Best things to do in Oxford
# 1 Oxford all new fun walking tour
This Walking tour is new in Oxford but that does not mean its no good, the guide that leads you on this tour of Oxford is not only a good tour guide and very knowledgeable he is also a master magician, he will keep you entertained all the way around the tour of oxford whilst he explains the history of all the most popular locations in a all new fun and interesting way.
If your a little tired of the same old boring tour’s the this tour id for you Very entertaining and extremely good value for money. this is not a free walking tour, but there is no such think in oxford as a free walking tour all tours ask you for a donation per person of around £20. and some of the free tours do not have the best google reviews.
should you wish to book oxford’s #1 magic walking walking tour please click one of the times below for tickets.
Please note this tour has become extremely popular whilst you can buy tickets from the guide right up to departure point i highly recommend you book in advance. as there is limited space on each walking tour, We keep the tour numbers low so we can provide an exclusive experience for everyone we look forward to seeing you soon.
11 Am Tour All Tours meet outside number 13 Broad Street Oxford OX1 3AS please arrive 15 min prior your tour departure time
1 PM Tour All Tours meet outside number 13 Broad Street Oxford OX1 3AS please arrive 15 min prior your tour departure time
3 PM Tour All Tours meet outside number 13 Broad Street Oxford OX1 3AS please arrive 15 min prior your tour departure time
Ultimate Guide to Exploring Oxford City University: Must-Visit Places, Entry Prices, Time Estimates, and the Magical Walking Tour all explained and are in no particular order
This guide will give you all the places to visit in Oxford city university including prices of entry, how much time you can spend at each place? which will enable you to plan your day at oxford and will save you wasting lots of time
Don’t miss out on our highly recommended Magical Walking Tour, where you’ll not only explore captivating sights but also be entertained throughout the journey. Save valuable time and make the most of your Oxford experience with our expertly crafted guide.
Oxford University Price £ Various
Oxford is one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in the world. Take a guided tour or wander through its stunning colleges, libraries, and gardens to immerse yourself in its rich academic and architectural heritage.
Discover the Prestigious University of Oxford: 39 Self-Governing Colleges and 6 Halls with Unique Features”
The University of Oxford stands as a distinguished institution comprised of 38 self-governing colleges and 6 halls. These iconic establishments provide students with an immersive academic experience, offering facilities such as gatehouses, potters lodges, quadrangles, gardens, chapels, dining halls, libraries, and comfortable living accommodations. Each college has its own rich history and renowned alumni, adding to its prestige. Join us in exploring the University of Oxford’s diverse and illustrious institutions, where students dine, reside, and engage in tutorials, while the university oversees crucial administrative tasks, curricula organization, examinations, tuition fees, library and laboratory maintenance, and graduation ceremonies
Entrance price? to colleges range from £3.50 – £25 depending on the college
How Long to spend there? You can spend all day looking around Oxford university and colleges. i highly suggest a walking tour that will point out all the main areas and key places freeing up your time to visit other locations in Oxford
Ashmolean Museum Oxford Price Free & paid
The Ashmolean Museum is a treasure trove of art and antiquities, boasting an extensive collection spanning thousands of years. From Egyptian mummies to Renaissance masterpieces, this museum offers a captivating journey through human history and culture.
The Ashmolean Museum is the University of Oxford’s museum of art and archaeology, founded in 1683. The museum has world-famous collections ranging from Egyptian mummies to contemporary art, telling human stories across cultures and across time. The museum is open every day from 10am-5pm and admission is free1
If you’re planning on walking to the Ashmolean Museum from the centre of town (outside Carfax Tower), it’s a 5-minute walk. t, turn left on to Beaumont Street and the Ashmolean will be right in front of you and right opposite the Randolph Hotel
Entrance Price? £ FREE Although they do have exhibitions and these can be an extra cost
How Long to spend there? The average visit around the museum will take you roughly two hours
Oxford Castle & prison
This is a great Place to learn about the history Of oxford prison they also showcase some of the restraints used in the olden days including a straight jacket and a padded cell you can walk into.
Oxford Castle and Prison is a unique visitor attraction that reveals Oxford’s hidden history. The castle has been a place of incarceration since the 11th century and has been used as a prison for over 800 years. The castle is open daily from 10am to 5.30pm12
The admission prices for Oxford Castle and Prison are as follows:
- Adult from £15.50
- Child (5-15) from £9.95
- Student (with valid ID) from £14.50
- Carer FREE
- Child (under 5) FREE* 12
The average time spent at Oxford Castle and Prison is around 2 hour
University of Oxford Botanic Garden
Oxford Botanic Garden the oldest botanic garden in great Britain home to more than 5,000 different plant species. It is located roughly a 20 minutes walk from central Oxford.
