Join us as we take a day trip from London, England to Oxford showcasing some of the top attractions and things to do in Oxford for those just visiting for the day. We cover Oxford University, colleges, botanical gardens and castles just to name a few while enjoying some classic pub food and afternoon tea.
15 Things to do in Oxford City Tour | England Travel Guide:
Intro – 00:01
1) Bus ride from London to Oxford – 00:30
2) Pub food in Oxford (Fish and Chips and Apple Crumble) – 02:19
3) Shopping in Oxford – 05:02
4) Visiting the University of Oxford in Oxford, England – 05:42
5) Trinity College, Oxford – 06:04
6) Radcliffe College and Bodleain Library – 06:58
7) University Church of St Mary the Virgin – 07:06
8) Christchurch Meadow Walk – xxx
9) Punting in Oxford – 07:50
10) University of Oxford Botanic Garden – 08:31
11) Afternoon Tea with scones – 09:30
12) Bridge of Sighs in Oxford – 11:20
13) Eating fudge – 11:34
14) Oxford Castle – 12:43
15) Ashmolean Museum – 13:19
Outro – 13:44
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Our visit Oxford travel guide covers some of the top attractions including a food guide, top sightseeing tourist attractions and the city by day including visiting castles, colleges, museums and the university. We also cover off-the-beaten-path outdoor activities you won’t find in a typical Oxford tourism brochure, Oxford itinerary or Oxford, England city tour.
15 Things to do in Oxford Travel Guide | Day Trip from London, England video transcript:
Good morning here in London. Today we are taking a day trip. Yes, we sure are. And we’re heading off to Oxford. I mean this is obviously a destination that is quite famous. The most famous University in the world.
It is not far from London. So it is a day trip. We’re really excited. We’re going to film a travel guide to Oxford.
A couple of tips to keep in mind if you’re traveling by bus. It is usually cheaper if you book in advance. Also, we noticed that weekdays were cheaper than weekends so we are going on a Friday today and got a good deal.
We made it. We have arrived and that was an awesome trip. We got to see London and the countryside.
Food always comes first. We’re about food always. We cannot go sightseeing without a bite of food. We found a pub that is nice and cozy. We’re right in the corner and this place apparently specializes in fish and chips.
The University of Oxford has no known foundation date but teaching of some form has taken place here since the year 1096 making it the oldest University in the English speaking world. Today the University is made up for 38 self-governing colleges a few of which are open to visitors.
So one of the things you can do when you visit Oxford is go around and tour the different colleges. We paid two pounds and now we’re inside Trinity College.
Trinity College was founded in 1555 and it’s one of the smallest colleges in Oxford admitted just over 400 students. This college has produced some noteworthy figures, including a few prime ministers.
We also saw had a quick glance at Radcliffe College and the Bodleain Library, before continuing on to the University Church.
This is the oldest Botanic Garden in Great Britain and it was originally founded as a medicinal garden. The Garden was also frequently visited by Lewis Carroll, an Oxford mathematics professor, and the gardens were a source of inspiration for Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
Oxford Castle is a partly ruined Norman castle dating back to Medieval times. During the 18th century it housed the local prison, but today those same walls are home to a hotel.
So I think that is a wrap for our day trip to Oxford. Time to catch our bus. We’re tired but we’ve done the main things we wanted to do. I hope you guys enjoyed this travel guide to Oxford and that it gives you a good idea of how you can kind of explore the city on a day trip from London. If you can come for longer because we wish we had 2 or 3 days here.
This is part of our Travel in England video series showcasing British food, British culture and British cuisine.
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