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Ranked #1 of 175 attractions in Oxfordshire
Category: Educational Sites
Starting as early as 1096 with some form of teaching, Oxford is the oldest English-speaking university in the world.
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Ranked #2 of 175 attractions in Oxfordshire
Category: History Museums; Natural History Museums; Museums
Owner description: The Pitt Rivers Museum is one of Oxford’s most popular attractions, famous for its period atmosphere and outstanding... more » Owner description: The Pitt Rivers Museum is one of Oxford’s most popular attractions, famous for its period atmosphere and outstanding collections from many cultures around the world, past and present. « less
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Ranked #3 of 175 attractions in Oxfordshire
Category: Art Museums; History Museums; Museums
Owner description: Oxford University's Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, established in 1683, is Britain’s oldest public museum and one... more » Owner description: Oxford University's Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, established in 1683, is Britain’s oldest public museum and one of the oldest museums in the world. « less
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Ranked #4 of 175 attractions in Oxfordshire
Category: Natural History Museums
Owner description: Housed in a Victorian-style building, this University museum features collections of zoological, entomological and mineral... more » Owner description: Housed in a Victorian-style building, this University museum features collections of zoological, entomological and mineral specimens that have been collected over the last three centuries. « less
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Ranked #5 of 175 attractions in Oxfordshire
Category: Parks
Owner description: This scenic park offers a delightful two-mile walk through meadows and along river banks, offering picturesque views and... more » Owner description: This scenic park offers a delightful two-mile walk through meadows and along river banks, offering picturesque views and ideal spots for picnics, sitting or just relaxing. « less
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Ranked #6 of 175 attractions in Oxfordshire
Category: Theaters
Owner description: Think about those books, the ones that you'll always go back to, those moments in life where you think 'that's a bit like... more » Owner description: Think about those books, the ones that you'll always go back to, those moments in life where you think 'that's a bit like that chapter' or 'you're just like that character', those are the stories we love. We don't just want to leave those books on the shelf though, we take them down, hand them around, share them out and bring them to life. All over Oxford we find unusual spaces - these stories aren't set in theatres so we don't put them there. Castles, antique mirror tents, college gardens, bookshops and factories... we'll go wherever the stories take us, and so far we've taken over 500,000 people with us. From the thousands of children who've told classic stories in new ways through our education programme, to our professional actors and directors, you're always most likely to find us lost in a good book. 18 years, 54 shows, half a million audience members aged 5-95...we are Oxford's own Creation Theatre Company. « less
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Blenheim Palace (Woodstock)
Ranked #7 of 175 attractions in Oxfordshire
Category: Historic Sites; Castles; Gardens
Owner description: Blenheim Palace is home to the 11th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough and the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill.Set in 2100... more » Owner description: Blenheim Palace is home to the 11th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough and the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill.Set in 2100 acres of beautiful parkland landscaped by ‘Capability’ Brown, the magnificent Palace is surrounded by sweeping lawns, award-winning formal gardens and the great Lake, offering a unforgettable day out for all.Blenheim Palace is a unique example of English Baroque architecture. Inside, the scale of the Palace is beautifully balanced by the intricate detail and delicacy of the carvings, the hand painted ceilings and the amazing porcelain collections, tapestries and paintings displayed in each room. On the first floor ‘Blenheim Palace: The Untold Story’ brings to life enticing tales from the last 300 years.Situated in Woodstock, just 8 miles from Oxford, the Palace was created a World Heritage site in 1987. « less
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Ranked #8 of 175 attractions in Oxfordshire
Category: Libraries; Architectural Buildings
Owner description: The Bodleian Library is a working library which forms part of the University of Oxford. It is housed in a remarkable group of... more » Owner description: The Bodleian Library is a working library which forms part of the University of Oxford. It is housed in a remarkable group of buildings which forms the historic heart of the University, and you can explore the quadrangles of these magnificent structures at no charge. Different ticket options allow you to visit the interior of some of the buildings, such as the University’s oldest teaching and examination room, The Divinity School (built 1427-88). Here you will discover more of the University’s fascinating history. Our guided tours go behind the scenes in the Library, including its oldest research library, dating from 1602-20. « less
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Ranked #9 of 175 attractions in Oxfordshire
Category: Castles
Owner description: Moated fortified manor house, about 3 miles west of Banbury. Built in 1300 and then later added to in 1550. Strong links with... more » Owner description: Moated fortified manor house, about 3 miles west of Banbury. Built in 1300 and then later added to in 1550. Strong links with the Parliamentary side in the English Civil War. Still a family home, lived in by Lord & Lady Saye & Sele of the Fiennes family. Beautiful formal garden and park.Public open days in 2014 - Wednesdays and Sundays from 2nd April to 17th September 2014. Also Thursdays in July and August, and Bank Holiday Mondays. Open from 2pm to 5pm (last admission 4.30). Open for groups at any time of the year by appointment. « less
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Port Meadow (Oxford)
Ranked #10 of 175 attractions in Oxfordshire
Category: Parks
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Ranked #11 of 175 attractions in Oxfordshire
Category: Parks
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Ranked #12 of 175 attractions in Oxfordshire
Category: Educational Sites; Religious Sites
Founded originally in 1448, Magdalen was among the first colleges in Oxford to teach science.