The garden is a great place for walking and enjoying nature. It offers a range of carefully curated, bespoke, botanically-inspired products at its shop. You can also enrich your visit with a guided tour or discover family activities
The average time spent at the garden is around 1-2 hours
Opening time form: 10 am – 5pm
The Sheldonian Theatre Oxford
The Sheldonian Theatre is one of the most impressive buildings in Oxford, designed by Sir Christopher Wren and built between 1664 and 1669. It is named after Gilbert Sheldon, the Archbishop of Canterbury and the chancellor of the University, who funded the project. The theatre is inspired by the ancient Theatre of Marcellus in Rome, but with a remarkable feature: a roof that spans over 70 feet without any visible supports.
The theatre is not only a marvel of engineering, but also a masterpiece of art. The exterior has 14 statues of famous figures from the University’s history, while the interior has a splendid painted ceiling by Robert Streater. The cupola, a circular tower above the roof, offers panoramic views of Oxford’s skyline and countryside.
- Adult: £4.00
- Guided Tour: £8.00
- Average time Self guided tour depending on personal preference 20 – 30 min Guided tour 1 hour
- Click here for more information
Christ Church College
Christ Church College is one of the most famous colleges here in Oxford. It was founded in 1546 by King Henry and it is also home to Christ Church Cathedral, You can visit the college and the cathedral, as well as other attractions within the college grounds, he Great Hall, a stunning dining hall that has been used for centuries by students and staff, and has also featured in several films, such as Harry Potter.
Cost of entry: Single tickets are between £4 to £7
Opening times: 10.00 – 17.00, Sundays – 14.00 – 17.00
The average time spent here is roughly 90 min
Christ Church Meadow
If you are looking for a relaxing and scenic way to explore Oxford, you might want to consider taking a walking tour of Christ Church Meadow. This is a well-known flood-meadow and popular walking and picnic spot in Oxford, England. It is owned by Christ Church College, but it is open to the public and free of charge. You can enjoy the views of the river, the buildings of Christ Church and Oxford’s famous skyline, as well as the wildlife and plants that make this area so special.
Christ Church Meadow is roughly triangular in shape, and it is bounded by the River Thames (the stretch through Oxford being known as “The Isis”), the River Cherwell, and Christ Church. You can enter the meadow from St Aldate’s, where you will find the War Memorial Garden, a permanent memorial to the men and women who died in the First World War and subsequent conflicts. From there, you can follow the historic pathways around the meadow,
Average time spent: 30 to 40 minutes.
Cost? £ FREE
Pitt rivers museum
The museum is located inside the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, which you can enter from Parks Road. Just walk past the dinosaur sculptures, and you should see an arched door that leads to the Museum
The museum offers a variety of events and activities all year round for families and friends, please check their website for the activities
A walking tour of the Pitt Rivers Museum is a great way to learn about the diversity and richness of human cultures, as well as the history and development of anthropology.
Opening time from 10 – 5 Mondays 12 – 5
Entry price: FREE
Average time spent here is 60 minutes
more information can be found on the Pitt rivers official website
The turf tavern
Tucked away in a secluded alley of Oxford, the Turf Tavern unveils a world of captivating charm and allure. this pub is a well well-kept secret and has become a beloved destination by locals, students, and visitors alike.
Stepping inside the Turf Tavern feels like a journey through time. With its historic roots tracing back to the 13th century, the pub exudes an irresistible ambiance with its low ceilings, exposed beams, and cozy corners. It’s a haven where Oxford’s rich history comes to life.
Times: Monday to Thursday: 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM Friday and Saturday: 11:00 AM to 12:00 AM (midnight) Sunday: 12:00 PM (noon) to 10:30 PM
COST: reasonable price in line with the rest of the pubs and restaurants in the city
Average time spent: On average gusts spend between 1 – 2 hours here
Our tour is unique and therefore extremely popular booking in advance is advised
Oxford walking tours Finding us
We are at 13 Broad Street oxford
You cant miss us we are right buy the red postal box you will see our sign and the guide will be holding a clip board with Oxford Magic Walking Tours written on it..