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Address: No 2 New High Street | Headington, Oxford, England
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Weird sight

Heard of this unusual sight but no actual substitute for seeing it. Very bizarre and no doubt a great topic for discussion both locally and afar. Very amusing unless you happen to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
123savery321
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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is just a private house in a little ally, but if you pass by... it is well worth a picture for sure!

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited over a week ago with hubby when in Oxford for the day. Have to say never seen anything like it. Erected in August 1986 this rooftop sculpture was renovated in August 2007. Apparently it's saying something about CND, Nuclear Power, Chernobyl & Nagasaki. Certainly worth taking a look at, but be mindful/respectful of the fact that this is a... More 

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Heard of this unusual sight but no actual substitute for seeing it. Very bizarre and no doubt a great topic for discussion both locally and afar. Very amusing unless you happen to live. Next door to it perhaps but I s certainly different.

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Thank 123savery321
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I lived opposite this for a year, was always fun watching people take photos of it...especially those not expecting it when passing by

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Thank James L
Wicklow, Ireland
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57 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I grew up in Oxfordshire in the 70s and remember the fuss about the shark, planning dept etc. Delighted this bit of eccentricity has survived into a new century.

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Thank Cat T
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Entertaining if you are just walking past, I wouldn't drive out to see it, don't know much about the reasoning or the story behind it just happened to be walking past

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

A trip to Oxford wouldn't be complete without out a trip to see a great white sticking out of the roof of a house. You can’t miss it. A fun thing to see that the council tried to ban but failed. With Oxford fine buildings taking centre stage it is nice to see something totally unexpected and is well worth... More 

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Thank number1leadman
Brighton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

this is a strange thing to have on the roof of a terrace house - but why not !! The owner has fought to complete and retain this with the council and others, thank god for excentric Englishmen.

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Thank lisajpavitt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Just go see it. If you have time and are headed down Headington Road, just do it. It's the weirdest thing and it's well worth the picture and the story when you get home.

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Thank Jeremy L
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

Not often do you easily find an iconic location for a photo shoot. Just a block off the main drag bus stop in town. Very different.

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