Oxford Off The Beaten Path

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Most Viewed Off The Beaten Path in Oxford

  • 1. Iffley

    When you have seen the university buildings and are a bit tired of the touristy and noisy city, come to Iffley to enjoy its peace and quiet. Situated on the Thames, it can be reached by boat from the...

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  • 2. Christchurch Meadow

    I chanced upon this memorial plaque whilst walking along the main path in Christchurch meadow. It is affixed to the wall of the garden of the very picturesque cottages there (see other picture) and...

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  • 3. Cowley Road

    If Oxford is a genteel, civilised place, Cowley Road is its uncouthed, yet strangely alluring neighbour. Just 5 minutes walk from the town centre, but a million miles away in terms of atmosphere,...

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  • 4. Port Meadow

    Port Meadow is a large open country public field that stretches as far as the eye can see,there are plenty of footpaths to walk on and you can cross bridges over the River Thames that flows through...

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  • 5. Old Town Wall

    Oxford's city wall remains are scant.It ran from the castle along the southern edge of Broadstreet. Officially there were three gates, north, west and east. These now only remain in name, ie; Westgate...

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  • 6. Headington Shark

    Somewhat annoyingly, I was looking for this piece of art, but got a bit lost, so I have yet to describe it from the flesh, as it were. The story of the shark and the battle for it's retention against...

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  • 7. Jericho

    Jericho is one of Oxford's most interesting neighbourhoods. Most of the action takes place on Walton Street, where there ar enumerous bars and restaurants, but it's also worthwhile exploring the side...

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  • 8. Oxford Canal

    On eof my greatest pleasures in life is walking beside either rivers or canals. The canal system in Britain is so fascinating I would recommend it to any visitor to spend at least half a day just...

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  • 9. Godstow Nunnery

    This medieval nunnery - founded in 1138 - is where Henry the second's mistress was murdered. It's just across the meadow from the famous Trout Inn in Wolvercote. You cna get here either from Port...

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  • 10. Summertown

    Summertown is a popular area of North Oxford, where I lived during my first year in Oxford. It's a slightly middle class area with nice pubs and shops. Many students ahve moved in recently, giving the...

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  • 11. Botanic Garden

    Britain's oldest botanic garden with thousands of species of plants from all over the world. A lovely place to sit, or wander down the river. Situated on the site of the old Jewish cemetary. Open:...

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  • 12. May Day

    Not so much off the beaten path...more like a timing issue. Party it up at the May Ball the night before, hie on down to Magdealen Bridge at 06:00 on May 1st and fight through a crown of 10,000+...

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  • 13. Natural History Museum

    OXFORD UNIVERSITY MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY Parks Road, Oxford, Tel: 01865 272965. It houses the University's scientific collections of zoological, entomological, palaeontological and mineral...

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  • 14. Shotover Hill

    This large wooded hill to the East of Oxford (beyond the ring road - the road up the hill goes over it), is a perfect place to watch a sunset over the dreaming spires. You probably need a car or bike...

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  • 15. Wytham Wood

    This wonderful old broad-leaved wood West of the ring-road is owned by the university & you're not allowed in without a walking permit (which is hard to obtain). However, they regularly ask for...

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  • 20. Town Hall

    Oxford's Town Hall is such a prime example of late-Victorian pomp, pride and grandeur that it is a 'listed' building (that means only approved changes an be...

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  • 21. Cycling in Oxford (I) - General tips

    Oxford is a bicycle town which nobody would deny who has been there. With so many students having to go from college to college between their tutorials, a bike...

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  • 22. Cycling in Oxford (II) - Sandford and Wolvercote

    For a nice little bike trip along the Thames I would recommend either going up the river to Wolvercote or down to Sandford. The former tour is a little longer...

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  • 23. Spend time along the Thames in Abingdon

    Abingdon is one of the little charming towns of Oxfordshire, just due south of the centre of Oxford. If you want to leave the fast pace of Oxford streets, walk...

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  • 24. Don't miss Marston

    I love to drift into a big town's surroundings residential areas and I did so finding my way to Marston, just east of Oxford's centre. Marston is beautiful with...

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  • 25. Woodstock

    When I was studying in Oxford the majority of our classes were taught on a small farm in a neighboring community called Woodstock. It was just a beautiful place...

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