Sightseeing in Oxford, England
New College Evensong
The New College chapel is a place of sanctuary, of ancient words and music, of peace and contemplation. The traditional Anglican service of Evensong is at the heart of the chapel’s life. May you find peace and light in this place where prayer has been valid for more than 600 years.
Oxford Botanical Gardens
Oxford Botanic Garden, founded in 1621, is home to over 5,000 different types of plant from around the world. The historic Walled Garden (formerly a Physic Garden) is a green oasis of calm in the centre of Oxford. Seven display glasshouses contain tropical rainforests, the world's largest water lilies, carnivorous plants, desert cacti, and alpine flora.
The Bodleian Library is the largest academic library service in the UK and one of the largest library services in Europe. Together, the Libraries hold more than 13 million printed items, over 80,000 e-journals and outstanding special collections including rare books and manuscripts, classical papyri, maps, music, art and printed ephemera.
The Pubs of Oxford
Pubs are a common fixture in British towns.
Pubs dot the city and many have lots of stories to tell.
Pitt Rivers Museum
The Museum displays archaeological and ethnographic objects from all parts of the world. The General Pitt Rivers's founding gift contained more than 26,000 objects, but there are now over half a million.
The Ashmolean is the University of Oxford’s museum of art and archaeology, founded in 1683. The world famous collections range from Egyptian mummies to contemporary art, telling human stories across cultures and across time.
Oxford University Parks
This beautiful space, originally owned by Merton College, was purchased by the University in the 1850s and first laid out as a Park for sports and recreational purposes in 1864. The park boasts a choice of walks, a large collection of trees and plants and space for informal games and picnics. For those that enjoy sport there’s the opportunity to catch a game of cricket, lacrosse, tennis, football or rugby. Harry Potter fans may even encounter a game of Quidditch in play.
Harry Potter and Authors of Oxford