Oxford City Visitors Guide to tourism in Oxford, England. Oxford Tourist Information for planning your trip to visit Oxford City & University of Oxford. Fri, 07 Jul 2017 01:56:53 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.3.1 Major Tourist Attractions of Oxford City /major-tourist-attractions-of-oxford-city/ /major-tourist-attractions-of-oxford-city/#comments Sat, 26 Mar 2016 11:02:21 +0000 /?p=3950 City of Oxford is considered as worth-visit tourist destination all over the world for more tranquil and thrilling vacation. Endowed all over by the high-rise hotels, fascinating sightseeing, most popular restaurants, upbeat pubs, shopping complexes and theatres, Oxford City welcomes visitors for awesome and fun-filled holiday experience. Amazing 2 hour walking tour adds up more excitement in trip by taking the visitors at all the renowned places that are the major tourist attractions.

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Pleasant climatic condition almost throughout the year pulls the attention of tourists with stunning architectural beauty of honey colored university buildings and alluring glimpse of courtyards. City is famous for Oxford University, old and new colleges, museums and filming locations where numbers of international popular movies and TV series have been filmed. Various types of Oxford City Tours are available for vacationers, students and other tourists such as Oxford walking tour, cycle tour, Ghost tour, Literary tour, Harry Potter tour, Sightseeing bus tour and lots more.

Home to world class culture, art, lush gardens and luxury shopping outlet, visitors have lots of opportunities that they barely like to miss. Whether you are planning to look for England’s finest view, visit locations of your favorite movie, countryside escape for some adventure or etc, city never fails to offer beautiful memories in treasure. Thus, if you are ready to go for an adventurous ride then starts your journey with some of the appealing tourist attractions of fascinating city Oxford.

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University of Oxford Botanic Gardens

Relax in the tranquil Oxford Botanic Gardens that is located right in the heart of Oxford City Centre and open throughout the year. Founded in 1621, the garden consists of three sections that contain variety of beautiful flowers and plants.

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Widely known as “the true centre of city”, Carfax Tower that drives its name from French word Carrefour offers the striking view of Oxford’s dreaming spires from top.

Bodleian Library

Colloquially known as “the Bod”, Bodleian Library is the major tourist attractions that become the must-visit Sightseeing in Oxford. It is believed to consist of a copy of every book that is published in UK and Ireland.

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University Church of St. Mary the Virgin

Observe the 360 degree view of Oxford’s dreaming spires by climbing up at the top for small charges in University Church a lively parish church of Oxford University.

Museum of History of Science

Commonly known as “Old Ashmolean”, Museum of History of Science houses an unrivalled collection of astronomical, mathematical, physical and scientific instruments. It is considered as oldest surviving purpose built museum building of the world.

Pitt Rivers Museum

Widely popular for original Victorian cases filled with anthropological and world archaeology curiosities, Pitt Rivers Museum includes totem poles and revered shrunken human heads from South America. The museum can be accessed easily through the Museum of Natural History.

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Topmost Theme Parks in England’s Fascinating City Oxford /topmost-theme-parks-in-englands-fascinating-city-oxford/ /topmost-theme-parks-in-englands-fascinating-city-oxford/#comments Tue, 22 Mar 2016 11:55:34 +0000 /?p=3914 Looking for inspiration to go for an adventurous ride that is filled with unlimited fun and delight? Oxford city of dreaming spires offers numbers of things to do and enjoys the wonderful days out with family or friends group. By visiting at England’s most alluring city Oxford, you will be amazed to see the pleasant weather and finding out how much there is to enjoy the leisure time in exciting manner. This is the lonely holiday destination of the world that has numbers of attractions specifically designed to allure the tourists all over the world.

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Oxford England tour offers great opportunities to escape from the hustle and bustle of hectic city life by visiting at ancient and modern colleges, fascinating museums, picture galleries, peaceful lush green gardens, rocking nightlife spots and adventuring places. If you are planning to go for an action-packed trip with families and groups then take a tour of Oxford’s theme parks that offers great entertainment and amusement. There are many adventuring theme and water parks that are well known all over the nation for providing the amazing vacations.

