By Steve Monk-Chipman, February 23, 2017
Oxford, home to the most famous (and best – sorry, Harvard, Cambridge et al) University in the world has to be one of the most interesting and iconic places to visit in England. With our range of Cotswold and Oxford England Tours finishing in Oxford, our guests often stay additional days and marvel at the range of activities and places of interest to visit.
If I had one day to plan a trip to Oxford I would look at the following activities and keeping to the active thread that runs through all our tours I would look at the following
– The Kings Head, where the students hangout (it’s always full!)
– The Turf, famous as the pub where Bill Clinton admitted smoking dope (but not inhaling) and where the former Prime Minister of Australia, Bob Hawke, broke the World Record for drinking a yard of ale in the quickest time (2.5 litres in about 12 seconds)
– Then onto the Bear where the landlord would cut off your tie (if it was one he did not recognise and stick them all over the pub), hence there are ties everywhere…
And if you have a second day, I would recommend the Ashmolean Museum, a tour of Oxford Colleges (including Christchurch College and Cathedral where Harry Potter was filmed (the dining hall and the stairs which move), the Bodleian Library and the Pitt Rivers Museum and if you have even more time, Blenheim Palace, home to Winston Churchill and the wonderful, Capability Brown designed gardens are only a gentle eight miles away by bike.
Only an hour from London and a perfect location for day trips into the Cotswolds, Oxford has it all!