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See the City while Standing on the Carfax Tower

You can start exploring Oxford by visiting its main attractions. This is the Carfax Tower. Its height is 23 meters. It is the only surviving part of the Church of Saint Martin. There are clock and bells on top of it. They ring out over the city every quarter of an hour. It is open to the public from 10:00 to 17:30 every day from April to December and until 15:30 from November to March. You will have the opportunity to climb to its observation platform by 99 steps. You can enjoy the beauty of the southern part of the city and its surroundings, including the picturesque meadows located in the distance.
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Cycling and Walking Tours of Oxford

You may be interested in one of the many options for cycling tours in Oxford. They differ in length and complexity. For example, you can see the city center and ride along the paths during a 2-hour tour. They are equipped on the banks of the river and between colleges. But if you prefer walking tours, you can hire a guide or take a walk yourself. You will buy a map and choose the theme of the tour.

Visit Oxford Castle

If you want to immerse yourself in a thousand years’ history, you will be able to visit Oxford Castle. It is the oldest building in the city. It was used as a prison until 1996. The museum is located there today. You can take a tour. Its duration is 90 minutes. A professional actor dressed in a medieval costume will tell you about the events that took place within the walls of the castle. You will also know about who lived in it and even managed to escape. Copyright
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Then you can climb the spiral staircase to the St. George Tower. You will enjoy a panoramic view of Oxford through its loopholes. It is amazing at sunset, especially in November and winter. You will also have the opportunity to visit the dungeon. The 900-year-old crypt with the preserved remains of Saint George is located there. You will have the opportunity to spend the night in a hotel. Its rooms were converted from prison cells.
Balliol College Oxford Hall

Climb the Tower of St. Michael's Church

The oldest Saxon temple in the city is located near the North Gate of Oxford. This is St. Michael's Church. It has a tower-like bell tower. The church looks like a fortress. It was built in the 1040-1050 years. You can climb it and enjoy the view of the sights from a height. You will have the opportunity to view the Carillon and visit the cells during the ascent. The Oxford martyrs stayed there in the past.
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Gallery of the Tower of the Church of St Mary the Virgin

You can see the city from a height from the gallery of the tower of the Church of St Mary the Virgin. It was erected in the central part of Oxford in the 18th century. It was used as the first University building. You can take a tour of the church to see its beautiful vault, listen to organ music, and get to the tower by walking up 127 steps. There is a wonderful view of those Oxford places from here. They are inaccessible to outsiders. For example, you can admire the courtyard of All Souls College. Only certified specialists and postgraduates are allowed to enter there.
Lady Margaret Hall


Oxford is located at the intersection of the rivers Cherwell and Isis. You can do punting to feel a unique atmosphere. This entertainment is popular with residents. It is a 6-meter boat ride. It has a flat bottom. You will have to push off from the bottom with a 5-meter pole, like a gondolier riding on an unusual watercraft. It will be difficult. So you can hire a boatman. You will have the opportunity to travel along the river during the punting. It flows through the entire city. You can admire the botanic gardens and colleges of the University of Oxford, as well as choose a place for a picnic and swimming.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Oxford and surroundings

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Map of all Michelin restaurants
Michelin-starred restaurants in Oxford
♥   Restaurant 'Oxford Kitchen' Oxford. Type - Modern British. 3.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Mole Inn' Toot Baldon. Type - Regional cuisine. 7.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Bell at Hampton Poyle' Hampton Poyle. Type - Mediterranean cuisine. 9.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Red Lion' Northmoor. Type - Traditional British. 10.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Thai' Stadhampton. Type - Thai. 11.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Oxford
♥   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
♥   Castle 'Broughton Castle' , 33.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Oxford and around
♥   Art museum 'Ashmolean Museum' Oxford, 0.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all palaces
Public palaces near Oxford
♥   Palace 'Basildon Park' , 29.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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