What to Expect on a Guided Tour of Oxford

Oxford, England, is a very well-known UK city. Many will attach the name with the famous Oxford University; however, in recent years the city is becoming very popular for tourists in the UK to go on guided walks. There is countless walks to participate in, all of which depart from the Oxford Visitors Information Centre. The Oxford walking tours usually last for 1-2 hours and will be presented by a guide. You have to purchase the tickets from the visitors center.

Below are some of the current popular guided walks available to visitors.

Oxford University
Oxford University

The university and city tour – this will lead you all around Oxford giving you the information that you have been waiting to hear being the world-renowned Oxford University and the buildings and surrounding infrastructures.

The Inspector Morse tour, of course Oxford is the place where the famous British series inspector Morse was filmed, this very tour will take you around the scenes that were used for the series, and you will get to see familiar spots where the late David Frost filmed the series Inspector Morse.

Oxford Museum of Natural History
Oxford Museum of Natural History

There is a Family Tour, which offers a sheet for children and adults to group together and fill out. It’s a great interactive tour for the kids to take part in.

Of course, there is the C.S. Lewis & J.R.R. Tolkien Tour. These two beloved authors both taught at the famous Oxford university and are perhaps the most famous 20th century authors. Coincidentally they were both friends too!

If you are a fan of history and war then take the Civil War Tour, which will tell you all about how King Charles made the church his headquarters when all hell broke loose.

The Garden Tour will have you touring around the greenery on offer in Oxford.

Oxford Cathedral
Oxford Cathedral

The Gargoyles & Grotesques Tour will show you the many medieval motifs, demons and emblems that are all around the city buildings, hiding for the more watchful visitors to look at.

The Jewish Heritage Tour will let you know all about how the Jewish used to live in Oxford and how in the medieval days it was a headquarters for them.

The Literary Tour will tell you all about the authors and famous people that studied at Oxford.

The Magic, Murder & Mayhem Tour will tell you all about the magic, criminals and the many secret societies that have been (and still are) in the city!

This article covers just a few of the tours, there are many, many more to tickle your tourist palate, and you will never feel bored when in Oxford. It is a great UK tourist hotspot to visit.

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    ssb interview
    November 30, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    there is a lot of expectations to travel the world’s most famous city in UK. nice and beautiful pics….the architecture of christ church i like the most………

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    Buy Dholki
    December 1, 2012 at 12:54 am

    Oxford is really a cool place to go out it has got some of the most unique monuments and sceneries in the world.

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