Check out the below described list to make most of your experience.

Gulliver’s Kingdom

Gulliver’s Kingdom in Milton Keynes provides the amazing days out for the kids as it has numbers of thematic portions where families get everything to add some magic. At this land, they find stunning attractions, live shows, musical rides, toy town play area and lots more.

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Thorpe Park

Enjoy iconic trials that are inspired by most popular TV shows by visiting at striking island Thorpe Park where you go for an awesome journey. Throughout the trial, you will be amazed to get various surprises that catch your breath by providing great fun.

Cadbury World

Enter into the Cadbury World and unearth the history of how your favorite confectionery is made. Here, you will come to know about the story of your favorite delicious chocolate and gets the opportunity to dance or play in the beautiful rain of chocolate.

Chessington World of Adventures

Chessington World of Adventures offers the great experience to brave young adventurers where they hold breathtaking surprises at every minute. It is one of the wildest adventures in Britain that consists of rides, adventuring world, zoo, safari themed hotel, rollercoaster, sea life centre and etc.

Bekonscot Model Village

Located in Beaconsfield, Bekonscot Model Village is wonderful little world that offers most exciting and memorable day out for both kids and adults. There are many things to enjoy the fun such as zoo, beaches, kiddie’s rides, remote controlled boats, ice cream parlor, picnic spots, gift shop and lots more.

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Legoland

Oxford’s most popular theme park Legoland is dedicated for little kids of 2-12 years old age where they can take pleasure from riding thrilling rapids, flying through the treetops, wild water rides and enjoying magical underwater adventure.

Wicksteed Park

Beat the scorching summer and offer amazing vacations to kids by taking them at UK’s ideal leisure park that is the perfect combination of theme park and Country Park.

Paultons Family Theme Park

Offer a perfect treat to your little kids by taking them on an amazing land of Paultons Family Theme Park where children can enjoy many fun rides and attractions.

Ryeassic Adventure Park

Well known for providing the rip roaring adventure for all age group of children, Ryeassic Adventure Park offers myriad of opportunities for both family and kids to hold thrilling and unforgettable memories.

 

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Oxford City Annual Events, Celebrations and Festivals /oxford-city-annual-events-celebrations-and-festivals/ /oxford-city-annual-events-celebrations-and-festivals/#comments Fri, 18 Mar 2016 08:41:30 +0000 /?p=3900 Oxford “the city of dreaming spires” is soaked up with rich cultural heritage, unique tradition, breathtaking environmental beauty and architectural history. From first month of the year January to December, n numbers of events are organized throughout the year for the pleasure of visitors and citizens. Festivals are celebrated with full enthusiasm and enjoyment to offer unforgettable and amazing holiday experience to visitors in the world-renowned city Oxford.

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From enjoying the choristers sing from Magdalen Tower in early morning at 6am, celebrating cultural diversity in Cowley Road Carnival to enjoying the music in Christmas light festival, people have many chances to witness the culture and tradition of Oxford City. If you happen to be in the city during the celebration of various occasions of great significance then keep your eyes open to see the large crowd of people enjoying together. Open your arm to hold the handful of wonderful memories from morning till moonlight along with experiencing unlimited fun and delight.

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Check out the list of exciting annual festivals, celebrations and events celebrated in Oxford 2016 at different venues.

January

  • Oxford Music Festival

February

  • Mash Marathon
  • Turl Street Arts Festival
  • Oxford Radical Forum
  • OUDS New Writing Festival
  • Fairtrade Fortnight
  • Oxford Human Rights Festivals

March

  • Oxfordshire Science Festival
  • International Women’s Festival
  • Fairtrade Fortnight
  • Henley Youth Festival
  • Torpids
  • Oxford Fashion Week
  • Audiograft
  • FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival
  • Womanity

