Oxford Tourism

Oxford - The prized crown jewel of English academia. The highly reputed medieval colleges at Oxford admit only the most gifted minds from around the world. Its ancient architecture, picturesque landscapes and youthful energy makes it a great tourist destination as well. Oxford holidays are an affair to remember!

The oldest English-speaking University, University of Oxford, needs no introductions. It constitutes over 40 colleges, each of which has a unique history to it. Although many of the colleges are not open to visitors when academic terms are on, while others such as Christ College attracts numerous tourists each year. The University has a remarkable list of alumni who made great contributions to the world through their work and their lives. Many museums and department buildings in the city have been used as inspirations for books and as filming locations. No matter how long or short your trip to Oxford is; there are a few things that you cannot afford to miss.

Essential travel information and Oxford tips for your visit

  • Parking fares in Oxford are on the expensive side. Some of the major parking spaces in the city are almost always found full.
  • Metered taxis are an expensive option to get around the city. If on the other hand, you choose to take minicabs, make sure you bargain with the driver beforehand or discuss the price over the phone while boking it.
  • Oxford in general is a very safe city. However, some parts of the city are poverty stricken. Some areas have a drug dealing scene. Avoid being out by yourself late at night.

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Oxford

  • Oxford University Walking Tour
    Oxford University Walking Tour139 Reviews

    Duration: 2 Hrs

    See inside Oxford University, Harry Potter film site and the Bodleian Library on this authentic 2-hour Oxford student led tou...

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  • Save 4% Cotswolds Villages Full-Day Small-Group Tour from Oxford
    Cotswolds Villages Full-Day Small-Group Tour from Oxford4 Reviews

    Duration: 7 Hrs

    Experience the beauty of the Cotswolds with its idyllic English villages on this seven-hour small group tour. This is perfect...

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  • Save 4% Cotswold Taster Half-Day Tour
    Cotswold Taster Half-Day Tour4 Reviews

    Duration: 5 Hrs

    The Cotswolds is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty which has inspired artists, writers and philosophers for man...

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  • Save 7% Bath and Stonehenge Day Trip from Oxford
    Bath and Stonehenge Day Trip from Oxford14 Reviews

    Duration: 1 Days

    Take in two of Englands famous UNESCO World Heritagelisted sites in one day on this adventurous day trip from Oxford. Travel ...

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  • Know the pollution level of Oxford before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 21.88 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 27.5 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 40 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 32.5 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 27.78 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 42.5 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 19.23 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 12.5 (Very Low)
  • How safe is Oxford for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Oxford.

    • Burglary and Theft 35 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 30.21 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 21 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 15.63 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 13 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 31 (Low)
    • Attacks 27 (Low)
    • Drug offense 52 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 83 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 61 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 29 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 14 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 42 (Moderate)
  • Quality of Life Index of Oxford is 161.27 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 69.25 (High)
    • Climate Index 83.55 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 29.63 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 30.71 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 71.43 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 67.22 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 19.14 (Very High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 83.24 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Oxford

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.12 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12.58 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 39.53 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 84.57 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 82.28 USD

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