Oxford tends to be a very expensive part of the UK to stay so we were delighted to find “The School House” run by Sadie. We would recommend it. Sadie has only two rooms, but they are very comfortable, with a private bathroom across the landing and a simple but adequate breakfast. A traveler herself, we had many interesting conversations over breakfast. With the shops and bus stops just at the end of the road it was a great location.
The names of the colleges conjure up pictures of Harry Potter and his wizards. Many a mystery movie has been filmed in these hallowed halls.
Some of the Oxford Colleges We Visited
Some of the Colleges we visited included
- Ashmolein Museum - established in 1683 and one of several university museums in Oxford it is the oldest museum in the UK
- Trinity College, Bodleian Library – Dating from 1602 this historic library is considered the best in Britain
- Brasnose College
- Queens College, Lincoln College
- Exeter College
- Hertford College.....bridge of sighs
- All Souls College, Merton College
- University College
- Sheldonian Theatre
- Radcliffe College
- Balliol College
- St Johns ...........the list goes on.They are all close together and within walking distance…..but it took the best part of a day to go through them all and wander the grounds. Typical stone architecture centuries old make Oxford an inspiring place to explore.
There is definitely a special atmosphere in this very English, revered university town.
We also visited the market and searched out the bus and train stations for future reference.