Itinerary for Day Two


Many people only stay for one day in Oxford on their way to other attractions but if you do decide to stay there is plenty to keep you occupied. If you are staying why not take a quick look at our guide to the best hotels in Oxford or perhaps more reasonable bed and breakfasts. . The tour below is a suggested Itinerary following on from our one day tour.

If you have a special interest or know what you want to see why not use our tour planner. Simply select items from the relevant folders to put on the map and then printing out your own guide. To give it a try just click here - you can always come back to the prepared guides!



Pitt Rivers Museum

Pitt Rivers Museum

The Pitt Rivers Museum (often spelt Pit Rivers Museum) was founded in 1884 when Lt General Pitt Rivers, an influential figure in the development of archaeology and evolutionary anthropology, gave his collection to Oxford University. His two conditions were that a museum was built to house it and that someone should be appointed to lecture in anthropology.


Oxford University agreed to his request and the Pit Rivers Museum of natural history was founded. The Generals founding gift contained more than 18,000 objects but there are now over half a million. The Pitt Rivers Museum features displays of archaeological and ethnographic objects from all parts of the world. Many were donated by early anthropologists and explorers. Today the Museum is an active teaching department of the University of Oxford.


The Pitt Rivers is the only natural history museum in Oxford so if you would like a souvenir dont forget to visit the museum gift shop!




Opening Times
The Pitt Rivers Museum is closed until early 2009. Normaly it is open every Day 12.00 - 16.30 From the 1st May 2007 the opening hours will be extended to: Tuesday-Sunday 10.00 - 16.30, Monday 12.00 - 16.30, Bank Holidays 10.00 - 16.30.

Contact Details
+44 (1865) 270927

Address
South Parks Rd, Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 3PP

Cost
Free

Website
Pitt Rivers Museum


Magdalen College

Magdalen College

Magdalen College is one of the more beautiful University colleges, boasting a stunning deer park and extensive grounds. The college was founded in 1458, and is currently one of the wealthiest of the Oxford colleges, boasting a financial endowment of about £ 115 million. Standing next to the river Cherwell and containing a deer park, the college is one of the most visited. The large, square Magdalen Tower is a famous Oxford Landmark from the top of which the college choir traditionally sings early on May Morning. While the choir sing, students will often be seen launching themselves off the Magdalen Bridge into the river Cherwell in drunken celebration of May Day.

Interesting Facts
Bertie Wooster, the hilarious fictional character created by P. G. Wodehouse, was educated at Magdalen College, although P. G. Wodehouse himself was never university educated.

Opening Times
Open 1 Oct to 21 Jun: 1pm to 6pm or dusk (whichever is the earlier). Then open from 25 June to 30 Sept: 12 noon to 6pm.

Contact Details
Tel: 01865 276000

Address
High Street, Oxford, OX1 4AU

Cost
Adults £3; seniors, children, students £2 (includes leaflet, available in English, French, German, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, Dutch, Italian or Russian). Entry is free to Oxford residents.

Website
Magdalen College


Magdalen Bridge Boathouse

Magdalen Bridge Boathouse

The "Home of Oxford Punting", situated by the famouse Magdalen Bridge, off of which Oxford University students have traditionally jumped on May Day mornings - risking life and limb!

Interesting Facts
Traditional flat-bototmed punts are available for hire, as are rowing boats and pedalos for those hoping for an easier ride. Booking is advised. From the Magdalen Bridge Boathouse you will be punting on the River Cherwell, offering fantastic and lush scenery both up and downstream from the bridge. Your journey can take you past the famous Botanic Gardens and then through the unspoilt Christchurch meadows, where Lewis Carroll wrote Alice Through The Looking Glass, and past St. Hilda's College.

Opening Times
10am to dusk

Contact Details
Tel: 01865 202643.

Address
Magdalen Bridge, Oxford.


The Covered Market

The Covered Market

The Covered Market can be found at the heart of Oxford city centre just off the Cornmarket Street. There are several entrances to the Covered Market the easiest to find being the one next to Starbucks on Cornmarket Street. The Covered Market was designed by John Gwynn, who also designed Magdalen Bridge and was built in 1774. Originally the Covered Market only sold meat with approximately 40 butchers stalls. Today there is a wide range of shops and cafes and the market is as popular with Oxford locals going about their daily business as with tourists.

Opening Times
The covered market is open Monday to Friday 9 - 5.30.

Address
The Market Oxford, OX1 3DZ, United Kingdom +44 1865 250133

Website
The Covered Market


Carfax Tower

Carfax Tower

Carfax Tower is located at the north west corner of Carfax. The Tower is all that remains of the 13th century St. Martin's Church and is now owned by the Oxford City Council. It is 23 m (74 ft) tall and still contains a ring of six bells, recast from the original five by Richard Keene of Woodstock in 1676. These chime the quarter hours and are rung on special occasions by the Oxford Society of Change Ringers.

Interesting Facts
It is possible to climb to the top of the tower for a good view of the Oxford skyline.

Opening Times
The tower is open 10am to 5.30pm (Easter to October) 10am to 3.30pm (October to Easter).

Address
Carfax, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 1DZ


Head of the River

Head of the River

This is a popular outdoor summer venue (right on the river, heatlamps available), much frequented by students. It may get busy around times of rowing events!! The Head of the River has 12 hotel rooms if you dont feel up to staggering home.

Opening Times
Opening Time: 11.30am - 11pm; Sun 12 noon - 10.30pm Food served:daily: 12 noon - 9pm; Sun: 12 noon - 10.30pm

Contact Details
Tel: 01865 721600 Fax: 01865 726158 E-mail: headoftheriver@fullers.co.uk

Address
Folly Bridge,St Aldates, Oxford,OX1 4LB


The Trout Inn

The Trout Inn

Rambling riverside pub in the attractive village of Wolvercote, an hours walk across Port Meadow. One will find peacocks, extensive outdoor seating, a pretty bridge joining the terrace to a private garden on the other side of the river. It is VERY popular in summer, especially with students taking visiting parents.

Opening Times
Opening hours: Mon - Sat 11am - 11pm; Sun 12 noon - 10.30pm.

Contact Details
Tel: 01865 302071 Email: pubs@davidsingleton.co.uk

Address
195 Godstow Road, Lower Wolvercote, Oxford, OX2 8PN

Website
The Trout Inn


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Blenheim Battle Proms Concert
(Sun 16th Jul, 2017)

Music event with military theme.


Blenheim Palace Sportive and Family Cycle Day
(Mon 14th Aug, 2017)

Enjoy this once a year exclusive family opportunity to cycle around the picturesque Parkland of Blenheim Palace.


The Blenheim Palace Festival of Transport
(Mon 28th Aug, 2017)

This year all the vehicle shows will be held across the August Bank Holiday weekend creating the ultimate 'Festival of Transport'