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Things to do in Oxford

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Visit Oxford and you'll find exciting things to do. No matter where your interests lie, the unique blend of history, culture and entertainment in Oxford is sure to impress visitors of all ages.

Start with some shopping along the High Street, and explore the architecture in Oxford along the narrow streets in the city centre. Visitors can enjoy the mix of high street labels and boutique shops, perfect for browsing or some serious shopping.

On a sunny day, take a stroll through the Botanic Gardens and enjoy the greenery in Oxford, or rent a rowboat and paddle along the Cherwell River to see Oxford from a different angle.

Find things to do at Oxford University

Oxford is perhaps best known as the home to one of the most prestigious academic institutions in the world, the University of Oxford.  Boasting an impressive list of alumni, the campus is a great place to start when looking for things to do in Oxford.

Walk through the university grounds and marvel at the medieval buildings and courtyards, or stop in and learn more about the history of Oxford University at the Ashmolean Museum and see the likes of Turner, Picasso, Michelangelo and Da Vinci all under one roof. 

Enjoy Oxford Nightlife

When the sun goes down, the city of Oxford is just as vibrant, offering visitors a host of new things to see and do.

Nestled along the narrow streets in Oxford there is an eclectic mix of cosy English pubs, and contemporary bars and restaurants offering traditional venues and Avant-Garde hotspots side by side.

What's more, our spacious hotel rooms at the Macdonald Randolph Hotel are located in the heart of town, making it easy to explore Oxford and find things to do by day and by night.

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