This guide to Oxford is part of a brand new and highly anticipated series from Insight Guides. Whether you are on a relaxing weekend break or an active family holiday, this guide is ideal for on-the-spot use. Oxford's top 10 attractions are recommended so you can be sure you will see the very best of the city, such as a view of the spires from a punt on the river to a stroll around the infamous colleges. You will also find plenty of fascinating facts and tips throughout the guide to help you make the most of your stay, highlighting shopping hotspots, activities for children and more. There are 10 irresistible walks and tours specially designed to suit every interest and taste, covering the heart of the university, the high street, west of the city centre and much more, followed by 2 excursions for those wanting to travel a little further afield. All routes are timed and accompanied by easy-to-follow maps for stress-free navigation and feature hand-picked places to eat, drink and shop en route. You will also find special features on what makes Oxford unique: its tranquil waterways and literary, musical and theatrical heritage, to help you truly get to the heart of the city.
There are plenty of ideas for active pursuits and themed holidays, ranging from boating and punting to hot-air ballooning, including contact details to help you book activities in advance. There is also practical information covering transport, entertainment, and tips for travellers with disabilities. When it comes to accommodation this guide covers everything from family-friendly B&Bs to chic boutique hotels, including the city's former prison! All listings provide full contact details and an indication of price range. Alongside all this invaluable information is vivid full-colour photography, so whether you are new to the city or a repeat visitor, this is a truly indispensible companion for your trip.
Table of Contents
Oxford's Top 10; Overview of Oxford; Food and Drink. Walks and Tours: The Heart of the University; Feature: Music and Theatre; Around New College; Where Town Meets Gown; Feature: Oxford Waterways; Quads, Meadows and Gardens; The High Street; From Carfax to the River; West of the City Centre; Feature: Literary Oxford; Jericho and St Giles'; St John's and the North; Port Meadow and Beyond; Excursion to Boars Hill; Excursion to Woodstock. Travel Tips: Active Pursuits; Themed Holidays; Practical Information; Accomodation; Index.