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  • Writer's pictureDavid Spicer Optometrists

What to do in Oxford

Updated: Feb 1, 2021

If you are visiting our practice in Botley or are in the area for other reasons, you may be wondering what there is to do and what activities you can do to make the most out of your trip to Oxford. Fortunately, there is no shortage of things to do and sights to see here.

Our staff members have decided to come up with a quick list of must sees and recommendations for newcomers to Oxford city. If you are around, make sure to visit our opticians in Botley, Oxford, where our staff will be more than happy to give you some more ideas.

Oxford Castle

Oxford Castle is a staple of the history of Oxford city and is now over 1,000 years old! At the castle, they offer guided tours led by lantern light for true medieval spirit. You can also climb Saxon St. George’s Tower there and get a panoramic 360 view of the city.

If history is something that you are interested in, there is also a historical exhibition wing to educate yourself about the castle and the city.

Oxford Botanic Gardens

Oxford Botanic Gardens

The Oxford Botanic Gardens are a little bit out of the centre, 3.6 miles from the practice or a 20 minute drive, but they are stunning. It is the oldest botanic garden in Britain with over 130 acres of picturesque landscapes and views – so remember to bring your smartphone!

Oxford University

Oxford University to this day is one of the most renowned universities in the entire world as well as being the oldest in the English-speaking world. Definitely one to tick off of your list.

Oxford City Centre

Oxford city centre is home to many historical landmarks and architecture which people come from all over the world to see. This includes Radcliffe square in central Oxford. The building and the square is beautiful and a must see.

As well as being home to the university, museums, parks and so on, the city centre is one of the best places to stop for a bite to eat, a drink or for some shopping from a handful of unique independent stores and restaurants. If you are in practice for an eye test, it is definitely worth while having a stroll through the centre!


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