18 Apr 23 / Oxford
OXFORD - THE CITY OF DREAMING SPIRES
Proud host to some world-renowned architecture and famous university, this city should be high up on your list of top travel destinations. Check out the famous Rad Cam or get inspired (even if you are not a Harry Potter fan) when visiting Christ Church College. Best of all, experience a unique stay at Oxford's most instagramable hotel, housed in a former prison but nothing like your average jail cell! Expect luxurious beds and drench showers and all the comforting amenities you would dream off. Scroll down to get a taste of what a summer in Oxfordshire could look like and to book your stay.
OXFORD CASTLE & PRISON
Step back in time during a unique guided tour, when costumed characters reveal the interesting history behind the building. Afterwards you can climb the Saxon St George’s Tower for a stunning 360-degree panoramic view of the city and explore the ancient crypt and prison.
MERTON COLLEGE CHAPEL
A little off the beaten track, but worth a visit. Set in extensive gardens and grounds, there’s something very atmospheric about this beautiful 13th- century Gothic chapel. Visit one of the oldest academic libraries in Europe or enjoy the perfect acoustics of the chapel during a live concert.
It might surprise you, but Oxford also has several beautiful parks and this large stretch of ancient open meadow in the city. Enjoy a tranquil slice of Oxford countryside and walk through the wildflowers, past grazing horses and cattle or go punting on the river Thames. Or why not book a punting tour and enjoy the scenery that way?
THE COVERED MARKET
Take a stroll around this historic market, which first opened its doors in 1744 and soak up the lively atmosphere of this world-famous market. Housed within an impressive building, you’ll find a unique mix of shops selling anything from fresh fruit and veg to jewellery, to only name a few. It's a good place for unique gift ideas and sample local produce.