Exploring Oxford


The City of Oxford was home to C.S Lewis, JRR Tolkein and the birthplace of Stephen Hawking. Twenty-six British Prime Ministers were educated at Oxford University, along with many famous individuals such as Tim Berners Lee, computer scientist and inventor of the World Wide Web. Oxford is home to the oldest university in England.

Enjoy a walking tour with your guide and visit Christ Church College with its vaulted staircase and elegant Tudor dining hall, the inspiration for locations in the Harry Potter films.

 

Have lunch in a traditional country pub serving local ales and food, prepared with Cotswolds sourced ingredients. When the weather is inclement, pubs usually have roaring log fires to keep everyone warm, and stunning gardens in which to enjoy the sunshine.

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Oxford Treasure Hunt

You might call this the "Take it or Retrieve" it Treasure Hunt.

Gone are the days when anyone wants to plod around a stunning city like Oxford, behind a foot-weary guide.

 

The "Take it or Retrieve" it Treasure Hunt lets you discover Oxford for yourself. The clues take you to see, explore and find, interesting and intriguing features and aspects that make the history of Oxford, craftily guided with you in the lead!

 

You cannot get lost. You can potter or romp, you can compete, or simply gaze and experience.
The clues are all there to find, as are the solutions and the items to solve the final hunt. Or you can simply enjoy a unique meander among the splendours that make Oxford, if hunting is less appealing....though few find they can resist!

 

Be sure, you will not be bored, and there is tea, cakes, myriad antiquities and various watering holes along the way.

 

The treasure hunt starts and finishes in the centre of Oxford and takes around two hours.

Oxford Botanic Gardens

Since its foundation in 1621 the Botanic Garden has been a jewel in the crown of the University of Oxford and a focal point for any visit to Oxford.

The Garden is the place to visit if you seek knowledge about the plant kingdom and its central role in our culture, if you seek horticultural inspiration or if you simply want to find a refuge from the bustle of the city.

Both public and private tours available.

Oxford River Cruise

We recommend this as a perfect end to your day. You take in a fascinating stretch of River as you cruise down the university regatta course towards quaint Iffley village. You’ll pass ancient Folly Bridge, Christchurch College and Meadows and the university rowing houses.

Rowing eights, punts, university boats and large pleasure cruisers come together in a lively display of all that the river has to offer.

As you sit back, relax and take in the most-inspiring sights of Oxford town and the surrounding countryside, treat yourself to a delicious picnic lunch with homemade sandwiches, quiches and traditional English scones with cream and jam.

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