Sightseeing can be fun here in Oxford! I would highly recommend first-timers coming to this splendid city to join a tour organized by the Oxford Guild of Guides. You can book these kind of tours through the Oxford Information Center.
Alternatively, you can also choose to sightsee from an open-topped double decker bus. These circular tours offer many different pick-up points within the City. So, no worries about missing one!
Still at the subject of SHOPPING....
There are many cool bookstores here in Oxford. And one of my favorites is this shop called 'Oxford Story'. There is no way you'd miss this shop. It has this cool statue standing just outside its front door!! (See pic below).
Other great Oxford bookstores that you may want to pop in include - Blackwell's, Thornton's, Parker's and Dillon's. They have a wide array of book titles and are SUPERB places to browse. Happy browsing!
Girls: Whistles clothing store is the most amazing store I have even been into. I couldn't afford anything because the pound to dollar ratio was so horrible, but this store makes me teary-eyed. When Ilana and I got sad and missed home, we would go there and pet the clothing. Top Shop and Ms. Selvridges don't compare, but they're in my price range. OASIS is my other favorite - a huge chain throughout the UK. It's great.
Oxford Walks are a fun way of seeing Oxford with your guide having more information than you can get in a brochure or book. The list is as follows:
Oxford University and City Tour
Daily tours from the Oxford Information Centre at 11.00am and 2.00pm. £5.85 adult and £3.00 child .
Inspector Morse Tour
Follow in the footsteps of Oxford's most famous detective. Tours depart on Saturdays at 1.30pm. £6.35 adult and £3.50 child (6-16yrs)
For a light-hearted approach, try a tour of Oxford's ghoulish and gory past! This tour lasts for about one and a half hours. Tours operate Friday and Saturday evenings at 8.00pm from July - September + 31 October. £5.85 adult, £3.00 child. Departing from Carfax Tower - pay the guide.
Christ Church Tour
Saturdays and Sundays at 1.45pm, a special tour which usually includes access to the largest and most famous of Oxford's colleges, leaves from Carfax Tower. For this tour, buy your tickets from the assistant in the Tower. Adult £6.50, Child £3.50
It was nice to be in the midst of these old college buildings in Oxford. Just think, many great knowledges that have shaped human minds for centuries originated in this place.
It commemorates the deaths of the Protestant martyrs Archbishop Cranmer and Bishops Ridley and Latimer who were burnt at the stake in 1555 and 1556 during the reign of Catholic Queen Mary.
This is one of the few still remaining sections of the medieval wall that once surrounded the city of Oxford. This one is near Christ Church.
It worth a visit as you can see in the picture.
St Aldate’s is one of the busiest streets in Oxford.
There are so many interesting places and buildings on this street. You can also catch local buses from here.
From memory, this delightful little village isn't far from Woodstock in Oxford.
I can only remember there was a little pub, and a whole row of these adorable, authentic old thatched cottages.
The walk from Christ Chruch to the river takes you past very scenic parts of Oxford. I go jogging here quite often and the views of Christ Church and th eother colleges are amazing.
Home to three of the prettiest colleges in Oxford, and with the sort of shops you won't find on any High Street, Turl Street is a must-see for any visitor to Oxford.
Most tourists arrive to Oxford in summer, but to escape the crowds, winter can be a good time to visit. It's definitely worth it on those cold, bright days, when Oxford looks really great.
I love indoor markets and it's always nice to find one when travelling. Oh well, Oxford has one as well :)
Opening hours are 8.30am - 5.30pm (Monday to Saturday).
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