Accommodation and travel ideas in Oxford
Oxford, home to the oldest University in Great Britain, has been occupied since Saxon times and represents every architectural age since then. The centre is formed mainly by the 39 colleges with the oldest dating back to the mid 13th century and, with their many architectural styles, have helped give Oxford the name the "city of dreaming spires". The dynamic university city borders the rural beauty of the Cotswolds, giving you the best of both worlds.
What to do in Oxford:
There is so much to do in Oxford, from visiting award-winning museums and art galleries to punting along the river Cherwell and getting a taste of the city’s exciting nightlife. If you’re looking for culture try The Modern Art Oxford, an art gallery that has loads of family friendly facilities and offers private tours, look out for visiting exhibitions and performance art. Another favourite for art lovers is The Headington Shark is a rooftop sculpture located at 2 New High Street, Headington depicting a large shark embedded head-first in the roof of a house, it’s an eyebrow-raising scene and worth a visit. A trip to Oxford would not be complete without a trip to one of the city's most celebrated buildings, The Bodleian Library, Private tours are available and offer a chance to see the set where Harry Potter was filmed.
Where to stay in Oxford:
Previously only open to tours, a few of the colleges are now providing budget friendly B&B accommodation so that you can now really soak up the academic atmosphere. Throughout the city are a number of hotels and Bed and Breakfasts and hotels close by to the local attractions. Hotels and B&B’s also branch out into the local Cotswolds, perfect for a romantic break or family getaway.