Perhaps one of the biggest attractions in Oxford is the University itself. There are 39 official colleges, many of which are open for visitors, and walking tours are available. For those wishing to explore further, there is a one hour bus tour available through City Sightseeing Oxford. There are also a number of museums, from art to musical instruments and botanical gardens, and most of these are free.
If you want to get out of town, Blenheim Palace is within easy reach or, if you fancy some retail therapy, 30 minutes drive takes you to Bicester Village outlet shopping centre. Also, Oxford sits on the doorstep of the Cotswolds, one of the most beautiful areas of England. This is perfect walking country and has numerous towns and villages to explore.
The most famous event is the boat race, rowed annually in March/April.
South Park is just five minutes walk from the Centre and has stunning views across the city.
There are several supermarkets close to the Centre. Biggest are Somerfield at 9-11 Old High Street, Headington and a Co-Op at 152 London Road, Headington. Both are 15 - 20 minutes walk.
UpMyStreet indicates the position of all the local petrol stations.
The tourist information centre is located on Broad Street. It is open Monday to Saturday, 0930 to 1700 (July and August, Thursday to Saturday, 0930 to 1800), and 1000 to 1600 on Sundays and Bank Holidays (except Good Friday).
More information is available from Oxford City Council.