Oxford Historical Places

Take a look through some of the best historical places in Oxford and Oxfordshire. Here you’ll find the most iconic Oxfordian locations you shouldn’t miss if you are in the area. Oxford truly has a little bit of everything – from hundreds-year-old colleges and quads to ancient castles and churches. Plus, a few river locks, a covered market, and one of the oldest libraries in the world. 

Most Popular Oxford Historical Places

Explore all of Oxford’s castles, quads, and locks—memorable and historically-relevant locations in the heart of the city and its surrounding areas.

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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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.

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Museums & Art Galleries

World-renowned museums and art galleries.

Pitt Rivers Museum - Oxford

Pitt Rivers Museum

The Pitt Rivers Museum displays the archaeological and anthropological collections of the University of Oxford.

Modern Art Oxford

Modern Art Oxford

Modern Art Oxford is a contemporary art space with exhibitions, events, projects, and online activities in the city of Oxford.

Parks & Meadows

Beautiful parks and nature reserves in Oxford.

Crocodiles of the World: The UK's Only Crocodile Zoo

Crocodiles of the World

Crocodiles of the World is a unique and fascinating attraction located in Oxfordshire and dedicated to crocodiles and their relatives.

Oxford's Port Meadow - Image courtesy of Danny Chapman

Port Meadow

Port Meadow is a large open space in the north of Oxford. The River Thames flows through its heart and the plains are home to many animals.

Oxford For Introverts: Quietest Places To Relax or Study

Wellington Square

Wellington Square is nestled within the heart of the historic city of Oxford. This park, unfamiliar to many, is actually a little gem!

Things to Do in Oxford

Looking for things to do and enjoy while you’re in Oxford? Here are some suggestions, from quirky shops to escape rooms, art galleries, and sports. 

O’Reilly Theatre Oxford

O’Reilly Theatre

The O’Reilly Theatre, is one of Oxford’s newest student theatres, opened in October 2002 and located in the grounds of Keble College.

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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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