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There is a wide range of leisure and cultural activities to see in Oxford including the following:


The Official Guided Walking Tour of the University and city - the best way to discover Oxford is on foot. Available from the Tourist Information Centre located in Broad Street.

www.visitoxfordandoxfordshire.com/

Many of the Oxford University Colleges, 38 in number are open to the public, and
most are free. Ask at the Porters Lodge for permission to tour.

TV and film locations - and Harry Potter connections at Christ Church. Inspector Morse and Lewis Blue Badge guided tours available from the the Tourist Information Centre. www.bluebadgetouristguide.co.uk/oxford.html

Climb a tower to view the 'dreaming spires', there are five to choose from.

University Museum of Natural History (free) and the Pitt Rivers museum (free).
www.oum.ox.ac.uk/

Ashmolean Museum (free). View some of the 67 galleries and have coffee or lunch at the roof top restaurant. www.ashmolean.org/ and www.ashmolean.org/eating/

Visit the Covered Market, one of the oldest markets in the country.

Enjoy an elegant cruise along the River Isis where the real 'Alice in Wonderland' first heard the famous story. www.salterssteamers.co.uk/

Take a pub lunch in an ancient hostelry - so many to choose from with so much history.

Take the kids ice skating www.fusion-lifestyle.com/centres/Oxford_Ice_Rink
or for a ride on the 'topless bus'.

Oxford has embraced the café culture - watch the world go by!

The River Cherwell offers a romantic punt trip.


The Radcliffe Camera on the left with All Souls College to the right, Oxford

University Museum of Natural History and the Pitt Rivers museum, Oxford

In Oxfordshire
Spend the day at Woodstock with a visit to Blenheim Palace
www.blenheimpalace.com/ and the Museum in the town centre.

The National Trust houses dotted around Oxfordshire.
http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/local-to-you/london-and-south-east/view-page/item775731

Walking and cycling is a pleasure in Oxfordshire. The Tourist Information Centre in Oxford has maps and routes information and will include the Oxfordshire Way, d' Arcy Dalton Way, the Thames Path and the Ridgeway are just a few of the footpath networks to explore.

Visit an historic Church or Abbey. www.dorchester-abbey.org.uk/

Play a round of golf, followed by a spa treatment and a light, healthy lunch (or dinner) at one of Oxfordshire's many golf courses.

Go bargain hunting for upmarket brands at Bicester Village Retail Outlet. www.bicestervillage.com

Ride a steam train at Didcot Railway Centre, or take a Salters steamer at Abingdon to Oxford or Wallingford

There is an old-fashioned bus museum at Long Hanborough.

Visit the Cotswold Wildlife Park or the Water Fowl Sanctuary - the kids will love it.


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