Oxford

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From boat trips along the River Thames to an acclaimed university and a lively nightlife scene, Oxford is an action-packed English city.

Oxford is a city of fascinating architecture, history and nightlife. Admire a cityscape of grand towers and spires. Visit the college buildings that count Aldous Huxley and Stephen Hawking as alumni. Sample the atmosphere of centuries-old pubs. Explore pristine parks lining the River Thames and River Cherwell, the two rivers that cut through the city.

A major highlight of Oxford is Oxford University, with some of England’s most architecturally impressive buildings. These include Christ Church College, Christ Church Cathedral, the Bodleian Library and Radcliffe Camera. Step inside the Sheldonian Theatre, the location of the Oxford Literary Festival. Walk around the Botanic Garden near Magdalen College.

Enjoy the university’s free museums. Spot archaeological and anthropological objects at the Pitt Rivers Museum. Find collections of scientific instruments at the Museum of the History of Science. See artifacts from the Neolithic period to the present at the Ashmolean Museum.

Oxford’s city center presents a mix of retail and entertainment. Find over 50 independent stalls at the Covered Market. Browse for literature at Blackwell’s Bookshop, one of Europe’s largest bookstores. Learn about the legends of Oxford Castle at Oxford Castle Unlocked. Climb to the top of Carfax Tower for unrivaled city views.

Experience the buzz of Oxford’s nightlife, centered on pedestrianized George and Magdalen streets. Watch concerts at Cowley Road’s live music venues. Visit historic pubs such as the Old Parsonage Hotel and the Eagle and Child, the haunts of Oscar Wilde and J.R.R. Tolkien, respectively.

In the summer, punting is a favorite activity. Rent a punt, a flat-bottomed boat, and travel through the city along the gently flowing rivers. Relax with a picnic on the riverbanks or in University Park or Christ Church Meadow.

Getting to Oxford is easy via frequent public train and bus services from London. Be sure to visit attractions outside of the city center, all accessible by rental car. Enjoy daytrips to elegant Blenheim Palace and villages set amid the picturesque Cotswolds countryside.

Ramada by Wyndham Oxford
Ramada by Wyndham Oxford
3 out of 5
Welcome Break Service Area, Oxford, England
The price is RM168 per night from 24 Oct to 24 Oct
Situated in the business district, this hotel is 3.1 mi (5 km) from Waterperry Gardens and within 9 miles (15 km) of University of Oxford and Churchill Hospital. ...
3.5/5Good! (941 reviews)
"The room and bathroom should have been cleaner..."

Reviewed on 8 Sep 2021

Ramada by Wyndham Oxford
Jurys Inn Oxford
Jurys Inn Oxford
4 out of 5
Godstow Road, Wolvercote Roundabout, Oxford, England
The price is RM454 per night from 10 Oct to 10 Oct
Located in the heart of Oxford, this eco-friendly hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of University of Oxford, Pitts Rivers Museum and Oxford University Museum of Natural ...
4.2/5Very Good! (935 reviews)
"Good location Should not have been charged for parking Restaurant menu was poor, didn’t eat in"

Reviewed on 7 Aug 2021

Jurys Inn Oxford
Mercure Oxford Hawkwell House Hotel
Mercure Oxford Hawkwell House Hotel
4 out of 5
Church Way, Iffley Village, Oxford, England
The price is RM499 per night from 21 Oct to 21 Oct
Situated on the riverwalk, this romantic hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Greyfriars Oxford, University of Oxford, and O2 Academy (Oxford). Christ Church College ...
4/5Very Good! (784 reviews)
"Lovely place to stay when visiting Oxford. Beautiful hotel and a lovely, comfortable room. Plenty of parking and reception staff were helpful. It was quiet, and took around 35 to walk to the city centre along the river."

Reviewed on 22 Sep 2021

Mercure Oxford Hawkwell House Hotel
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Rana Court
Rana Court
4 out of 5
138 - 142 Hollow Way, Oxford, England
The price is RM893 per night from 14 Oct to 14 Oct
Situated in Oxford, this apartment building is within 3 miles (5 km) of Churchill Hospital, University of Oxford and O2 Academy (Oxford). John Radcliffe Hospital ...
4.2/5Very Good! (19 reviews)
Convenient comfortable apartment.
"Nice spacious apartment convenient for Oxford Off street Parking space made it easy. Check in went smoothly Recommended"

Reviewed on 4 Mar 2021

Rana Court
Destiny Student - Oxford
Destiny Student - Oxford
3 out of 5
Osney Ln, Oxford, England
Situated in Oxford, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Said Business School and University of Oxford. Oxford Brookes University and Churchill Hospital ...
Destiny Student - Oxford
Saint Luke's Apartments by Paymán Club
Saint Luke's Apartments by Paymán Club
3.5 out of 5
41A St. Luke's Rd, Oxford, England
Located in the heart of Oxford, this apartment building is within 3 miles (5 km) of Kassam Stadium, University of Oxford and Churchill Hospital. Oxford Brookes ...
3.4/5 (5 reviews)
"Very comfortable place to stay"

Reviewed on 1 Feb 2021

Saint Luke's Apartments by Paymán Club
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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