Welcome to Oxford City  

Oxford, The City of Dreaming Spires, is famous the world over for its Universities and place in history. For over 800 years, it has been a home to royalty and scholars, and since the 9th century an established town, although people are known to have lived in the area for thousands of years. Nowadays, the city is a bustling cosmopolitan town.  

With its mix of ancient and modern, there is plenty for both the tourist and resident to do. Whether it is visiting one of the many historic buildings, colleges or museums, going out for a drink or a meal, taking in a show or shopping till you drop, Oxford has it all.

For things to do in and around Oxford, please click here.    

Always a tourist favorite - Inspector Morse, Lewis and Endeavor Walking Tour! For further information, please click here.

Short journey outside Oxford city centre, why not take a trip to Blenheim Palace. The palace offers an abundance of heritage and beautiful gardens.

Ashmolean image  Blenheim Palace


St Giles Fair

On Monday and Tuesday (Sep 2nd/3rd) St. Giles Fair is held in one of the main streets in Oxford.  The road is closed, and the street turns into a huge funfair.  By 9 am on Wednesday morning, the road is open, and there is not a trace of the fair left. 

Restaurants in Oxford

Oxford has an abundance of restaurants catering for all tastes and budgets. Please click below to view the Oxford City Guide for restaurants.

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