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Oxford, England in Photos

Oxford, England is a place many people have heard of due to the (very) famous university of the same name. Oxford University is the oldest in the English speaking world and has been around in some capacity since the 12th century. Can you believe it?

I didn’t really plan ahead and basically just wandered around the city/campus while I was here. So, I don’t want to give you a guide because I just have pretty pictures to show you instead of lots of tips or information. Hopefully these photos inspire you to visit for yourself! I will try to give you the names of places if I know what they are πŸ™‚

Oxford, England is a gorgeous town with the added bonus of having the oldest university in the English speaking world. Here's a visual guide to exploring the city! #oxford #england #unitedkingdom

Oxford, England is a gorgeous town with the added bonus of having the oldest university in the English speaking world. Here's a visual guide to exploring the city! #oxford #england #unitedkingdom

Oxford, England is a gorgeous town with the added bonus of having the oldest university in the English speaking world. Here's a visual guide to exploring the city! #oxford #england #unitedkingdom

Could you imagine just hanging out with your friends here?

Oxford, England is a gorgeous town with the added bonus of having the oldest university in the English speaking world. Here's a visual guide to exploring the city! #oxford #england #unitedkingdom

Gate of dreams…

Oxford, England is a gorgeous town with the added bonus of having the oldest university in the English speaking world. Here's a visual guide to exploring the city! #oxford #england #unitedkingdom

Oxford, England is a gorgeous town with the added bonus of having the oldest university in the English speaking world. Here's a visual guide to exploring the city! #oxford #england #unitedkingdom

This is the entrance for the Bodleian Library. I decided to go on a tour and it was totally worth it! I just happened to show up about 15-20 minutes before a tour started and there was availability. I’m sure during busier times of the year, this will sell out. If you want more information on tours of Bodleian (and other parts of campus), head to their site here.

Oxford, England is a gorgeous town with the added bonus of having the oldest university in the English speaking world. Here's a visual guide to exploring the city! #oxford #england #unitedkingdom

This is known as the Bridge of Sighs since in resembles the one in Venice of the same name! It is right across the street from the Bodleian Library.

Oxford, England is a gorgeous town with the added bonus of having the oldest university in the English speaking world. Here's a visual guide to exploring the city! #oxford #england #unitedkingdom

The Radcliffe Camera is a very famous building on campus and seems synonymous with Oxford for me. The inside also requires a pass to get in so either take the tour that brings you inside or just admire the architecture from the outside like I did!

Oxford, England is a gorgeous town with the added bonus of having the oldest university in the English speaking world. Here's a visual guide to exploring the city! #oxford #england #unitedkingdom

Oxford, England is a gorgeous town with the added bonus of having the oldest university in the English speaking world. Here's a visual guide to exploring the city! #oxford #england #unitedkingdom

I tried to see the dining room that inspired the Great Hall in Harry Potter (located in Christchurch College) but it was closed to visitors when I was there. So, if you have your heart set on seeing this, make sure you check the times it is open to visitors.

Oxford, England is a gorgeous town with the added bonus of having the oldest university in the English speaking world. Here's a visual guide to exploring the city! #oxford #england #unitedkingdom

Got to get those wisteria shots!

Oxford, England is a gorgeous town with the added bonus of having the oldest university in the English speaking world. Here's a visual guide to exploring the city! #oxford #england #unitedkingdom

I followed some people into a building and happened upon this chapel. I’m sorry that I don’t know where it is!

Oxford, England is a gorgeous town with the added bonus of having the oldest university in the English speaking world. Here's a visual guide to exploring the city! #oxford #england #unitedkingdom

The town itself is so cute too. I got some mediocre ice cream when I got to town and was totally the tourist that bought an Oxford University t-shirt from a gift shop in town. Haha! Sometimes, you just have to do what you want and get over the “should not do” things. My friends at home are all super jealous of that t-shirt. πŸ˜‰

I wish I had done a bit more research before heading here. Next time, I would like to explore little shops and maybe get a tour or two of some of the more famous colleges.

I hope you enjoyed my little wander around Oxford! If you have any questions, let me know in the comments below!

Oxford, England is a gorgeous town with the added bonus of having the oldest university in the English speaking world. Here's a visual guide to exploring the city! #oxford #england #unitedkingdom

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15 Comments

  • Reply Jenn | By Land and Sea

    Thank you for sharing your lovely photos of Oxford! I love this post style too. You’ve inspired me to look into a day trip to Oxford the next time we are in London, as well as on the post format itself!

    February 12, 2020 at 12:55 am
    • Reply duemidwest

      Wow, thank you! I hope you make it to Oxford and can use this as inspiration and not a guide πŸ™‚ For sure check out the Bodleian though, that was super cool inside!

      February 12, 2020 at 2:13 pm
  • Reply Ann

    Oh Erin, this looks absolutely amazing!
    Looking at your images and reading your story made me feel like I was in a movie. I just have to start planning a trip to Oxford πŸ™‚

    February 12, 2020 at 4:53 am
    • Reply duemidwest

      Thank you so much, what a nice compliment! Oxford was really cool, I have to go back again and spend more time there. πŸ™‚

      February 12, 2020 at 2:10 pm
  • Reply Angela

    I only checked Oxford out for myself last year (terrible as I live in Surrey!) it is so full of history, isn’t it? Your photos are great and really show its beauty.

    February 12, 2020 at 3:20 pm
  • Reply Slavka

    I haven’t been to Oxford yet. Thanks for the photo virtual tour! This is exactly the type of cities I love to explore.

    February 12, 2020 at 5:18 pm
    • Reply duemidwest

      It was a great city to have no itinerary in, great for just wandering around!

      February 12, 2020 at 8:05 pm
  • Reply Sarah

    Oxford is a lovely city. Haven’t been there for years but wandering around there to me feels like you’re in a Harry Potter movie!

    February 13, 2020 at 3:02 pm
    • Reply duemidwest

      Yes! I totally agree. I love that architecture style! You can almost hear the theme song playing in your head πŸ™‚

      February 13, 2020 at 5:43 pm
  • Reply karthika

    I have always wanted to visit Oxford. Such a cool place with so much history and culture. Thank you for sharing such amazing photos.

    February 13, 2020 at 7:42 pm
  • Reply Fae Celine

    Your photos are so beautiful, it makes me want to visit Oxford

    February 14, 2020 at 7:47 am
    • Reply duemidwest

      Thank you! You should visit!

      February 17, 2020 at 4:22 pm
  • Reply Nicky

    Oxford is such a great city to explore. I love your photos I love hanging around in the student pubs (so full of character) and looking for treasures in the bookshops. I think you did the right thing by just wandering wherever you fancied, it’s often the best way!

    February 14, 2020 at 1:13 pm
    • Reply duemidwest

      I will need to go to a student pub and a bookshop next time, I didn’t make it to either! That would be really fun. Sometimes, you find the best things wandering around.

      February 17, 2020 at 4:24 pm
  • Reply Lauren Korstrom

    I cant even imagine attending a university like this! It reminds me something out of hogwarts and out of the movies! The architecture is just out of this world and just so much history and brilliant people wrapped up in that uni! I would definitely visit on my next visit to England which I hope is sooner rather than later πŸ™‚

    February 16, 2020 at 6:28 am
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