When you’re travelling in England, Oxford simply must be on your to-do list. It’s one of the most beautiful places in the UK, boasting many iconic cultural attractions.To make the most of your adventure in Oxford, it’s best to plan out an itinerary before you set off. To help you plan your trip, here come some of the top things to do in Oxford.
1 . Oxford University Botanic Garden
These beautiful gardens were founded back in 1621, a stunning and tranquil escape, yet right in the heart of Oxford city. You’ll find wonderful plants from all across the world in a gorgeous setting of glasshouses, walled gardens, and herbarium rooms. As you explore the greenhouses, you’ll find yourself travelling across the earth, moving from alpines to deserts and jungles! Every year visitors to Oxford are amazed by these exotic plants.
- Oxford University Museum Of Natural History
An impressive neo-Gothic building, home to enthralling collections from zoology based to geological. Come and marvel at dinosaur skeletons and the remains of a Dodo. You’ll find a range of exciting exhibitions that come and go, including those themed on climate change, crystals, biosense or microsculpture. The design of the building is often of interest to the history of science and Pre-Raphaelite studies.
- University of Oxford Tour
No trip to Oxford would be quite complete without seeing the renowned Oxford University, and it’s awe-inspiring architecture. The Oxford University is a world leader in many types of research, being one of the most famous universities in the world. (You’ll undoubtedly get yourself some beautiful selfies outside here)!
- The Story Museum
For a rather unique day out, head down to The Story Museum. It was in Oxford where authors like J.R.R Tolkien, C.S Lewis, and Lewis Carroll spent time writing their famous books. Everything in the museum is themed around these stories and others; it’s a marvellous place of fun and exploration. Come and join the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party or open the wardrobe to explore Narnia. Discover the whispering wood, the enchanted library and the treasure chamber. If you have children in particular, this makes a real fun family day out.
- Radcliffe Camera
Radcliffe Camera is one of the most famous examples of architecture in Oxford. The circular dome is a real iconic sight, built between 1737 and 1749. Radcliffe himself was a renowned physician, when he died, he left money and requested a library to be built in his honor. The task was set out as a competition amongst architects. James Gibbs won the competition, and so it is his design that we still see today. Originally the building was referred to as the ‘Radcliffe Library.’
For a lovely bed and breakfast in Oxford, check out Remont Oxford. A family-run hotel set right in the heart of this enchanting city. The bed and breakfast includes all the facilities you’ll need, including Wi-fi and laundry services, a secluded garden and modern rooms.
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