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Oxford Visitor Information Centre

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Address: 15-16 Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3AS, England
Phone Number:
+44 1865 686430
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10:00 - 15:30
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 15:30
Mon - Sat 09:30 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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The Oxford Visitor Information Centre down Broad Street should be your...

The Oxford Visitor Information Centre down Broad Street should be your first stop when arriving in Oxford to plan your visit in the city and around Oxfordshire. The Team can assist you with booking your ticket on an Official Guided Walking Tours, the best way to start your visit; advice on what to see and do and help with itinerary planning.

We also offer discounted tickets to attractions in the area, tickets for local events, accommodation bookings, left luggage service and a wide selection of gifts and souvenirs.

Opening details:

July - August

Monday - Saturday 9.30am - 5.30pm

Sunday 10am - 4pm

September - June

Monday - Saturday 9.30am - 5.00pm

Sunday 10am - 3.30pm

NOTE: Opening times over Christmas and New Years might change.

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Visited the Centre to enquire what tours were available over the weekend. My husband wantedquite a bit of detail/information but found the Yong girl to be rather vague and slow... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Annie292014
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Aberdare, United Kingdom
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is centrally located and has a treasure trove of information about everything you could want to know about Oxford and the surrounding area. In the back room there are two walls of free pamphlets about more stuff than you can imagine. They also sell guidebooks and maps. The staff is super helpful.

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Thank Malka B
ExperienceOx, Manager at Oxford Visitor Information Centre, responded to this review

Dear Malka, thank you for your review. I'm glad we had everything you were looking for! More 

Aberdare, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited the Centre to enquire what tours were available over the weekend. My husband wantedquite a bit of detail/information but found the Yong girl to be rather vague and slow. he did eventually book a Tour for the Sunday morning. There are small gifts and quite informative books on the local attractions but some things are rather expensive. The shop... More 

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Thank Annie292014
ExperienceOx, Manager at Oxford Visitor Information Centre, responded to this review

Many thanks for your detailed review, that will help us to improve our service. We look forward to welcoming you to Oxford again. More 

Hastings, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very helpful, lots of useful leaflets for places of interest. Mamber of staff showed me on a map what I needed to know.

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Thank Tonybythesea
ExperienceOx, Manager at Oxford Visitor Information Centre, responded to this review

I'm glad we could help, Tony. Thanks for the review. More 

Hinckley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Although not particularly busy (in my opinion), the staff appeared distracted and not especially welcoming or helpful. One of the leaflets I picked up from a display was out of date (events from Nov to Jan).

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Thank Marilyn S
ExperienceOx, Manager at Oxford Visitor Information Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback Marilyn. We do our best to keep all leaflets up to date, but one must have slipped through the net. I hope we can assist you better next time. More 

Stamford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

popped in to get a map and was recommended the £2.50 guide pamphlet which accurately describes a town walk. Staff were very helpful and professional.

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Thank alan k
Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Booking via the internet we met up with Bella our guide outside the Information Centre in Broad Street. Bella was very knowledgeable and informative telling us with passion about the great halls of Oxford. Brilliant two hours and a must if visiting this beautiful city

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Thank David E
Telford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

I am impressed by the staff, they are very good even though they are being bombarded with questions. Very helpful

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Thank Bigbigroy
ExperienceOx, Manager at Oxford Visitor Information Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. I hope you enjoyed your visit to Oxford. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

Maps started at 50p to a couple of quid. Really! Charging 50p for an A4 basic map of the town. No Map outside for general use by sightsee'ers although the council have a few dotted about the town.

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Thank Jon A
ExperienceOx, Manager at Oxford Visitor Information Centre, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. We hope you enjoyed your visit to Oxford. Sorry you didn't like our charging 50p for a basic map. We encourage saving paper wherever possible, and the small charge helps this cause as well as covering our costs. You can alternatively download the same map for free, over our free wifi. More 

Chatham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

Most of the tours can be booked through here. Gift shop and maps on sale inside. Staff are helpful and friendly, that's all you need for an information centre.

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Thank carol g
ExperienceOx, Manager at Oxford Visitor Information Centre, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review. More 

Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

Very helpful informative staff. Easy to buy bus tickets and book walks around Oxford. Maps were available but had to pay for them

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Thank Krissie17

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