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Places to stay in Oxford

Oxford is famous for its history as a hub of academia, and the iconic University of Oxford is at the heart of much of the city's attractions. Alongside the tourist attractions, gothic architecture and a wealth of museums and parks can be found, as well as tours and footpaths for your own exploration.

Surrounding the city, the Oxfordshire countryside offers a collection of beautiful stately homes, as well as gardens, woodland and national parks. Whether you're looking for a city break or want to spend time outdoors in the wider area of Oxford, there's enough to keep your itinerary packed throughout your holiday!

Hostels in Oxford
Hostels in Oxford

YHA's Oxford hostel is a beautifully modern complex in the heart of the city, providing comfortable and convenient accommodation for families of all ages. Purpose-built for backpackers, it offers everything a visiting group could need, including a licensed restaurant and summer garden, so you can enjoy Oxford at your own pace.


Five Free Things To Do In Oxford

University Park
With over 70 acres of open space, University Park is arguably the most beautiful in Oxford, boasting experimental gardens, ponds, large playing areas and a pavilion - ideal for exploring, or just relaxing with a picnic.

Radcliffe Square
The most scenic point in the centre of the city, Radclife Square contains a stunning amount of architecture - standing in the middle you can see the Bodleian Library, All Souls College, Brasemose College and the University Church.

City walking tours
Simply walking through the city gives you a fascinating insight into the university's impact on the area - find a free route online or in tourist information centres, and turn it into a treasure hunt to see how many landmarks you can spot!

Thames Path National Trail
The YHA hostel lies just next to the Thames Path National Trail, which winds out of the city and along the River Thames for an incredible 180 miles - so you'll never be short of somewhere to explore!

Oxford University Museum of Natural History
If you need a rainy-day activity, or simply want to inject a little education into your trip, head to the Oxford University Museum of Natural History. Here, you'll find everything from dinosaurs to bee hives, as well as a dedicated Learning Zone for younger visitors.

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