April

  • The Boat Races
  • Oxford Folk Weekend
  • ChipLitFest

May

  • May Day (May Morning)
  • Dancin’ Oxford Festival
  • Levellers Day
  • Town and Gown Run
  • Oxford May Music
  • Witney Music Festival
  • Love Oxford Festival
  • Oxfordshire Artweeks
  • English Music Festival
  • Summer Eights
  • Abingdon Music Festival
  • Oxford Pride
  • Nightshift Oxford Punt
  • Oxford Fringe
  • Wood
  • Oxford Early Music Festival
  • Rokefest Beer and Music Festival

June

  • Lord Mayor’s Parade
  • Oxfordshire Drama Festival
  • Tandem Festival
  • Rugfest
  • Deddington Festival
  • Wittfest Charity Music Festival
  • Burford Festival
  • Blenheim Flower Show
  • Oxford Bike Week
  • Wittstock Pooh Sticks Championships
  • Sunningwell Festival
  • Low Carbon Oxford Week
  • Wantage Summer Festival
  • Magdalen College School Arts Festival
  • Oxford Refugee Week
  • Headington Festival
  • Garsington Opera Festival Season
  • Irregular Folk’s Summer Sessions Weekender
  • Henley Royal Regatta
  • Wolvercote Festival
  • WallingFord Blues and Beer Festival

July

  • Henley Festival
  • Alice’s Day
  • Truck Festival
  • Swan Upping
  • Banbury Town Mayor’s Sunday and Hobby Horse Festival
  • Warborough and Shillingford Festival
  • Art in Action
  • Cornbury Music Festival
  • Oxford Philomusica International Piano Festival
  • Cowley Road Carnival
  • Riverside Festival
  • Halfway to Seventy-Five
  • Cogges Farm Beer and Cider Festival

August

  • Elder Stubbs Festival
  • Uffington White Horse Show
  • Folly Fest
  • Rewind South
  • Fairport’s Cropedy Convention
  • Tadstock
  • Foodies Festival
  • Towersey Village Music Festival
  • Wilderness Festival
  • Oxford Wine Festival
  • Oxford Thai Festival
  • Astonbury

September

  • Wallingford Bunkfest
  • Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials
  • Bo Peep Cider Festival
  • Oxford Open Door
  • Littleworth Beer and Sausage Festival
  • Blenheim Palace Festival of Literature, Film and Music
  • Thame Food Festival
  • Headington Beer Festival
  • Henley Literary Festival
  • Oxford Chamber Music Festival

October

  • Oxford Beer Festival
  • Ghost Fest
  • Banbury Folk Festival
  • Oxford Lieder Festival

November

  • Blackwell’s Oxford and Oxford University Press Philosophy Festival
  • Oxford Round Table Fireworks and Bonfire
  • Christmas Light Night
  • Oxford City Festival

December

  • Santas Fun Run
  • Oxford Christmas Market
  • Christmas Light Festival
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High Street Venue Filled with Vibrant Colored Costumes at Oxford’s First Comic Con /high-street-venue-filled-with-vibrant-colored-costumes-at-oxfords-first-comic-con/ /high-street-venue-filled-with-vibrant-colored-costumes-at-oxfords-first-comic-con/#comments Tue, 08 Mar 2016 14:03:31 +0000 /?p=3817 Examination School of Oxford’s University get jam packed with over hundreds of people at first comic convention of the city “OxCon 2016.” The whole environment filled with lots of delight and renowned characters from popular TV shows, films and comics when large crowd of people become a part of city’s first comic con.

Moment becomes more colorful when visitors wrap themselves with striking costumes of their favorite personality or character from computer games, comics, books, television shows and films. High street venue filled with myriad of vibrant colored costumes when great superheroes Captain America, Batman and Spiderman rubbed shoulders with Star Wars characters including Chewbacca, Kylo Ren and Boba Fett.

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Apart from it, visitors also dressed up themselves with the costumes of many other popular celebrities and personalities that are known all over the world. Hogwarts dress from Harry Potter books, Games of Throne characters, Japanese Anime’s character, Bilbo Baggins from JRR Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings and many more are the part of costumes that was wear by the visitors.

