Located in central southern England, Oxford is one of the most scenic locations in the United Kingdom. The poet Matthew Arnold, nicknamed Oxford, the City of Dreaming Spires and it is a historical place of interest. Furthermore, it is home to the prestigious Oxford University and its monumental architecture. Why not take a quaint and peaceful walk in this charming city?
Nothing is better than a quiet and peaceful walk along the roads of Oxford. Even if you only have an hour or so to spare, make sure to take in the beauty and splendour of this breathtaking city. Before you even start sightseeing, explore what Oxford has to offer by roaming the streets. On your way, you can walk past the Bridge of Sighs, the Radcliffe Camera and even the Bodleian Library.
Central Oxford. No matter the type of transportation, you should arrive at the centre of the city. If so, it is best if that is where you start your sightseeing adventure. A tour of the Bodleian Library is the perfect way to start. Fans of the Harry Potter films will recognise this library in many scenes from the iconic films. You can have a guided or self-guided tour of this historic building and take in all it can offer. This can take up to one hour but it is well worth the time and money spent. The splendid architecture and classical literature transport you back in time to a different era. It is truly an experience you will never forget.
Ashmolean Museum. Whilst there are numerous museums within Oxford, none is more famous than the Ashmolean Museum. The Ashmolean Museum is Oxford University’s museum of art and archaeology. It is one of four university museums. This is along with the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, the Museum of the History of Science and the Pitt Rivers Museum.
You will learn much about history, art and archaeology. It is unlike any other museum, holding treasures from the ancient world and beyond. It is a cultural experience that must not be missed and is one of my recommended places to visit in Oxford.
Exploring Oxford. Now it is time to become more adventurous and venture further away from the centre of Oxford. To explore the wildlife Oxford has to offer, there are many activities that people can do. The main two options people normally opt for are either punting or visiting Oxford’s Botanical Garden. This will obviously be dependent upon what individuals prefer, but both are incredible options.
For those who prefer plants and the beauty that lies within nature, you can visit the wondrous Botanical Gardens. Why not venture through this extensive garden with beautiful and rare plants? It is 10 steps ahead of any garden and garden centre. It is the perfect place to visit for those who are plant enthusiasts. The wonderful aroma that wafts from this garden is truly extraordinary and is an activity that is quite breathtaking.