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Preparing your trip to Oxford: advices & hints - things to do and to obey

Balliol College Oxford Hall 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 “N” mark in track number. It should be noted that various travel passes are not valid on night bus routes.
2. Tips are welcome in all gastronomy establishments of the city as well as in taxi. The tips should be about 10 – 15% of the total order cost. In some restaurants the service fee is included into the bill. In this case one can just round up a sum to any convenient amount to additionally reward a waiter.
3. Street call boxes are located near public transport stops, large governmental institutions and entertaining complexes. The street call boxes offer the optimum rates for inter city and international calls. Using a hotel phone line should be avoided because of high rates.
4. To rent a car a driver will need international driving license, passport and a credit card with a limit enough to cover the rental cost. Clients under 21 years old and those with less than a year of driving experience may be denied in service rendering.
5. Utility supplied voltage is 240V. All the hotels and inns are equipped with three pin sockets. In case of necessity guests may find adapters and connectors in the hotel or buy them in specialized stores. Copyright
6. Prudent tourists should keep in mind that the city center locates the most expensive restaurants and shops. The most budgetary establishments located in the central district of the city will feature much higher prices than these in remote area eating houses and stores. That is why it is reasonable to find some eating houses and groceries remote from the main streets of the city.
7. Many museums and other cultural institutions provide considerable discounts for group visits. To join a tour or an excursion one should better visit a special tourist information office or set off to the city landmarks exploration with a family or in a company of mates as in this case one will find considerably lower prices.
Oxford is a real hit for gastronomy tourism enthusiasts. Each day the guests of the city are invited to visit hundreds of gastronomy destinations of different trends. The city features … Open
8. Shops and shopping centers start working not later than 9am and serve customers up to 5 – 6pm. Saturday is considered to be a shortened working day and Sunday is a usual day off when a major part of shops and centers will be closed. Large super markets and scale shopping centers are commonly serve customers a few hours longer.
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What to visit being in Oxford - unique sights

Headington Shark

From the series “The Most Unusual Statues and Monuments”
Since its inception, the unusual monument has sparked many contradictions. The residents of the neighbors turned to the municipal authorities several times and asked to get rid of the shark because it spoils the landscape and is dangerous to safety. The inspectors who came to visit the monument in 1992 have confirmed that 'the Headington Hai' does not harmonize with the surrounding landscape. But the monument was not broken off. Today it is one of Oxford's most unusual and famous landmarks. … Read further

Castle Woodstock

From the series “Amazing Ancient Fortresses Preserved to This Day”
The ghost of beauty, living in the castle, is considered a good one, and never frightens the people who come to the castle with good intentions. One of the most incredible cases happened in the castle in the 18th century, when the officials wanted to expropriate the whole property as compensation for the owners' big debts. The ghost of Rozamunda has received them extremely unfriendly. The officials were thrown with the stones and watered by the cold water, whose appearance in the narrow corridors remains unexplained until today. Thus the protector's ghost saved the castle's valuable property. Thanks to the unusual case, the collection of antique objects and works of art can be appreciated today. … Read further

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