According to the views of visitors, this comic con was considered as the great time of fun where everyone love the things that are organized to take a hold of amazing experience. 24 year old person who was dressed with costumes of Daenerys Targaryen from Game of Thrones says that Oxford is such a Geeky city.

Virginia Hey living Daylights Bond girl who is popular for sci-fi fans at the iconic blue priestess Zhaan in Farscape of TV was among one of the speaker. Among the various popular visitors, Star Wars ‘return of the Jedi ewok Michael Henbury’ that also played a role of Gringott’s goblin banker in Harry Potter as well as Deathly Hallows also becomes a part of this comic con.

Danny Quah, London School of economics professor of international development and economics speaks about leadership lessons that can be learnt from geopolitics in the books and film of The Avengers.

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Lan Shipsey, Oxford University professor of experimental physics talks about ‘the forces behind The Force’.

Designer of the Storm Troopers’ armour in original Star Wars, trilogy Brian Muir, who also sculpted Darth Vader’s mask speak about the same thing as talked by graphic novelist Andrew Wildman.

The building and complete high street venue was packed with an array of posters, selling graphic novels, comics, prints, stalls and variety of other memorabilia such as figurines and mugs.

Every visitor enjoys a lot during the event and makes it memorable by taking the unforgettable photographs or has an appealing artist sketch them in wide range of comic styles. All the people who make an appearance say that it’s a wonderful experience to have a comic con so close to home in the Oxford City.

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Shakespeare Oxford 2016 Celebrate 400th Anniversary of Renowned Playwright’s Death /shakespeare-oxford-2016-celebrate-400th-anniversary-of-renowned-playwrights-death/ /shakespeare-oxford-2016-celebrate-400th-anniversary-of-renowned-playwrights-death/#comments Sat, 05 Mar 2016 12:45:10 +0000 /?p=3806 Oxford, the world-renowned holiday destination is the city where multiple events, shows and celebrations are organized throughout the year. Various anniversaries are celebrated here to provide a mesmerizing holiday experience to visitors and encourage them to visit again and again. Last year 2015 and in this New Year 2016, Oxford celebrates many anniversaries such as 40th anniversary of Museum of Oxford, 50th anniversary of Modern Art Oxford, 150th anniversary of Oxford Brookes’ university and many more.

During the celebration, visitors will see large crowd of people actively participating in several activities and enjoying a lot. Various programs and activities are organized during the celebrations to commemorate the history, recollections and memories associated with anniversary of particular person, place or a thing.

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This time, Oxford City is going to mark the 400th anniversary of Britain’s most renowned and influential playwright Shakespeare’s death in 2016. Shakespeare Oxford 2016 will celebrate an array of exciting programme, activities and events to celebrate his life, work, masterpieces and legacy throughout the country. This is the perfect time for the fans as during the celebrations, they will come to know about the unknown story of Shakespeare’s mature years as being the famous writer.

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To commemorate 400 years since Shakespeare’s death in 1616, Oxford is organizing a connected series of programs, public performances, creative activities, exhibitions, poetry, concerts, talks and youth projects from March until December. Leading artists and famous actors from different nooks of the globe are welcomed to celebrate and memorialize the Shakespeare’s work and legacy during the quatercentenary year.

This year long festival is being organized by English Faculty, Oxford University Press, Bodleian Library, Blackwell’s and Experience Oxfordshire. Great artists and actors stage some of the most iconic and popular work of Shakespeare throughout the celebration. Hence, visitors will be going to enjoy a lot in events spanning workshops, music, dance, discussion series, plays and etc.

If you are the ardent fan of Shakespeare and wants to know some exciting things about his life and work then don’t miss the golden opportunity to become a part of this biggest celebration of 400th anniversary of his death.

