Places in Oxford
|| Spend your break in Oxford visiting some its most interesting
and popular sights.
A visit to Oxford wouldn’t be complete without
a tour of the awe-inspiring spires. Christ Church
College [map] is probably the most famous and can be found at St Aldates.
The spire here is certainly the grandest and should
be instantly recognisable.
Visitors to Christ Church can enjoy a tour of the grand
college chapel which contains the reconstructed shrine
of St Frideswide, the patron saint of Oxford,
as well as a rich variety of stained glass works by
Abraham Linge and Edward Burns-Jones.
Behind the college is Christ Church Meadow [map], which
offers stunning views of the rivers Cherwell and Isis
as well as part of the city walls. This is a good place
for a leisurely stroll and you’ll often
see cows grazing on the meadow.
Oxford is famous for having the oldest public museum
in Britain, the Ashmolean Museum [map].
It houses many wonderful collections from archaeological
artefacts to Heberden coins. Why not take a guided
tour to ensure that you get the best from this extensive
Savour a small taste of Italy in this very English city
and pay a visit to the Bridge of Sighs [map].
This building was erected in 1913 and is an imposing architectural feature of the city.
Another fascinating place to visit is the War Memorial
Laid out in 1925 to commemorate those Oxford citizens
who lost their lives in World War I, this is a peaceful
place to contemplate and reflect.
To get the perfect tourist snap of your stay in Oxford
head to South Park [map],
St Clements, which is a beautiful park located close
to Headington. Climb the hill and enjoy the perfect
photographic moment as you look out across the iconic
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