Featuring the world-renowned restaurants, opulent hotels, breathtaking gardens, shops, striking bars, fascinating clubs, shopping streets, intriguing museums, theatres and numerous attractions, Oxford becomes delight for the tourists. The stunning city location has been used in various films, television series and novels such as Inspector Morse and Lewis, Harry Potter, Alice in Wonderland, Oxford Murders, XMen4 and Golden Compass. Harmonious architecture, magical sightseeing, rich history, modern charm, fascinating tranquility and amazing nightlife pull the attention of people from all corners of the world to Visit Oxford.
Having great opportunity to fulfill all the tourism wishes, visitors never forget to visit at some of the below listed places that are major attractions in Oxford one of the most renowned city in England.
Famed as the oldest university and public museum of the world and founded in 1683, Ashmolean Museum houses Oxford University’s art and archaeology collections, greatest Chinese collection, Anglo-Saxon artefacts, Raphael drawings and Pre-Raphaelite paintings.
University Church of St Mary the Virgin
Situated on the north side of the High Street and flanked by cobbled Radcliffe Square on other side, University Church of St Mary the Virgin is the divine heart of the oldest university. The striking 360 degree view over Oxford’s famous ‘dreaming spires’ can be easily observed from the top of the spire.
Large circular building with a lofty dome, Radcliffe Camera is considered as one of most iconic sights and distinctive landmarks in Oxford. It was designed by James Gibbs to house a new library endowed by Radcliffe. Hire the professional guide to see the interior of the Radcliffe Camera because normally it is not open for the public.
Christ Church College and Meadows
Christ Church College founded in 1546 is one of the most beautiful colleges of Oxford that has been featured in many popular film and television series including Harry Potter and Golden Compass. The Great Tudor Hall of the college became the inspiration for Hogwarts Dining Hall in all the series of Harry Potter films. While walking through the college, visitors feel as if they have entered into the magical world of Harry Potter because the guide highlights the interesting points in an appealing manner creating the realistic scene.
Christ Church meadow located at the heart of Oxford having all year round magnets is considered as the idyllic picnic spot in the city that make appearance in filming for sports and entertainment such as The Secret of Bay 5B, Twilight of the Gods and many more.
Most commonly known as “the Bod” by the students of Oxford University, Bodleian Library is second biggest library in Britain and one of the most visit destinations in Oxford Tourism. It is believed that library receives a copy of every single book ever published in the Britain. Many films have production shot at the Bodleian Library including Lewis, Inspector Morse, Harry Potter, X-Men4, the History Boys, William and Mary, Golden Compass, Monarchy, Pocahontas: the New World and 12 books that changed the world.
Designed by Sir Christopher Wren, Sheldonian Theatre is a renowned tourist attraction and official ceremonial hall of the Oxford University that is located in medieval city centre of Oxford City. The complete history of Oxford University can be discovered with one-hour guided tour of theater even it can be booked for various events, lectures, concerts, talks, meetings and etc.
Located at the top end of High Street and in the bygone heart of city, Carfax Tower derives its name from the French word ‘carrefour’. Climb at the top to enjoy the great view of Oxford’s dreaming spires.
The Bridge of Sighs
The Bridge of Sighs really known as Hertford Bridge completed in 1914 is not-to-miss tourist destination in Oxford that is located just opposite the Bodleian Library entrance. It is widely popular because of the similarity to the Bridge of Sighs in Venice and is perfect place to take memorable photographs of the tour.