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South Park
Merton College Tower
High Street & Queens College
Magdalen College
Radcliffe Camera and All Souls
University Church of St Mary the Vir
Bodleian Library (part of)
Radcliffe camera
All Souls College
Botanic Gardens entrance
Balliol College
Magdalen bridge and tower
Bodleian archway
Rowers on the Isis (Thames)
Oxford attractions

There is lots to do and see in Oxford, both indoors and outdoors. Many cost nothing, such as beautiful walks and the museums. Please ask us if you want our recommendations.


Climb a tower for the best view of the dreaming spires: St. Mary the Virgin, Carfax and Northgate are all open to the public.

Hop-on hop-off bus tours are run by CitySightseeing Oxford.

There are a range of paid and free (by donation) walking tours.


Ashmolean Museum

Natural History and Pitt Rivers Museums (Pitt Rivers is at the back of the NHM)

Museum of the History of Science

Bodleian Library

Museum of Oxford

The Story Museum

Oxford Botanic Gardens

University and Colleges

The University of Oxford is made up of 38 different colleges, many of which are open to visitors. Links to the college websites can be found here

Punting and rowing

Punts and rowing boats can be hired from the Magdalen Bridge Boathouse and Cherwell Boathouse

What's on

DailyInfo is a comprehensive guide to what's on in Oxford, and the Oxford City Guide is also helpful.

Eating out


There are lots of good places to eat with ten minutes of Acorn, and cuisines from from all over the world to be found on the eclectic Cowley Road. Close to Acorn are:


Pubs with good food

The Magdalen Arms (gastropub)

The Rusty Bicycle

The Chester


Bannister's Cafe is the closest to Acorn and there are lots more to choose from on nearby Magdalen Road.

Iffley Fish & Chips are the best in Oxford and just a few minutes' walk down Iffley Road.

Local amenities

There is a local co-op shop and post office two minutes down the road. Bicycles can be hired from Cycloanalysts on Cowley Road.

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