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Sheldonian Theatre
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Christ Church
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Oxford Castle & Prison
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Weston Library
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Radcliffe Camera
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St. Michael at the Northgate
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Oxford Castle & Prison
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Iffley Lock
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Bodleian Library
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Sheldonian Theatre
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Radcliffe Camera
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St. Michael at the Northgate
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Christ Church
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University Church of St. Mary the Virgin
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Magdalen College
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University College
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New College
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Christ Church
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Exeter College
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University of Oxford
#1 of 86 Sights & Landmarks in Oxford
You have to pay via the Meadow Gate (walks round river meadows withrowers and good views back), but you can visit the Cathedral for free, and walk through Tom Quad by coming to the 6pm Evensong service each day.
A trip up the tower of St Mary's church in the High Street gives you a great view of the 'dreaming spires'
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Worcester College
#2 of 86 Sights & Landmarks in Oxford
As with many of the colleges in Oxford, once you enter through the lodge gates, it is a bit like being in a tardis, there is so much to see, and lots of buildings and grounds to view.
This mammoth landscaped site is kept looking stunning throughout the year by a host of committed gardeners.
Bodleian Library
#3 of 86 Sights & Landmarks in Oxford
It’s an absolutely fantastic library that has around 11 million books!! Stunning, Historical and followed through into a beautiful room naled divinity school to view one of the original Harry Potter filming sites...
A must if you visit Oxford History of library and tours are excellent View old Duke Humphries library used as a film shoot in Harry Potter films
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Oxford Castle & Prison
#4 of 86 Sights & Landmarks in Oxford
Superb tour by a in character guide whose knowledge was impeccable and made the experience fun but interesting the prison and crypt was pretty haunting and the tower provided a superb view of Oxford.
This tour of the castle is fun and the guides are great making history fun.The walk to the top of tower gives great views of Oxford.
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Magdalen College
#5 of 86 Sights & Landmarks in Oxford
There was a choir practice in progress during our visit which temporarily closed the chapel for 2 hours.There is a Bar and restaurant/cafe within the college with views over the River Cherwe[l, boats and their pun...
You can sit down for tea or lunch with a view of the River or read trivia about various movies that were filmed at Magdalen.
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New College
#6 of 86 Sights & Landmarks in Oxford
Great for chill out, for view for relax, for atmosphere just love it!
Very pretty college with deep history and great views of the remaining sections of Oxford's city walls.
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Merton College
#7 of 86 Sights & Landmarks in Oxford
Enjoy the views of Christchurch meadows and just take in the wonderful history in the beautiful stonework.
Climb the stairs for the view.
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Iffley Lock
#8 of 86 Sights & Landmarks in Oxford
The path is well maintained and the views along the river and across to the university boathouses wonderful.
Very good płace for a walk or Boat trip,nice view ,lovely isis pub with good food and helpful staff
Sheldonian Theatre
#9 of 86 Sights & Landmarks in Oxford
The views you see here are the famous images of Oxford that you expect from years of travel shows and movies - skylines of old roofs and gargoyles and spires - it is truly the fairytale appearance of the city with...
The theatre itself is lovely with a beautiful painted ceiling, but for me the highlight of the visit was the spectacular view over Oxford from the cupola; definitely worth the climb.
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Christ Church
#10 of 86 Sights & Landmarks in Oxford
Take the time to visit and view amazing architecture and experience what many prominent men such as John Owen, John Locke, John Wesley (a lot of Johns), Louis Carroll, Cardinal Wolsey, and others.
We were quite impressed with two of its famous landmarks, Tom Tower (Christopher Wren), and Oxford’s stunning Cathedral spire.
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University Church of St. Mary the Virgin
#11 of 86 Sights & Landmarks in Oxford
Exquisite and beautiful view of the All Souls College and perfect panoramic of all Oxford.
The gift shop interesting and the walk around the church reveals some extraordinary church and local history including famous burial sites.
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Weston Library
#12 of 86 Sights & Landmarks in Oxford
The wonderfully welcoming, open space houses permanent and special exhibitions and provides visitors with the opportunity to view literary treasures close up, from Shakespeare first folios to Magna Carta.
I really like how the design of the building creates a large airy space with views up into the library.
