Each year, Oxford consistently ranks among the best universities in the world. If you want to have a chance of visiting these famous university colleges then plan your visit during summer months when it is not so crowded and admission fees are much lower. It may be less well known that you’re actually able to tour around different college campuses from June until October for just £3 on selected days! What you will find behind these closed doors is quite breath taking, a world of peace and quiet, with secluded beautiful gardens.
Oxford has a ton of history that is waiting to be explored! You can either walk the city on foot, which I highly recommend or you can hop on one of their sightseeing tour buses. The main circuit in the City Centre goes from Broad Street round towards Magdalen College at the other end and it’s only 30 minutes long. The university buildings are dated back as far as 12th Century with many more centuries worth exploring.
The college gardens are open to the public for a small donation. You never know, you might just happen upon an English wedding! These buildings are treasure places of calm and peace, to stop time, sit down and enjoy the sunshine.
Brighton has a lot of great independent shops, but Oxford is not so lucky. Compared to Brighton’s high street full of interesting places and things, the high street in Oxford just seems like one endless chain store after another. You might be able to find some nice restaurants or coffee spots if you’re patient enough though- make your way over to The Turf Tavern for an authentic English experience!
There are so many places to eat and visit in Oxford, it can be hard to decide where you want to go. Tell us your favourite spots by commenting below!