Founded in 1167, Oxford is England's oldest university. Upon arrival we will take you on a walking tour of the famous college buildings, amongst cloisters and quadrangles, along the back streets and into chapels and dining halls and across cobblestone squares standing in the shadows of the famous 'dreaming spiress"
Some of the university colleges that you will see include Christchurch (the setting for some of the most famous Harry Potter movie scenes), Merton, Oriel, Corpus Christi, Magdalen, University, Queens, All Souls, Hertford, Trinity, Balliol and St John's. The University has 39 independent, autonomous colleges and you will also pass alongside many others on your tour. During your free time, you will be able to wander back and explore at your leisure (subject to opening restrictions).
Other famous landmarks you will cover on the tour include Carfax Tower, Christchurch Meadows, The Examination Schools building, the covered market, the Radcliffe Camera, the Bodleian Library, the Sheldonian Theatre, Martyrs Memorial and the Ashmolean Museum. Again, you will be within walking distance of other sites including the Pitt Rivers Institute, St Michael at Northgate, Magdalen Bridge, The University Museum and many others.
We include the entrance to the Carfax Tower for a great view of Oxford from this beautiful Saxon church.
***PLEASE NOTE: We will be running this tour on 7th July 2012 by train***
08.30 AM From ISH, 229 Great Portland Street, London W1W 5PN
Meet in the car park (just outside reception). ISH is directly opposite Great Portland Street tube station but also a very easy walk from Warren Street, Regent's Park and Baker Street tube stations. To see a map of the joining point click here.
This tour normally ends by 7pm
If you intend to travel to our central London meeting point by public transport, you can plan your journey in advance on the Transport for London website - click here