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A quick visit to Oxford can make a lasting impression

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 Im being biased here and I hope you can forgive me. But please calm down, Im 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 didnt 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 didnt turn out well.

360° View from the Mound

Standing next to the castle, this mound gives a 360° view of the city. There is a £1 entry fee but if the watcher goes to wee you can go up for free. 😀

City Centre

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.


Radcliffe Camera

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.

Radcliffe Camera


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.
Bodleian Library

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 days tour of the city.


Oxfords 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.


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