If Stow-on-wold surprised me with its beautiful pastoral setting, Oxford overwhelmed me with its academic fame then and now — talk about Oxford dictionary as one of the basis for standard British English.
Oxford offers great places of interest, just like Norwich. (Well, maybe I’m being biased here and I hope you can forgive me. But please calm down, I’m a Norwich fan. :D) You might need one whole day to be able to see everything. We only had a few hours to go around and it was Sunday afternoon. Most of the shops were already closed except the bars and restaurants. So we didn’t have enough time to visit every corners.
Here are some of the interesting places to see in Oxford. I took lots of photos but most of them didn’t turn out well.
360° View from the Mound
Oxford City Centre is a great place for shopping, dining, sight-seeing and all that. Most of the main attractions are within 5-10-minute walk from each other.
The Radcliffe Camera is a building in Oxford, England, designed by James Gibbs in the English Palladian style and built in 1737–1749 to house the Radcliffe Science Library.
The Bodleian Library
The main research library of the University of Oxford, Bodleian Library is one of the oldest libraries in Europe, and in Britain is second in size only to the British Library with over 11 million items.
Cafes and Restaurant Behind the Castle
Strategically located in a busy spot in Oxford, these cafes and restaurants offer a great relaxation and stomach refilling station after a day’s tour of the city.
Oxford’s unique main attraction
Finally, the highlight of our quick visit to Oxford, the shark that fell from the sky and stuck its head in a roof.