Walking Tours Of Oxford City
The Best / Only Way Of Seeing The Main Sights Of Oxford
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Most of the major sights in Oxford are in a relatively small compact area in the centre of the city. Walking is by far the best way to visit Oxford and really its the only practical way of seeing the sights in the city centre.
Even the coach tour parties won't attempt anything other than a walking tour for their customers.
Taking a guide really does add value to your visit to Oxford. As well as using their wealth of local knowledge, the official guides will have access to the University colleges at times when they are not open to the general public.
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|Oxford City Centre|
|Oxford Walking Tours|
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|Getting To Oxford|
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Walking tours of the city centre, conducted by the Guild of Guides, depart from the Oxford Information Centre and last between 1.5 and 2 hours.
As well as introductory guided walking tours, specially themed tours are also available - walk in Harry Potter's footsteps or take in Oxford's architecture for example.
Oxford University and City Walking Tour
The University and City tour is most popular introductory tour taken by the majority of visitors. The guide will take you through the heart of the historic city centre, illustrating the story of Oxford and it university. Describing the architecture and traditions of its most famous buildings and institutions.
The guide will provide a full briefing on the start of the College's and University life today.
The University and City Tour normally visits inside at least one college and also covers the other main sights around the city centre including those covered on our Oxford City Centre page.
The University and City Tour runs daily with frequencies reflecting the time of year.
There is normally at least two tours with up to eight tours at peak times.
The tourist office is easily found in Broad Street and is well signposted all over Oxford city centre.
Other Walking Tours In Oxford
Below are some other tours that are popular. Times and days are only indicative and liable to change. Check in advance with the Tourist Office for availability.
Inspector Morse Tour (2 hours)
Follow in the footsteps of the city's celebrated TV detective, created by Oxford author, Colin Dexter. Visit the scenes of Inspector Morse's best-known cases, with lots of lively anecdotes along the way. Tours depart Saturdays at 1.30pm. Please note that this a very popular tour and advance booking are strongly recommended to avoid disappointment.
Pub Tour (2 hours)
Learn about the history of Oxford's fascinating pubs and inns through the convivial atmosphere of an evening pub tour. Visit the hostelries where the likes of J.R.R. Tolkien, Churchill and C.S. Lewis drank; be regaled with pub tales and let yourself be introduced to the delight of English ales. Tours depart Wednesdays at 7pm.
Ghost Tour (1.5 hours)
Take a walk on the dark side of Oxford's streets and alleyways in search of the city's ghosts and ghoulish past. Tours depart Fridays and Saturdays from June to October inclusive 31st October (Halloween) at 7.45pm.
|Oxford City Map Showing Main Places of Interest|
|1- Tourist Office||A- Christ Church||N- Exeter|
|2- History of Science Museum||B- Pembroke||O- Lincoln|
|3- Blackwells Bookshop||C- Corpus Christi|
|4- Sheldonian Theatre||D- Oriel|
|5- Bodleian Library||E- Merton|
|6- Bridge Of Sighs||F- Magdalen|
|7- Radliffe Camera||G- The Queen's|
|8- St Mary The Virgin||H- New Collegen|
|9- Covered Market||I- All Souls|
|10- Carfax Tower||J- Hertford|
|11- Christ Church Cathedral||K- Trinity|
|12- Examination Schools||L- Balliol|
|13- Botanic Gardens||M- Jesus|