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Sightseeing in Oxford - what to see. Complete travel guide

This modern city is such a busy metropolis that it seems life does not stop here even for a minute. For more than eight centuries Oxford is a major research and training center, which is known throughout the world. Largest choice of great restaurants, attractions, rich selection places of interest, and amazing natural beauty - these are the main points that make tourism in Oxford successful.
The main symbol of the city of Oxford and its world renowned landmark is the famous University of Oxford. The University now includes 39 constituent colleges located in different districts … Open
The most important landmark and symbol of the city is the University of Oxford. It is open to all visitors and so you just need to get a ticket in one of the tourist agencies. The largest botanical garden of Oxford is adjacent to the university. Here visitors will find a collection of plants from all over the world. Oxford is also the location of the oldest museum in Britain ā€“ Ashmolean Museum founded in 1683.Here you can see a collection of precious stones, antique sculptures and paintings. Several rooms are devoted to archaeological findings.
Besides the majestic building of the university you should also visit several old colleges - Magdalen College, Queens College, Merton College and University College. These are true examples of medieval architecture - each of these colleges is surrounded by the park, and their inner yards are decorated with elegant sculptures. Another notable building that is worth visiting is the Radcliffe Camera, which serves as the reading room of the Bodleian Library. It is worth noting that this library is one of the largest in the world, and it stores more than 2 million books. Broad Street is one of best places for walking. Here you will see the building of the Sheldonian Theatre, attend one of the largest bookstores of the country named Blackwell’s or relax in one of the local cafes after a long walk. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Among entertainments and amusements in Oxford tourists and city guests will find scenic parks for hiking and gardens of majestic beauty, modern entertaining centers and restaurants of … Open
In the heart of the city is the beautiful historic Carfax Tower, the height of which is 23 meters. This tower is the only surviving fragment of the church that was located in this place in the 13th century. In 1676, six bells were installed on top of the tower, which can still be heard today. The local church had been operated until the beginning of the 19th century, and eventually came to desolation and gradually collapsed, but the tower has survived. At its top, today is one of the most popular observation platforms in the city.
The unique attraction is Queen's Lane Coffee House, the city's oldest cafe that has been working continuously since 1654. Like hundreds of years ago, today here you can try popular English dishes, as well as Mediterranean and African cuisines, as many young foreign people study in Oxford. One of the cafe's specialties is hot chocolate prepared according to old traditions.
1. The most popular city transport means is a bus being available 24/7. After 23.00 the city is cruised with special night buses which have an ā€œNā€ mark in track number. It should be … Open
A beautiful historic building houses the Pitt Rivers Museum founded in 1884, which is currently based at the University of Oxford. This museum presents an interesting collection of anthropological and archaeological exhibits. The museum's exposition was formed from a private collection of antiquities of Colonel Wesley L. Fox. Over the years, the collection of the museum has increased hundreds of times; today, among its unique exhibits you can see ancient artifacts collected by J. Cook himself.
Christ Church, Oxford Some hotels in Oxford have long acquired the status of historical sites, and The Bear & Ragged Staff is a great example. The very first hotel was opened within its walls more than 350 years ago. Over the years, the building has managed to almost completely preserve its exterior and interior. Today, inside the historic hotel you can see many unique decorations: hand-made antique furniture, works of art and handicrafts. A sloping ceiling, as well as old woodwork elements, have been preserved in many rooms of the historic building. The hotel has a small restaurant where you can try ale brewed according to old traditional recipes.
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Map of all shopping areas
Shopping streets in Oxford
♥   Shopping area ' High Street' Oxford, 0.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Golden Cross' Oxford, 0.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Queen Street' Oxford, 0.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Cornmarket Street' Oxford, 0.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Broad Street' Oxford, 0.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Oxford
♥   Castle 'Oxford Castle' , 0.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Boarstall Tower Boarstall' , 13.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Wallingford Castle Wallingford' Oxfordshire, 18.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Shirburn Castle' , 20.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Rotherfield Greys Castle' , 27.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Oxford
♥   Park 'Queen Elizabeth II' , 88.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Oxford and around
♥   Art museum 'Christ Church Picture Gallery' Oxford, 0.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Ashmolean Museum' Oxford, 0.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Oxford from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Shakespeare Birthplace

From the series “Houses of Famous People and Stars Currently Open to Tourists”
In the living room is presented the collection of valuable antique furniture. This is one of the few rooms in which the original stone floor has been preserved. In the dining room one can see the beautiful old Gobelins, and on the first floor are the bedrooms of all family members. William Shakespeare was born in 1564 in one of the bedrooms with the splendid furnishings. This room preserves the old baby bed and even a collection of unique toys. After visiting the antique collection, you can walk through the garden, which today looks as beautiful as it was centuries ago. … Read further

Bekonscot model village

From the series “Famous Miniature Museums of Architectural Objects and Cities”
In a miniature village an atmosphere of rural England of the early 20th century has accurately been recreated. Here, you can see the old railway, beautiful castles, meadows with windmills and even a coal mine. Trams and trains run on miniature roads. The main feature of the park is a breadboard model of the railway, that has a length of 15 km. It operates in the park since its opening. 12 trains run along the road. Each of which passes more than 3000 km a year. For many years, Baconscot has sent all the proceeds to other parks of miniatures. … Read further
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