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 🙂
Could you imagine just hanging out with your friends here?
Gate of dreams…
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.
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.
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!
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.
Got to get those wisteria shots!
I followed some people into a building and happened upon this chapel. I’m sorry that I don’t know where it is!
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. 😉
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!