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Walking tour of Oxford

Walking tour of Oxford

Oxford - the city of dreaming spires - attracts tourists from all over the world for its beautiful architecture and its history.

There's so much to see here so follow our walking tour guide to make sure you get the most out of your time there.

Start your visit at the Ashmolean Museum. From here, you can see the famous Randolph hotel as well as the Martyrs Memorial, which was erected in honour of Anglican bishops Hugh Latimer, Nicholas Ridley and Thomas Cranmer, the Archbishop of Canterbury, who were all killed in the 16th century for their religious beliefs. The actual site of their execution is just around the corner in Broad Street, which is the next place to head to on the tour. The place is marked with an X in the road.

From here, walk along Broad Street, past Balliol and Trinity College before coming across the famous Sheldonian Theatre. There is a right turning past the theatre, which will bring you onto Catte Street, where you can see the Bridge of Sighs that connects two parts of Hertford College. As you walk down from here, you'll see the Bodleian Library, which is home to more than 12 million printed books and journals, followed by the Radcliffe Camera, which is now reading rooms for the nearby library.

Head back to the High Street and then head along it, away from the city, towards the Botanical Garden. This is a great place to stop and admire the wonderful beauty of nature, whatever time of the year, before heading towards Merton College and Dead Man's Walk. This gets its name from when it used to the route that funeral processions would take from the local synagogue to the nearby Jewish burial ground.

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