Photo tour of a morning walk around Oxford

Last December, during my visit to England, my best friend and I decided to celebrate her daughter’s birthday by taking her on a weekend trip to Blenheim palace. To maximize our time at the palace, we decided to leave London on friday evening and spend the night in Oxford, before traveling onto Woodstock early the next morning. Though we hardly had much time to explore the city, we did manage to go on a couple of walks on saturday morning. The skies were cloudy that day and it felt like it was going to rain any minute so the city looked quite gloomy. However, I am glad my friend’s daughter did not seem put off by the weather, and the walk seemed to reinforce her fascination with Oxford university, where she wants to study when she eventually finishes secondary school in a few years.

This post is a photo tour of some of the highlights we passed by during our walk.


Ashmolean museum


The Martyrs’ memorial and St. Giles


The church of St Mary Magdalen


Faculty of History


The back of Oxford Castle



Nuffield College


Start of Broad Street


Anna’s hand carved wooden spoons stall at the corner of Broad street


Arts and Crafts market


Radcliffe Camera


Old Bodleian library quadrangle


Another view of the Bodleian library


Radcliffe square


Hertford bridge, also referred to as the bridge of sighs



Weston library

What was the highlight of your visit to Oxford? What would you like to explore on your first/ next visit to the city?

[Linking this post to The Weekly Postcard, Weekend Travel Inspiration and City Tripping #72]

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32 thoughts on “Photo tour of a morning walk around Oxford

  1. Lately, I have been reading and hearing a lot about Oxford. It is such a cute town (and tons of history in there). I didn’t know a lot about it till I start to learn more because of travel bloggers. So good you had a chance to visit. #TheWeeklyPostcard

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    • Oxford is a lovely city, and especially easy to get to from London as it is just an hour away. As we had prioritized Blenheim palace, we didn’t spend too much time in the city but at least I did have a few hours there.


    • The Bodleian library is beautiful. We only had time to wander around the premises and then visit the gift shop but I would have love to go on one of the guided tours around the library.

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    • The Bodleian libraries was what attracted me the most in my morning walk around Oxford city. The group of buildings are beautiful. The grey cloaking the rest of the city did put me off a bit, as I kept thinking that I had loved Cambridge at first sight but didn’t feel the same about Oxford, until I came to the library.


  2. I lived in Oxford for a few years and still have friends there so we go back quite often – lovely reminder in your post of lots of memories, including the time a group of us decided to walk to Blenheim one summer. Not sure I’d recommend that though! Thanks for linking up with #citytripping

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  3. Just like Ruth, I feel like I’ve been hearing a lot about Oxford of late and it’s all been good. Clearly some nice buildings to see and it is home to one of the most famous universities so I think that’d be pretty cool to experience. #wkendtravelinspiration

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