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Marvelous Things to Do in Oxford City Tours with Kids /marvelous-things-to-do-in-oxford-city-tours-with-kids/ /marvelous-things-to-do-in-oxford-city-tours-with-kids/#comments Thu, 03 Mar 2016 13:21:41 +0000 /?p=3800 Prestigious Oxford University, city, old historic and modern colleges of Oxford are well known all over the world for stunning architecture and lavish lifestyle. Home to world class art, tradition and culture, city draws the attention of thousands of people from different nooks of the globe. Many people think that Oxford is ideal only for exploring the architecture of university buildings and filming sites that has featured in countless television series, books, novels and international movies. But apart from it, there are lots of things to do and places to visit that offer long lasting bliss to visitors. City welcomes every tourists either they are history lovers, academics, business travelers, family, group of friends or others.

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City of Oxford is truly the world’s best tourist destination that has something for everyone and remains bouncy all the time to offer wonderful and thrilling vacations. Are you planning to give your child a blissful and world’s best gift on this holiday? Let’s take them on an exotic trip of world-renowned city Oxford where you can enjoy lots of fun activities together to make the vacations memorable. May be you are thinking that how your little kid will going to enjoy in traditional pubs, punting or visiting the historical buildings. If this type of question is running in your mind then think once again because Oxford is undoubtedly a best destination for families and young kids.

Check out the below mentioned listing to find out What to Do in Oxford for having great time with kids.

Museum

Children find the ancient Romans, Egyptian mummy, Greek, world’s smallest doll, infamous shrunken, heads warrior helmet that is made from a porcupine fish and lot more by visiting in the various museums. Ashmolean, Pitt Rivers, Oxfordshire Museum, Modern Art Oxford, University Museum of Natural History, Museum of History of Science and Museum of Oxford are the best museum to be visited by family and kids.

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Kid’s Event

Take your kid at places where various events and shows are organized for children to have some great time of fun. Let’s take an overview of some events that will be hosted at famous places.

  • The North Wall Arts Centre: Treasure Island
  • Oxford Playhouse: Dear Father Christmas and Aladdin
  • Pitt Rivers Museum: After Hours Guided Tours, Incredible Inuit, Architecture for All: The Photography of Paul Oliver, Under 5 event: New: A Little Look at… The Inuit and etc
  • Cornerstone Arts Centre: The Snow Dragon
  • Pegasus Theatre: Christmas Carol and Pegasus Funday Sunday: Baby Boogie
  • Modern Art Oxford: Modern Art Trolley

Eating Out

Finding family friendly restaurants and places to eat is not tricky in Oxford City. There are many restaurants that serve children’s favorites and healthy meals in a family-friendly atmosphere such as Jimbob’s Baguettes, Old Bookbinders Ale House, Pierre Victoire and etc.

Oxford Sightseeing Bus

Oxford Sightseeing Bus offers the awesome tour by taking the visitors at all the key locations without requiring walking on foots.

Oxford Castle

Prison right of Oxford up-to 1996, Oxford Castle is the best tourist attraction for family and kids. Children love to see the place where their favorite’s movies such as Spy Games and Inspector Morse have been filmed. After the visit, tourists can enjoy the delicious refreshments in and around Oxford Castle.

 

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Unlimited Fun at Oxford City Centre /unlimited-fun-at-oxford-city-centre/ /unlimited-fun-at-oxford-city-centre/#comments Wed, 02 Mar 2016 08:05:50 +0000 /?p=3785 Oxford is an architectural awesome sight that offers incredible views of honey colored buildings, renowned colleges, appealing glimpse of courtyards and breathtaking environment. Holding year round magnet and offering lots of things to do and see, it becomes the home for large numbers of tourists coming from different parts of the world. From the impressive nightlife in the pubs or bars, romantic candle light or family dinner in restaurants, walking on the lush green parks, spotting the wildlife, exciting shopping to walking tour, visitors have myriad of options to hold the beautiful memories.

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No matter whether you are visiting Oxford City for business purpose, discover history, adventure tour or get long lasting pleasure, you will find numerous hotels to stay and restaurants to enjoy the delectable dining. Having the perfect blend of traditional architectural history and modern lifestyle, city draws the attention of scholars, history lovers and all the tourists. There are so many ways through which a visitor can explore the city and its well known points of attraction. Wide ranges of tour options are available such as Walking Tour of Oxford, Harry Potter, Inspector Morse, Ghost, Literary, Cycling and etc depending on the interest of visitor.

