Highlights of this tour
- Christ Church
- Bodleian Library
- Sheldonian Theatre
- Radcliffe Camera
Your Accessible university city Oxford tour starts at your accommodation in central London. Your driver-guide meets you are your accommodation and together you head towards Oxford. Even though Oxford is mostly known for the number of universities, there is much more to see. It is a city with beautiful historical sights, which is why the locals also refer to the city as ‘the capital of dreaming spires’.
Christ Church University is one of Oxford’s largest, oldest, and most impressive colleges in England. On the grounds of Christ Church University, you find a beautiful 12th-century cathedral, which the university is named after. The cathedral still serves as a chapel for the students. The graduate students of Christ Church University are even allowed to marry in this dome. The great hall was the inspiration for Hogwarts, the magic school in the series of Harry Potter. The hall itself is not used in the movies, however they re-created the place. During the tour, you walk/roll through other real recording places of the Harry Potter series.
Christ Church also used to be the home of Alice Liddell. She was the real-life Alice in Wonderland and Lewis Carroll. This church is where the stories begin.
Your Accessible university city Oxford passes by many monuments and splendid university buildings in the city. For example, you see the Bodleian Library. This is one of the oldest libraries in the world, the second largest library in England and a former research library.
Next you see the Sheldonian Theatre. The theatre dates from 1668 and used to be part of the University of Oxford, intended for lectures and special events. Nowadays the theatre is only used for ceremonies, concerts, conferences and it is open for visitors.
During the tour you also pass by the Radcliffe Camera. The circular dome of the Radcliffe Camera provides one of Oxford’s most iconic sights. The camera (this word means “room”) was built between 1737 and 1749 with 40,000 pounds. Last, you drive by Clarendon Building. This building was constructed between 1711 and 1713 to the designs of Nicholas Hawksmoor.
At the end of your Accessible university city Oxford tour, your driver guide brings you back to your accommodation in London.
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