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Ranked #13 of 175 attractions in Oxfordshire
Category: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites
Owner description: Considered one of the oldest university buildings in the world, this is a superb example of Church Architecture from the 13th... more » Owner description: Considered one of the oldest university buildings in the world, this is a superb example of Church Architecture from the 13th century. « less
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Nuffield Place (Henley-on-Thames)
Ranked #14 of 175 attractions in Oxfordshire
Category: Historic Sites
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Ranked #15 of 175 attractions in Oxfordshire
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: We have now moved to Millets Falconry Centre (at Millets Farm), just 3 miles away from Fallowfields. This is a much bigger... more » Owner description: We have now moved to Millets Falconry Centre (at Millets Farm), just 3 miles away from Fallowfields. This is a much bigger centre which is open to the public with daily demonstrations. Please see our website for more details milletsfarmfalconry « less
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Upton House (Banbury)
Ranked #16 of 175 attractions in Oxfordshire
Category: Historic Sites
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Crocodiles of the World (Brize Norton)
Ranked #17 of 175 attractions in Oxfordshire
Category: Zoos
Owner description: Crocodiles of the World is the UK's only crocodile zoo. We're home to more than 100 crocodiles, alligators and caimans from... more » Owner description: Crocodiles of the World is the UK's only crocodile zoo. We're home to more than 100 crocodiles, alligators and caimans from 14 different species of crocodilian. Set within the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside, Crocodiles of the World is an experience unlike any other. A new experience for our visitors, Crocodiles of the World recently moved into a new home near Brize Norton approximately 3.4 Miles from Burford. Today, the zoo has undergone a dramatic transformation that includes new exhibits designed to mimic the crocodiles' natural habitat, enhanced facilities for visitors, and even more contributions to environmental and wildlife education, research, and conservation. « less
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Ranked #18 of 175 attractions in Oxfordshire
Category: Educational Sites
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Ranked #19 of 175 attractions in Oxfordshire
Category: Educational Sites; Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Castles
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Ranked #20 of 175 attractions in Oxfordshire
Category: Historic Sites; Parks
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Rousham House & Garden (Upper Heyford)
Ranked #21 of 175 attractions in Oxfordshire
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Ranked #22 of 175 attractions in Oxfordshire
Category: Ancient Ruins; Mysterious Sites; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Historic Sites
Owner description: Dated to about 1400 BC, this mysterious figure is carved into a chalk hillside just below an Iron Age hill fort and can only... more » Owner description: Dated to about 1400 BC, this mysterious figure is carved into a chalk hillside just below an Iron Age hill fort and can only be seen in its entirety by air. « less
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Sulgrave Manor (Banbury)
Ranked #23 of 175 attractions in Oxfordshire
Category: Historic Sites
Ancestral home of George Washington?s family is a fine example of a manor house and garden at the time of Shakespeare.
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Exciting Game (Oxford)
Ranked #24 of 175 attractions in Oxfordshire
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks
Owner description: You will have maximum 60 minutes to solve the mystery, to accomplish the mission and to find your way out of a room that has... more » Owner description: You will have maximum 60 minutes to solve the mystery, to accomplish the mission and to find your way out of a room that has been set up like a crime scene. Each and every small detail and object in the room is part of the game. It is important that you inspect every detail, and not to overlook anything. We welcome families, friends and team-builders. Anybody, who likes playing :) 3-5 people/team. 55 Pounds/game/team Booking required in advance. « less
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Ranked #25 of 175 attractions in Oxfordshire
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Pendon Museum (Long Wittenham)
Ranked #26 of 175 attractions in Oxfordshire
Category: History Museums
Owner description: Modelling the past for the future. The benchmark for modelling excellence. Pendon's centrepiece exhibition of the Vale of... more » Owner description: Modelling the past for the future. The benchmark for modelling excellence. Pendon's centrepiece exhibition of the Vale of White Horse is a re-creation of the rural landscape of the 1920s and 30s in breathtaking detail. Pendon is also home to our famous Dartmoor and Teignmouth Sea Wall scene models and the ground breaking Madder Valley Railway.Our volunteer guides provide informative descriptions about the history, geography, society and transport of the times. A fun and educational experience for all.We also offer a small tea room, museum shop and free wi-fi. Disabled parking and access available. « less
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Ranked #27 of 175 attractions in Oxfordshire
Category: Theaters; Architectural Buildings
Owner description: The Sheldonian Theatre, an exquisite Grade I listed building situated in Oxford's city centre, is the official ceremonial... more » Owner description: The Sheldonian Theatre, an exquisite Grade I listed building situated in Oxford's city centre, is the official ceremonial hall of Oxford University. The Theatre is a popular tourist attraction particular because it offers one of the best indoor panoramic views of Oxford's famous skyline from its Cupola. It was designed by Sir Christopher Wren and built between 1664 and 1669. The Theatre offers self-guided tours or guided tours. On a one hour guided tour, you get to learn about how the University was formed, how long it's been in existence and the secrets of its past. You get to hear about 900 years of University history as well as learning about the history of the Theatre. For availability, booking and opening hours information visit our website. « less
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Ranked #28 of 175 attractions in Oxfordshire
Category: Educational Sites
Owner description: Considered one of the smaller Oxford colleges with approximately 290 undergraduate students, the grounds are spacious with... more » Owner description: Considered one of the smaller Oxford colleges with approximately 290 undergraduate students, the grounds are spacious with some of the most beautiful gardens and buildings located in Oxford. « less
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Ranked #29 of 175 attractions in Oxfordshire
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Merton College (Oxford)
Ranked #30 of 175 attractions in Oxfordshire
Category: Educational Sites
Owner description: Founded in 1264 AD by Walter de Merton, Merton College is one of the three oldest of the Oxford colleges and has... more » Owner description: Founded in 1264 AD by Walter de Merton, Merton College is one of the three oldest of the Oxford colleges and has approximately 350 undergraduate and 350 postgraduate members. It is home to the oldest academic library in continuous use in Europe, which was built between 1373 and 1378. The oldest buildings still standing on the site date to the late 1280s, although Merton's buildings display many and varied architectural styles due to its continuous evolution as a academic institution and traditional Oxford college. « less
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