 

Attracting through charm of tranquil meadows, beauty of university buildings, mouth-watering gastronomy and interesting history, more than thousands of people are coming here with lots of pleasure and delight in their mind. Oxford City Centre is one of the most-visit tourist destinations of the city that visitors never forget to discover.

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Wondering about how to make the complete journey because of having lack of sufficient tourist information? No need to take tension because Map of Oxford City Centre is designed with the aim to guide the tourists about the historic streets, places to visit, shopping complexes, restaurants, hotels and lots more relevant information.

Beginning from visiting the world-famous tourist attraction, lush green spaces in the daytime to enjoying the vibrant colorful night at the most popular nightlife spot, Oxford City Centre offers extensive chances to enjoy the leisure time.

Shopping

Covered Market is one of the most famous shopping places in Oxford City Centre where visitors can purchase different varieties of products or items such as clothing, jewelry, fruits, footwear, gifts and much more. Apart from it, there are many shops such as Ducker & Son, Fudge Kitchen, Ashmolean Shop, Bodleian Library Gift Shop, Rowell of Oxford Jewelers, Blackwell, David Clulow and Alice’s shop.

Hotels

Reflecting the traditional style, opulence and comfort, there are many hotels in Oxford City Centre that are ranked at the top position in the list of world-renowned hotels. Macdonald Randolph, Royal Oxford, Tower House, Buttery, Malmaison and Mercure Oxford Eastgate are the hotels that are known for providing top-notch services.

Stunning Nightlife

No need to look hard to explore the Oxford’s nightlife because there are many pubs and bars in city centre such as White Horse, All Bar One, Duke of Cambridge Turf Tavern and etc to enjoy live music.

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Visit not-to-miss sightseeing that includes interesting museums, art galleries, college buildings, libraries, parks and theatres.

 

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Enjoy Live Performances in Oxford Theatres /enjoy-live-performances-in-oxford-theatres/ /enjoy-live-performances-in-oxford-theatres/#comments Fri, 26 Feb 2016 14:29:58 +0000 /?p=3763 Holding a big name in itself, Oxford is the world-famous city that does not need any introduction. Offering a lot to things to do and see, it becomes a home to large numbers of tourist coming from different nooks of the world with pleasure in their mind. No matter in which month or season tourists are visiting the city or for how much time period but one thing is for sure that they will never find a moment when feel bored or unsatisfied.

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Enjoying the live music performance, great shows and exciting events is the best option to get unwinds away from the hustle and bustle of mundane city life. The air of romance, entertainment and delight always remain in the environment of Oxford City even believed that it is the ideal city that never sleeps and stay bouncy all the time.

Among all the awesome activities to be performed in Oxford, going to renowned theatre is a best doings in the tour that visitor never miss, especially the most popular Shakespeare’s outdoor performances played in the summers. There are many theatres in the city that host various events, shows and concerts annually for the open public and Oxford University.

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Here is the list of most popular theatres that are known all over the world.

New Theatre            

Situated on George Street, New Theatre most commonly known as Apollo Theatre Oxford is the topmost theatre where many events organize throughout the year. Ellen Kent’s Tosca, Ellen Kent’s Die Fledermaus, Blood Brothers, Jason Donovan, New Theatre Backstage Tour, Mister Maker Live are some shows that are organized in this and next upcoming months.

Sheldonian Theatre

Official ceremonial hall of the Oxford University, Sheldonian Theatre was designed by Sir Christopher Wren. It is located in medieval city centre of Oxford and considered as topmost tourist attraction that can also be hired for various concerts or other events. At this sight, visitors discover the magnificent ceiling of theatre painted by Robert Streater during the reign of King Charles II.

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Tomahawk Theatre          

Founded by Alex Nicholls and Oliver Baird among others in 2005, Tomahawk is a theatre company that produces great shows with high production value performed by talented actors, technicians and directors.

