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The Travel Blogger’s Guide to Oxford

The Travel Blogger’s Guide to Oxford

I love reading travel blogger’s advice and guides to places when I’m planning a trip, so I thought I’d round-up some of the best based on Oxford; a UK city that you really, really need to visit.

In my humble opinion the beautiful city of Oxford doesn’t really need any introductions. It has it all; quirky pubs, hidden lanes, iconic buildings, both high street stores and independent boutiques, Harry Potter magic (yes, that’s a thing), awesome cocktail spots, glam spots, hip hangouts…need I go on?!

I lived in the ‘City of Dreaming Spires’ for a little bit, got married there and regularly head back for an Oxford-fix. I can’t recommend it enough.

Don’t just take my word for it though; these fellow travel bloggers have lots of praise for the city and loads of ideas for your next trip to Oxford.

Oxford is just over an hour or so from London or Birmingham, so it’s a really easy option for a weekend break (and you know how we feel about those weekenders here at The Travel Hack!).

Oxford City Guides

A weekend in OxfordWeekender of the Week: Oxford

Okay it’s one of our own guides, but it’s handy one! In this post we share our top picks for that perfect weekend in Oxford. We’ve listed both save and splurge options, so you can tailor the trip for your own visit.



A weekend in OxfordExploring Oxford –  The Londoner

Rosie shares a snippet of her visit to the city. This post includes loads of gorgeous photos (what else would you expect from The Londoner?!) that will have you lusting for your own Oxfordian adventure.



Christ Church College, Oxford48 Hours in Oxford – The Cosy Traveller

Emily shares her itinerary for a short break in Oxford. If you’re tight on time, but want to get a good taste of the city then this guide is for you. Emily also includes some really good tips for scoring a tour of the Bodleian Library.



A weekend in OxfordA Day Trip to Oxford –  Wanderlust Chloe

Short on time? If you can’t spare a whole weekend, but still want to visit Oxford you could pack a lot into just one day like Chloe. This guide includes a handy tip for enjoying great views above the city.



Alice's Sweet Shop in OxfordA Sweet Weekend in Alice’s Oxford

This guide is themed around Alice in Wonderland. If you’re a fan of the book, this particular guide is for you. It includes lots of the iconic sites and references from Lewis Carol’s Alice in Wonderland.



Oxford, Visit OxfordHow to spend 48 hours in Oxford – Taylor Hearts Travel

I wrote this guide for my own site. What can I say? I just love this city! I’ve included tips on where to stay, what to see and do and importantly, where to eat. This guide is essentially an itinerary for a great weekend in Oxford.




A weekend in OxfordOxford Guide –  Nomadic Matt

This blog post shares a little of what you can expect in the city, including rough budgets/prices. If you’re watching your pennies it’s worth having a look at his guide.



Christ Church College, OxfordSunny Days in Oxford – Hand Luggage Only

If you’re more of a visual person this post is for you. It’s full of loads of photos of Oxford from the guys at Hand Luggage Only.



A weekend in OxfordA Weekend in Oxford – Aurora Stories

I love the name of this blog, but that’s not all to love. This post contains lots of gorgeous photos of the city, as well as some tips for your own trip. I second the recommendation Gee’s.

Where to Stay

Macdonald Randolph Hotel – Taylor Hearts Travel

Want to wake up to a view like this? Stay in this famous historical hotel and you can enjoy that and more.



Christ Church College –  The Cosy Traveller

For the ultimate Harry Potter experience you need to stay in one of the colleges. Emily did just that and you can read all about it in this review.



A weekend in OxfordMalmaison –  On the Luce

Lucy shares what it’s like to sleep behind bars. No really! If you’re looking for a stylish, quirky stay this one is definitely worth reading.



A weekend in OxfordMalmaison – The Lifestyle Diaries

Not convinced? Lauren shares her luxurious stay at this stylish spot too. Just check out that bath (and mandatory champagne!).


Where to Eat and Drink

Macdonald Randolph Hotel – Taylor Hearts Travel

If you can’t afford to stay at this hotel it’s still worth visiting for the food and probably more so the cocktails. The drinks menu is massive.

What to See and Do

Punters on the River Cherwell, Oxford7 of the best things to see and do in Oxford – Taylor Hearts Travel

Another one of my posts – see I told you I love this city! I’ve rounded up seven of my fave things to do and see in Oxford. If you only do one thing, it’s surely got to be punting?!



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ellen b.

Sunday 26th of June 2022

Thanks so much for all this links to these Oxford posts! We plan a long awaited trip to Oxford as our base for 14 days in the UK in September. Our September 2020 trip had to be cancelled for obvious reasons I care not to mention. :) We want to make the most of our days and trust bloggers for tips.