The finest Oxford Attractions

With a backdrop of wide streets and noble building to multiple movies and TV programmes, Oxford is without doubt one of the most recognisable cities in the UK. If you’re visiting for a day-out or on a short-stay break, explore the city of Oxford and the wider county to discover world-class arts and culture, stunning venues and the finest Oxford attractions.

Listed below are various tourist attractions and things to do in and around Oxford.

Oxford attractions listings and top-20 oxford sightseeing


Botanic Garden beautiful flowers

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Oxford Botanic Garden

Rose Lane,
01865 286 690

Founded in 1621, the Oxford Botanic Garden is the UK’s oldest botanic garden and occupies a world-class position in terms of its history and academic location. Its mission is to share the scientific wonder and importance of plants with the world.

Distance to Oxford City Centre | 0 miles
bate collection musical instruments

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Bate Collection

Faculty of Music,
St Aldate's,
01865 276128

The Bate Collection of Musical Instruments, in the Faculty of Music at Oxford University, houses over 2000 instruments from the Western orchestral music traditions from the Renaissance, through the Baroque, Classical, Romantic and up to modern times.

Distance to Oxford City Centre | 0.25 miles
Museum of the history of science displays

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Museum of the History of Science

Broad Street,
01865 277293

The Museum of the History of Science houses an unrivalled collection of early scientific instruments in the Old Ashmolean on Broad Street. Discover objects associated with such diverse figures as George III, Einstein, and Lawrence of Arabia.

Distance to Oxford City Centre | 0 miles
Pitt Rivers Museum collections

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Pitt Rivers Museum

South Parks Road,
01865 613000

The Pitt Rivers Museum holds one of the world’s finest collections of anthropology and archaeology, with objects revealing humankind’s extraordinary problem-solving and craft skills from every continent and throughout human history.

Distance to Oxford City Centre | 0.25 miles
Hop on and Hop off city sightseeing in oxford

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City Sightseeing Oxford

No 1 Shop,
Railway Station,
Park End Street,
01865 790522

Hop on the Official Tour to see Oxford’s attractions and best sights in style. With 20 bus stops conveniently located along the fabulous route through Oxford, you’re free to hop on and off at your leisure to make the most of your visit.

Distance to Oxford City Centre | 0 miles
Harcourt Arboretum pinetum and serpentine ride

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Harcourt Arboretum

Oxford Lodge,
Peacock Gate,
OX44 9PX
01865 610305

Harcourt Arboretum, in the village of Nuneham Courtenay, has the best collection of trees in Oxfordshire set within 130 acres of historic picturesque landscape.

Distance to Oxford City Centre | 5.5 miles
Alice's Shop - The original Alice in Wonderland Shop
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83 St Aldates Oxford OX1 1RA
01865 723793

All Souls College
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All Souls College, Oxford OX1 4AL
01865 279379

The Ashmolean - Museum of Art & Archaeology
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Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2PH
01865 610406

Balliol College
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Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BJ
01865 277777

Bodleian Libraries
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Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BG
01865 287400

Brasenose College
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Radcliffe Square, Oxford OX1 4AJ
01865 277830

Bridge of Sighs (Hertford Bridge)
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New College Lane, Oxford OX1 3BL

Carfax Tower
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Queen Street, Oxford OX1 1ET
01865 792653

Christ Church College
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Christ Church St. Aldates, Oxford OX1 1DP
01865 276492

Corpus Christi College
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Merton Street, Oxford OX1 4JF
01865 276700