Things to do in Oxford

Day trips, walks and things to do in our beautiful and vibrant city.

Things to do

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
Ashmolean Museum
Punting on the River Cherwell
Punting on the River Cherwell
O2 Academy Oxford
O2 Academy

Blenheim Palace - a perfect day trip

Perfect day trip in Oxfordshire, very easy to reach from Oxford city centre by bus (approx. 35 minutes).

Home to the 12th Duke of Marlborough and his family and the birth place of Sir Winston Churchill, Blenheim Palace is a UNESCO World Heritage Site boasting a long and diverse history.

Watch the video below created by our tour guide, Rob, for additional information and some interesting historical facts!

You can visit the Palace, but also its park and gardens, butterfly house, and much more! Make sure you select the relevant ticket when you book online, as there are different visit options available. Every year, many events and activities are organised at the palace: food festivals, sports competitions, concerts, outdoor plays and cinema... Check the website for full listings and further information about Blenheim Palace.

The following bus services go to Woodstock/Blenheim Palace:

  • Stagecoach S3: every 30 minutes from Oxford city centre
  • Stagecoach 7: every 30 minutes from Oxford city centre
  • Oxford Bus Company Park & Ride 500: every 15 minutes from Oxford city centre

If you are not sure when to get off the bus, ask the bus driver to identify the appropriate stop.

Walks around Oxford

Video by Friends International. Please always follow the latest government guidelines regarding public transport. If you live in Headington, Cowley or the city centre, most of the locations mentioned in the video should be within walking distance of your accommodation.

Cowley Road, Oxford

Cowley Road is the main shopping street of East Oxford, and in the evenings it is the area's main leisure district. The Cowley Road area also plays a prominent part in the Oxford music scene.

Watch our video tour and explore what Cowley Road has to offer you!