Burton Taylor Theatre

Just around the corner from Oxford Playhouse, Burton Taylor is a coolest theatre that holds the capacity of 50-seater and host various kind of student productions and family friendly programme with live music, dance and comedy.

Pegasus Theatre

Home of Oxford’s youth theatre, Pegasus theatre was established in 1975 and widely popular for provocative productions. An array of contemporary shows is performed for young people such as Moving with the Times.

Oxford Shakespeare Company

Famous for the intimate productions in breathtaking environment, quality of the live music, site specific performances and enthralling open air shows perform by the talented actors, Oxford Shakespeare Company become must-see in Oxford.

Oxford Playhouse

Designed by Sir Edward Maufe, Oxford Playhouse is a popular theatre that is located in Beaumont Street opposite the Ashmolean Museum. Wide range of live performances host here such as family shows, comedy, contemporary music, dance, international drama and etc.

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The North Wall Arts Centre

North Wall is an exciting Art Centre that won the international award from the Royal British Institute of British Architects for the artistic design. Completed in 2006, it houses a 200-seat theatre, public art gallery, bar space and studios for dance.

 

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Oxford’s Ten Beautiful Gardens, Tranquil Meadows and Scenic Parks /oxfords-ten-beautiful-gardens-tranquil-meadows-and-scenic-parks/ /oxfords-ten-beautiful-gardens-tranquil-meadows-and-scenic-parks/#comments Mon, 22 Feb 2016 13:33:19 +0000 /?p=3750 Home of the University of Oxford and widely known as the “city of dreaming spires”, Oxford is the described as the ideal place for relaxation. Having the appealing historical architecture, oxford is covered with full of green spaces where a person gets unwind from the dreary life after observing the breathtaking environment and feeling the fresh air. Mainly known for the honey-colored university buildings, historical and modern colleges, stunning nightlife, opulence hotels, world class restaurants and exciting shopping, Oxford has many gardens, parks and meadows great for walking and lodging.

When tired from exploring the history and architecture of Sightseeing in Oxford, take a deep breath of romantic and pleasant air in gardens and parks for relief. There are plenty of green spaces in the city for the nature lovers that are considered must-visit in Oxford tourism.

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Beautiful parks, peaceful gardens and tranquil meadows located in the scenic areas of Oxford are listed below:

Christ Church Meadow

Lies between River Isis (River Thames) and Christ Church, Meadow is the best picnic spot that can be accessed from Merton Street between Merton and Christ Church College, from St. Aldate’s through the memorial gardens, from the eastern end of the High Street and from Rose Lane by the Botanical Gardens. Whole tiredness gets eliminated by sitting near the river and watching the colorful ducks and swans.

Oxford University Botanic Garden

University of Oxford Botanic Garden lies on the peaceful Cherwell River’s bank and east end of High Street contains the wide range of exotic plants and flowers all arranged together in picturesque manner.

Magdalen College Deer Park

Headington Hill Park

Surrounded by the lush greenery, Magdalen College Deer Park is a tranquil place that offers the scenic view of beautiful river running through the park and charming trees.

Headington Hill Park

Largest park in the eastern region of Oxford city, Headington Hill Park host many open-air concerts and performances in the summer.  

Port Meadow

Measuring approximately 440 acres, Port Meadow is the ideal spot for cycling and walking in an area where cows and horses are grazing. It is believed that the land has never been ploughed or farmed. The people of Bronze Age were buried their dead and during the summer months, iron age people lived on the meadow and also grazed their livestock there.

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Florence Park

Presented by the former Councilor F.E. Moss, park named in memory of his sister Florence and today considered as family-friendly park where tourists has lots of things to do such as local wildlife watch, observing the colorful flowerbeds, play table tennis and etc.

Shotover Country Park

Covering almost 117 hectares (289 acres) on the southern slopes of Shotover Hill, the park offers the amazing chance to enjoy the perfect time at the place having the wonderful blend of beauty and history right on the edge of Oxford with free of cost.

