of the little secret shops around the city, attend a regatta, or stop by a historical bookshop. These are all great options if you’re visiting Oxford. Browse All >

Barefoot Jericho - Cakes in Oxford

Barefoot Jericho

Barefoot offers homemade cakes, pastries and bread, delicious coffee for eat-in or takeaway in the neighbourhood of Jericho, in Oxford.

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Shops to See in Oxford: The Cake Shop - Cakes for Any Occasion

The Cake Shop

The Cake Shop offers ready-made designs and bespoke masterpieces and has been trading since 1986 in Oxford’s Covered Market.

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Explore new and familiar locations, visit the parks, step into a college, or drop by one of the many quirky shops Oxford has to offer. Browse All >