If you live in Oxford and you’ve never gone out to see these sights, then you’re really missing out. Here’s a quick look at the top 10 things to see in Oxford.
1. Oxford University
Even if you don’t have the grades to go to Oxford University you can still book yourself in for a private walking tour or a biking tour. There is a lot of history to this; one of the most prestigious universities in the country, and so it’s worth taking a trip and seeing it for yourself.
2. Ashmolean Museum of Art and Technology
The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Technology is a great way to spend a day. The galleries are modern and they feature a wide range of displays. You’ll get a real kick out of the Roman and Medieval galleries. Every so often they have a special exhibit that you should go out of your way to see.
3. Pitt Rivers Museum
The Pitt Rivers Museum is something every Oxford native needs to see at least once. It’s full of wonderful and weird things from a wide range of genres including anthropology, history, and generally quirky things.
4. Creation Theatre Company
The Creation Theatre Company always put on a great show filled with emotion and passion. They can play Shakespeare like no one else so take a trip to Shakespeare in the Park the next time you get a chance to. Provided there’s good weather of course!
5. Bodleian Library
The Bodleian Library is an absolutely beautiful building that will appeal to fans of architecture, history, and books all in one. If you do take a trip to the library then be sure to take the guided tour, which is informative and fun. Learn all about the library and the history of the architecture from a friendly tour guide.
6. Christ Church Meadow
The Christ Church meadow is a great place to have a picnic or a walk. Take a walk along the river for a picturesque view on a lovely sunny day. The botanical gardens are a real treat for nature lovers too. The walk includes some of the best sights in Oxford including the colleges, so it’s a perfect way to take in the city.
7. Christ Church
After taking in the Christ Church meadows why not take in Christ Church itself? You can easily lose a few hours in the beautiful buildings, halls, and chapels of the church. There’s a long history to the church and it looks beautiful inside and out. So don’t forget to get a tour guide. You need to visit the Christ Church if you’re a Harry Potter fan because it was one of the filming locations for the movie! That’s right; Hogwarts is actually in Oxford.
8. Magdalen College
Oxford University isn’t the only educational site in Oxford. You’d be wise to not forget about the stunning Magdalen College. Magdalen College is one of the most impressive Oxford College, featuring a stunningly beautiful garden and incredible architecture.
9. Oxford Castle Unlocked
The Oxford Castle Unlocked tour is interactive and engaging and a whole lot of fun. You’ll get to see the whole castle and learn all about the history of Oxford Castle and Oxford itself, including the dungeons. The interactivity of the tour includes 20 seconds of being locked in total darkness to experience what it was like for the prisoners in the dungeons back then.
10. University Museum of Natural History
Last but not least we come to the University Museum of Natural History. If you’re a fan of history then you owe it to yourself to take a trip here. The displays are well laid out and informative and there’s plenty for the kids to interact and play with to make learning fun. There’s a ton of exhibits and even a little coffee shop for when you get worn out.
Prefer to take it easy and perhaps enjoy some nice food? Also read our post on the five best places for a Sunday roast in Oxford! If you want to go out and enjoy the sights of Oxford then be sure to book a cleaner with Sweeply Oxford, so we can take care of the cleaning and give you the time you need to see all that Oxford has to offer!