Hop-On Hop-Off Oxford
You’ll get fantastic views of its honey-coloured buildings as well as glimpses of many of its Colleges’ courtyards. Let City Sightseeing Oxford introduce you to this vibrant and cultured city. With one fantastic route with 20 bus stops, you’re free to hop on and off at your leisure to make the most of your stay. Join them around Oxford!
If you’re looking to jump straight into the heritage of Oxford then hop on the Red Line, starting at the Railway Station. They’ll take you to Park End Street where you can hop off, take a stroll and take in the view of the Castle Mill Stream, a hidden treasure of Oxford. Fancy a bit of shopping during your trip? Hop off at the fabulous Westgate Shopping Centre for a great shopping experience!
The Red Line takes you straight past some of the old-style colleges, some of which date back to the early 14th century. You’ll be able to see Brasenose College, The Queen’s College and the Trinity College gates very clearly from up high on their open top buses. They’ll also take you straight to the old Sheldonian Theatre, where you can appreciate its stunning English-style architecture.
Why not fully immerse yourself in the English lifestyle and go for afternoon tea after a long day of travelling? They’ll take you straight to the famous Browns restaurant. Go ahead and start deciding on your personal itinerary around Oxford. Get your ticket online today!
Stop 7 – Christ Church
Christ Church is one of the University of Oxford’s colleges, and it is located in the centre of the city. The famed Christ Church Cathedral, which was erected in the 12th century. Today, Christ Church is a popular tourist destination, because to its stunning architecture, captivating nightly choirs, and the War Memorial Garden.
Stop 8 – Brasenose College
Brasenose College is one of the University of Oxford’s constituent colleges in the United Kingdom. The library and chapel were built in the mid-17th century, and the new quadrangle was built in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It founded ‘The King’s Hall and College of Brasenose’ for the study of sophistry, logic, philosophy, and, most all, theology (in this sense, Brasenose Hall still exists). Sir Richard Sutton, a barrister, and William Smyth, Bishop of Lincoln, founded Brasenose College.
Stop 9 – The Queen’s College
It is known for its neoclassical architecture, which includes structures created by Sir Christopher Wren and Nicholas Hawksmoor. The college had a £291 million endowment in 2018, making it the fourth wealthiest college in the country (after Christ Church, St. John’s, and All Souls).
Stop 13 – Sheldonian Theatre
This is one of Sir Christopher Wren’s first major masterpieces, built between 1664 and 1669, and has hosted some of the world’s most renowned performers and intellectuals. It is one of their highlights due to its international renown, both acoustically and physically.
Stop 14 – Trinity College
It began as a men’s college until becoming coeducational in 1979. Trinity received a financial endowment of £138.0 million as of 2018. Trinity has produced three British prime ministers, ranking it third in terms of past students who have held that position behind Christ Church and Balliol.