This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Oxford. To help you make friends with Oxford before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, is beautiful and historic city, perfect for those who want to explore an English town that still has remnants remaining of its intensely rich past. There are plenty of walking, bike, and even ghost tours available for visitors to immerse themselves in and get the full experience. Plus, there are plenty of sights to see. Apart from the University of Oxford and Oxford Castle, some that should be put on the to-do list are Blenheim Palace, Bicester Village, Bletchley Park, Broughton Castle, Cogges Manor Farm, and Cotswold Wildlife Park.
Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, is internationally known for its prestigious Oxford University. It is one of the leading tertiary institutions in the world and has reportedly been teaching students in some form since as far back as the eleventh century. If you are interested in that type of thing, it also operates the world’s oldest university museum, which you can check out during your visit.
Another interesting structure for visitors is the Oxford Castle. Here, visitors can get a taste of the thousand-year-old history of the castle with a guided tour. Among the notable features inside the ancient castle are the Saxon St. George’s Tower, which provides panoramic views of the city; a nine-hundred-year-old crypt; the eighteenth-century Debtor’s Tower and Prison D-Wing, as well as the mound of the eleventh-century motte-and-bailey castle.
Many famous films and TV shows have also been shot in Oxford, England, and you can visit the filming locations. The "Harry Potter" movie series filmed scenes in New College and Bodleian libraries, while "Inspector Morse" featured the Randolph Hotel’s Morse Bar.
If you are looking for a homey vibe when it comes to Oxford, Oxfordshire, England hostels or a place where it’s easy to meet people and make friends, Oxford is ideal. There aren’t as many hostels in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, as in bigger UK cities like London, but the Oxford, Oxfordshire, England hostels that do exist have plenty of opportunity to meet other people also on their travels.
Written by local enthusiast for Oxford hostelsErin