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  • Address: Oxford, England
  • Admission: Some colleges charge for tours

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University of Oxford Tours

The University of Oxford, located in Oxford, England, is the oldest university in the English-speaking world and the second oldest surviving university in the world. It is not known what the exact date of its foundation is, but there is evidence of the university's existence dating back to at least 1096. In 1209, due to disputes, some academics split from Oxford and formed the University of Cambridge nearby. Oxford is made up of 38 constituent colleges, and the university buildings and facilities are spread throughout the city center. The university operates the world's largest university press and the largest academic library in the United Kingdom. 

There is also a 70 acre parks area and the oldest botanical gardens in the United Kingdom. The university operates several museums covering topics such as art, music, science, history, and archaeology.  Many well known people have been educated at Oxford including Margaret Thatcher, Tony Blair, David Cameron, Bill Clinton, Stephen Hawking, Oscar Wilde, Hugh Grant, Michael Palin, and Kate Beckinsale. Parts of Oxford were also used in the filming of the Harry Potter movies.

Practical Info

The University of Oxford is located in the town of Oxford, England, 59 miles from London. It can be reached using route M40 and A40 or by using the Oxford Tube from Notting Hill Gate. Check with specific museums and libraries for opening hours and fees. Certain colleges charge a fee for tours. 

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Oxford, Cotswolds, Stratford-upon-Avon and Warwick Castle Day Trip from London, London, null
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Oxford, Cotswolds, Stratford-upon-Avon and Warwick Castle Day Trip from London

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Visit Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon, and medieval Warwick Castle on this action-packed, full-day trip from London. From the comfort of a first-class, luxury ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $126.48
Small-Group Day Trip to Oxford, the Cotswolds and Stratford-upon-Avon from London, London, Day Trips
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Small-Group Day Trip to Oxford, the Cotswolds and Stratford-upon-Avon from London

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Explore three of England’s most popular destinations on a guided full-day tour from London. You’ll visit Stratford-upon-Avon to see important sites from ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $193.04
Private Oxford Walking Tour, Oxford, Day Trips
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Private Oxford Walking Tour

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An Oxford walking tour tailored to what you want to see, ensuring you make the most of your time in Oxford!

Location: Oxford, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $99.85
'Inspector Morse' Filming Locations Tour in Oxford with College Visits, Oxford, Private Sightseeing ... 
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'Inspector Morse' Filming Locations Tour in Oxford with College Visits

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Our Inspector Morse's Oxford tours are smaller, more personalised than our competitor's. We average only 2-4 persons on a tour.  This tour departs daily ...  Read more

Location: Oxford, United Kingdom
Duration: 105 minutes (approx.)

From USD $33.28
Private Harry Potter Filming Locations Tour in Oxford, Oxford, Movie & TV Tours
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Private Harry Potter Filming Locations Tour in Oxford

This tour visits inside 2 of the 3 Hogwarts Oxford film locations (access permitting). These are New college & The Divinity School of the Bodleian library. ...  Read more

Location: Oxford, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $166.42
Oxford Walking Tour Including Christ Church College, Oxford, Movie & TV Tours
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Oxford Walking Tour Including Christ Church College

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This 2-hour guided walking tour will take you through the heart of Oxford University and visit inside the most famous college, Christ Church (subject to ...  Read more

Location: Oxford, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $37.28
Oxford University Walking Tour, Oxford, Walking Tours
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Oxford University Walking Tour

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See inside Oxford University, Harry Potter film site and the Bodleian Library on this authentic 2-hour Oxford student led tour. The tour gives you an insight ...  Read more

Location: Oxford, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $19.96
Oxford and Cambridge Tour from London, London, Walking Tours
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Oxford and Cambridge Tour from London

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Take a fun and educational day trip to the two most famous university cities in the world. Educating the minds of countless bright minds over the years, these ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $119.82
Harry Potter Filming Locations Tour in Oxford, Oxford, Day Trips
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Harry Potter Filming Locations Tour in Oxford

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Find out why this is the best rated Harry Potter Oxford tour on Tripadvisor/Viator. Our tour sizes average 5 persons or less in low season, making them smaller ...  Read more

Location: Oxford, United Kingdom
Duration: 90 to 120 mins

From USD $33.28
Private Walking Tour of Oxford for the Discerning Traveler, Oxford, Movie & TV Tours
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Private Walking Tour of Oxford for the Discerning Traveler

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Explore the historic city of Oxford and discover centuries of rich English history on this private walking tour. Follow a private guide through the pretty ...  Read more

Location: Oxford, United Kingdom
Duration: Flexible

From USD $133.13

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