South Park

South Park is one of the largest parks in Oxford City occupying across 50 acres of open space. Park is around 5 minutes walk from Cowley Road and commonly known for the summer events.

University Park

University Park has ample space to enjoy the blissful time by playing cricket, lawn tennis, walking around the green environment, picnic with family and friends. Covering approximately 70 acres, it offers the gripping view of flower-filled meadows and pictorial gardens.

Hinksey Park

Providing the great opportunity to enjoy the leisure time, Hinksey Park has boating lake, outdoor swimming pool, playing area for kids, tennis courts, wildlife and kiosk selling refreshments.

Apart from the aforementioned places, Oxford has many parks, meadows and gardens such as Cutteslowe Park, Cotswold Wildlife Park, Angel & Greyhound Meadow, Bury Knowle Park and etc.

 

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Enjoy Vibrant Nightlife in Oxford’s Popular Areas /enjoy-vibrant-nightlife-in-oxfords-popular-areas/ /enjoy-vibrant-nightlife-in-oxfords-popular-areas/#comments Sat, 20 Feb 2016 06:39:52 +0000 /?p=3736 Soaked with architectural history, fresh air of romance, iconic medieval buildings, breathtaking tranquility, year round magnet and pleasant weather, Oxford “city of dreaming spires” is considered as the world-famous tourist destination. It doesn’t matter whatever the season is because tourists enjoy the delighting air and ecstasy throughout the year by exploring the magnificence and allure of city. Plenty of renowned places are in the Oxford that visitor should never forget to visit in the trip because on these sightseeing, they will experience the lots of fun and amusement.

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Tourists have several ways through which they can explore the whole city as per the interest. Planning a trip of this popular city then you has multiple options to go for any tour such as literary, Harry Potter, Inspector Morse, University and ghost tour. There are many areas that are small enough to be covered by walking on the foot. Although many tourist prefer to visit the city by bike or through services offered by Oxford Sightseeing Bus for wonderful tour.

Widely known as the home of the University of Oxford, the city welcomes all the travelers no matter they are prospective students, alumni of the college, public members or other visitors. In addition to honey-colored university buildings, architectural sightseeing and tranquil meadows, Oxford also offers the stunning nightlife to enjoy the live music and hold some entertainment in the life. There are many areas where pools of clubs, cocktail bars, theatres, dancehall and hotels are located to provide the comedy and entertaining night with vibrant colors even many concerts are also held throughout the year.

Below described are some of the most popular locations known for offering the memorable night in Oxford.

Oxford City Centre

Oxford City Centre

With high street stores, covered market and popular bars, Oxford City Centre is considered as one of the best tourist destination. There are many pubs and bars in the city such as Turf Tavern, Duke of Cambridge, Castle Tavern, All Bar One, Camera, Baby Bar Love, Four Candles, Kings Arms, The White Horse, The Crown and many more.

Jericho

Known for world-renowned restaurants and cocktail bars, Jericho just north-west of the centre consists of pools of pubs and bars such as Jericho Tavern, The Victoria, Duke of Cambridge, The Anchor Inn, Gardeners’ Arms, Angels, Jude the Obscure, Raouls Cocktail Bar, Rickety Press, Sugar Brown and etc.

Cowley Road

 

Main shopping street of east Oxford, Cowley Road is the best place to enjoy the nightlife and an event “Cowley Road Carnival” that is organized annually featuring static sound systems, live music and food. It is a home for many pubs and bars including Big Society, Cape of Good Hope, Corridor, Angel and Greyhound, Bar Baby, Oxford Blue, Café Tarifa, Rileys Sports Bar, The Fir Tree, Café Coco and The Mad Hatter.

River Thames or Isis

Enjoy the party atmosphere at River Thames, Longest River in England by taking part in the event that lasts for several days.

SummerTown

Offering an incredible chance to enjoy the leisure time in shopping and various activities, Summertown in north Oxford, bounded by the Cherwell River to the east has three pubs and bars such as Dew Drop Inn, SummerTown  Wine Café and Joe’s.

 

 

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