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Trinity College
#13 of 86 Sights & Landmarks in Oxford
We were privileged to be given an exclusive view of Thomas Adolphus' Encyclopaedia by the Trinity archivist facilitated by the lovely John Allan.
Children even quiet down amongst the historical seats and walls; one can almost "feel" the history surrounding every site.
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Radcliffe Camera
#14 of 86 Sights & Landmarks in Oxford
Sights are absolutely beautiful, you might see the Oxford students walking around in their gowns (quite Potter-esque) and if you're in Oxford a selfie with the Radcliffe camera is a must!
You can see its exterior for free or view it over lunch next door, sitting on the flagstone patio of the Vaults and Gardens cafe at the University Church of St. Mary the Virgin--as Morse and Lewis were seen to do.
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Balliol College
#15 of 86 Sights & Landmarks in Oxford
Stunning view of gorgeous buildings.
Impressive chapel that I understand is the third on the site.
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Exeter College
#16 of 86 Sights & Landmarks in Oxford
Helpful porter, super garden with the promised view which lived up to expectation, and the bonus of catching an organ practice in the beautiful chapel.
Fellows garden looked gorgeous in the Spring sunshine and has the best views of the Radcliffe Camera.
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Wadham College
#17 of 86 Sights & Landmarks in Oxford
Lovely college to view easy to find with a very nice courtyard and stunning chapel.
Wadham is located right in the center of town with easy access to tourist information, food, and many sights.
Bridge of Sighs
#18 of 86 Sights & Landmarks in Oxford
Love visiting Venice and especially visiting the Dodges palace and The Great Hall but love especially the eerie feeling you get when you walk over The Bridge Of Sighs knowing that this was their final view of Veni...
Of course, if you love medieval architecture and historical landmarks Oxford will offers plenty and more
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Keble College
#19 of 86 Sights & Landmarks in Oxford
... are immaculate, and you're free to roam around the extensive grounds; chapel is impressive (be sure to visit the ante-room with the Holman Hunt painting); unfortunately we were unable to view the dining hall.
The view from my Besd room was great.
All Souls College
#20 of 86 Sights & Landmarks in Oxford
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Carfax Tower
#21 of 86 Sights & Landmarks in Oxford
Wonderful views of dreaming spires ... building works, woods, meadows and concrete
From the top of this tower you have a great view of the university, the city and the surrounding countryside.
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Oxford Town Hall
#22 of 86 Sights & Landmarks in Oxford
St. Michael at the Northgate
#23 of 86 Sights & Landmarks in Oxford
Superb views from the top and fascinating being inside the oldest church tower in oxford.
The tower has an interesting history (starting from the 11th century) which is explained on the walls as you go up the stairs to the top, It is located in a central location, so the view from the top is very nice.
Headington Shark
#24 of 86 Sights & Landmarks in Oxford
... States.....The trips are long, tiring, but important...so is returning ....home....Just as in anyone who is homeward bound (insert Simon & Garfunkle) there are various landmarks to my journey in both directions.
Can be seen from he main Headington Road / London Road but worth a close up view from that is a relatively quiet residential road notwithstanding the road name
Oriel College
#25 of 86 Sights & Landmarks in Oxford
beautiful chapel (noone was singing then ) amazing dining hall and impressive library...what a view ot he quad from the large windows !!!
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Queen's College
#26 of 86 Sights & Landmarks in Oxford
The Chapel and hall are very elegant, beautiful places and there is the lovely Back Quad and gardens at the back of the site.
In April 2012 the Royal Mail produced a series of "A-Z Postage Stamps" bearing illustrations of Great Britain's most iconic landmarks and structures.
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St Edmund Hall
#27 of 86 Sights & Landmarks in Oxford
Had great view from my room (topfloor) which was perfect and very conducive to reading and learning and studying.
Founded in 1317 the college takes its name from St. Edmund, Archbishop of Canterbury who taught on this site in a hall in 1190.
Lincoln College
#28 of 86 Sights & Landmarks in Oxford
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St John's College
#29 of 86 Sights & Landmarks in Oxford
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Martyrs' Memorial
#30 of 86 Sights & Landmarks in Oxford
Bloody Mary's murdering of Protestants is well-documented but there are few sites that commemorate these atrocities (on both sides of the Catholic-Protestant divide).
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