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Address: No 2 New High Street | Headington, Oxford OX3 7AQ, England
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Life with no bite.

Just something nostalgic to look at and to take tourists for fun, if you can't find something to talk about; this will get the conversation flowing.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Jack S
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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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Jersey, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had to go and see this for myself after having seen the photo of it on the wall of the breakfast room at the Red Mullions. It was just a bit weird to see a shark sticking out of the roof of a terraced house but I can tick that off my bucket list now!

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Thank Sue C
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13 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An inane has- been- the shark i mean. Who dreamt it up, probably not the shark. Living next door to this must be hideous aesthetically and financially. Was planning permission needed! Visitors - dont waste your time, the city rats are more entertaining

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Thank Virgil H
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just something nostalgic to look at and to take tourists for fun, if you can't find something to talk about; this will get the conversation flowing.

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Thank Jack S
Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Headington shark is a classic landmark that all visitors to Oxford should make a special effort to visit. It is exceptionally unusual.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

I wouldn't travel just to see it. But it's fun if you're in the area. It has been there a long time, as locals mentioned their children remembering it from 50 years ago.

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Thank 711Fran711
Oxford
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34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

I see this sculpture at the end of our garden every day when I wake up. I just love it. It gives a great sense of focus to the view. Because of its location and ours, we are the only house that has such a good view across a garden.

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Thank dac3uk
Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

Absoluately brilliant, quite a sight! Well worth the trip, as location is a little way from the centre of Oxford.

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Thank Everythingmustgo
Oxford, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

Luckily didn't go out my way to see this as its funny to see but after about 2 mins the funs over.theresnot much to say but don't go out your way to see this

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Thank jakgodfrey21
Bristol
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116 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016

The shark is always worth a diversion if you are in the area. I remember the fuss when the owner first put it up.

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Thank LichTraveller
Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

It is just a shark sculpture embedded in a roof of a house BUT it's got to be seen to be believed!! And defo worth a photo! Just off the main road passing through Headi grin, a few houses down, so an easy detour! The local chippy also has a shark on their roof but nowhere near as impressive as... More 

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