• Things to do in Oxford

    With a rich heritage, hundreds of world-class historical buildings and some fantastic family attractions, Oxford is a great place to spend a day, a week, or even longer.

For some great day trip ideas, take a look at the Visit Oxfordshire website, or see some of our suggestions below. Remember our city services travel the breadth and width of the city, making all attractions easy to get to.

Things to do in Oxford

  • Tours of Oxford

    With its medieval streets, cobbled lanes and secluded alleys, there's no better way to see Oxford than up close. Walking, open-top bus and cycling tours are run throughout the year by a number of local operators, and are priced reasonably.

    View our key benefits page for great tour offers that can be redeemed when using your key smartcard.
  • Ashmolean Museum

    Ashmolean Museum is the world's first university museum. Since its first building was completed in 1683, it has grown considerably and now boasts some of the finest art and archaeological collections in the world.

    Visit the Ashmolean Museum Website.
  • The Radcliffe Camera

    This beautiful circular library is situated in the picturesque Radcliffe Square. Enjoy the view and then head to Brasenose College or the Bodleian Library.

    Visit the Bodleian Library Website.
  • Oxford Castle Unlocked

    A fun family destination located close to the city centre. Your kids will have a great time on a guided tour of the castle. There are a number of restaurants located in the Oxford Castle Quarter, perfect for lunch or dinner.

    Visit the Oxford Castle Unlocked Website.
  • The Covered Market

    With around 55 independent retailers, Oxford's historic Covered Market has something for everyone. Located just a minute's walk from our High St coach stop, it's easy to get to as well.

    Visit the Covered Market Website.
  • The Parks

    There are a number of beautiful parks and green spaces in Oxford. We would recommend a visit to Christ Church Meadow, University park or Iffley Meadows.

    Take me to the Visit Oxfordshire Website.