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Discover some of the cultural highlights of Oxford, including colleges, open spaces and historic buildings.

Worcester College

Founded in 1714, Worcester College is considered as one of the most beautiful Oxford colleges and its grounds include flower gardens and a lake. Also, the Sultan Nazrin Shah centre which was opened in 2017 has been nominated for the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Stirling Prize.

Radcliffe Camera

Perhaps the most iconic building in Oxford, the Radcliffe Camera is part of the University of Oxford and is located in the centre of the city. As a circular library, it is the first of its kind in the UK.

Christ Church Meadow

Christ Church Meadow is located in the heart of the city adjacent to Christ Church College and the river Thames. The meadow is an ideal location for a picnic on a summer's day, and it is possible to follow the footpaths around the meadow and along the river for a scenic walk.

The Bridge of Sighs

Another landmark in the centre of the city, the Bridge of Sighs remains one of the most photographed sites in Oxford. It's official name is 'Hertford Bridge' as it brings together two Hertford College buildings.

The Covered Market

Dating back to the 1770s, Oxford's Covered Market is a great location to discover many family-owned independent shops and cafés.

The Bodleian Library

Oxford University’s Bodleian Library is the largest university library system in the UK. The library is open to visitors to allow them to learn more about the history of the University and its research, as well as the collections held within the library.

Oxford Botanic Garden

The first botanic garden in the UK, founded in 1621, Oxford Botanic Garden is a place for conservation, education and research. The garden is home to an impressive collection of plants, and also hosts tours and events.

The Ashmolean Museum

The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology is home to impressive collections of art and artefacts from all over the world, from the ancient period to modern history. The museum also hosts temporary special collections and exhibitions, and holds talks and tours.