How to spend 24 hours in Oxford

While Oxford isn’t the biggest UK city, there is plenty to see and do here, plus it is all being in walking distance.

But how do you fit it all into one day and what things should you see in this one day?

Well, I have you sorted with this itinerary for how best to spend 24 hours in Oxford city. 

With only 24hrs in this city, you want to start early allowing you time to see as much of the city as possible.

9 am

Starting at the university museum of natural history and the Pitt museum both are in the same location allowing you to see two sites in one.

At the museums, you will see a range of fossils, minerals as well as artefacts from around the globe taking you through both the natural, manmade histories. 

Going around the museums will take you roughly 2 hours, but you can of course spend a longer or shorter amount of time depending on how fast you chose to go around the museums.

11 am

Next up I recommend taking a walk down to the road, which will take you to the Bridge of Sigh, Radcliff square and then along to the University Church of St Marys where you can climb to the top of the tower for a 360 view of the city. 

Bridge of Sigh

1 pm

Lunchtime!! I would recommend heading to the covered market where there are a few different food places, but you are also right by in the city centre with many more options if something in the market doesn’t take your fancy.

2 pm

Now it is time to head up the Ashmolean museum to tour around the worldwide artefacts. This is something you will want to do as there are items from all around the world taking you back through time along with allowing you to earn more about other ancient cultures without leaving the building.

Ashmolean Museum

4 pm

Depending on your trip you may decide to go and check into accommodation for the night, start heading back home depending on how far away you are or even go for a stroll through one of the many parks in Oxford here are a few you may wish to take a look at:

  • University park 
  • Botanic gardens 
  • Port Meadow 
  • Christ Church Meadow 
  • Collage garden and parks 

Hope this guide on how to best spend 24hrs in Oxford has given you an idea of some of the many activities available to you in this beautiful city, with most of them being free.


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Enjoy navigating the globe

Faye   

Top sites to see across Oxford city centre

This city is probably best known for being home to the UK’s oldest university, however, this city is home to so much more with history and culture to see all around you. 

Whether you are in Oxford for a day, weekend or even a week this list should give you lots to do while you are there and if you are anything like me still feel like there is still so much more to explore of this classic city.

Museums

This city is all about learning so its no surprise that there are several museums found across Oxford with something for everyone’s taste you are bound to find one for you.  

Botanic Gardens

Want to explore more of the green spaces in the city then a trip to the Botanic gardens is one to add to your list while navigating your way around the city.

Radcliff Square

Trip to Oxford would be complete without a short walk through Radcliff square and getting a pic of the iconic Radcliff Camera (basically a library for the university)

St. Mary’s Church

Fancy getting more of a bird’s eye view of the city then heading up the tower of St.Mary’s Church is a must and located right next to the Radcliff square visiting both these sites at the same time couldn’t be easier.

Covered Market

This classic historic market has it all from a bite to eat to a spot of shopping, if you want to experience less of the tourist areas then just walking through here will get you to experience from local farmer stalls to small cafes with students having a coffee between lectures will give you a sense to day to day life is like.

University Parks

Another area of green space in the city is the university park with art pieces, bridges along various waterways and ponds a walk around the park is one thing that you defiantly want to do.

Bridge of Sighs

One of the quicker stops you will possibly want to make while in Oxford is walking past the Bridge of Sighs which is also right by Radcliff Square so if you are heading there would recommend walking past the bridge ticking this site of the Oxford bucket list.

Hopefully, this has helped you plan your time in Oxford and some of the sites to visit or inspired you to plan a trip there yourself. 

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