Tourist Attractions etc in Oxfordshire
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Oxfordshire Tourist Attractions

High Street, Oxford, OX1 4AX
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When in Oxford why not visit Magdalen Bridge Boathouse. Enjoy the tranquillity of the River Cherwell. Chauffeured punts. Also available for hire are pedaloes. In the Bridge Gift & Souvenirs shop you will find a selection of Oxford souvenirs. Open: Mar - Oct 10.00am - dusk.
Tel: 01865 761586 or 01865 202643
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Oxford: A Melange of Magic, Myth and Martyrs

Magdalen Tower Photo © Mark Butler

Magdalen Tower  - Photo: Mark Butler CCL


It's not just Matthew Arnold's "sweet spires" that dream in Oxford. As soon as you set foot in the town you find yourself slipping into the same kind of altered consciousness that presumably invoked his lyrical poem, Thyrsis. In spite of shoppers, students and a healthy influx of tourists, there is a hint of surreal magic lurking in the air -- which may account for the proliferation of fantasy writers that have found inspiration amongst the myths, legends and bloody turbulence that make up Oxford's kaleidoscopic past. More...

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Sheldonian Theatre

Broad Street, Oxford
Tel: 01865 277299     E-mail:

The Sheldonian is the first major work by Sir Christopher Wren, designed when he was Professor of Astronomy at Oxford. Built between 1664 and 1669 in the shape of a Roman theatre, the Sheldonian is used as Oxford University's ceremonial hall and for concerts and public lectures. The theatre's 17th-century painted ceiling is of particular interest. There are excellent views of the spires of Oxford from the cupola.

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Science Oxford Live

Science Oxford, 1-5 London Place, Oxford, OX4 1BD
Tel: 01865 728953
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Prices: £3 for everyone
Opening hours: Every day, 10:00 - 5:00. During local school holidays Hands-On is open Monday to Saturday (please call to confirm opening hours on Bank Holidays).

During term-time science oxford live is available for school bookings and on Sundays and after school the gallery can be booked for science birthday parties. Hands-On is a new science gallery packed with loads of exciting interactive experiments. In addition, Hands-On has a changing menu of themed activities. Science Oxford is adjacent to St Clements Street, at the foot of Headington Hill. Take the Park & Ride bus number 400 towards Thornhill from the train station or local buses from the city centre. There is a public car park nearby just off The Plain roundabout. Recommended age 5-12 years.

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