City Sightseeing - Oxford

“Take the bus or pound the pavement; either way you'll see plenty of Oxford.” - VisitEngland Assessor


Oxford, Oxfordshire

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City Sightseeing offer bus and walking tours around Oxford. The hop-on hop-off bus has 20 stops and the walking tours include a 'Town & Gown' tour and a crawl round the city's historic pubs. Different packages mean you can combine the bus and walking tours for maximum exposure to the city's attractions.

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City Sightseeing - Oxford
Visitor Information Point, 44 - 45 High Street, OXFORD, Oxfordshire, OX1 4AP


About the area

Discover Oxfordshire

Located at the heart of England, Oxfordshire enjoys a rich heritage and surprisingly varied scenery. Its landscape encompasses open chalk downland and glorious beechwoods, picturesque rivers and attractive villages set in peaceful farmland. The countryside in the northwest of Oxfordshire seems isolated by comparison, more redolent of the north of England, with its broad views, undulating landscape and dry-stone walls. The sleepy backwaters of Abingdon, Wallingford, Wantage, Watlington and Witney reveal how Oxfordshire’s old towns evolved over the centuries, while Oxford’s imposing streets reflect the beauty and elegance of ‘that sweet city with her dreaming spires.’ Fans of the fictional sleuth Inspector Morse will recognise many Oxford landmarks described in the books and used in the television series.

The county demonstrates how the strong influence of humans has shaped this part of England over the centuries. The Romans built villas in the pretty river valleys that thread their way through Oxfordshire, the Saxons constructed royal palaces here, and the Normans left an impressive legacy of castles and churches. The philanthropic wool merchants made their mark too, and many of their fine buildings serve as a long-lasting testimony to what they did for the good of the local community.

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