A One Night Stand in… Oxford

A Guest Post by Char Taylor from Taylor Hearts Travel.

The city of dreaming spires, Oxford, is a must-visit for anyone. It’s so diverse – it truly has something for everyone. Historians, drinkers, shoppers – you name it, it’s covered.

For a traditional, yet iconic activity allow a few hours to try your balancing skills down the river. Punting involves a narrow boat that’s pulled along and steered using a long stick – the English version of a gondola if you like. Head to Magdalen Bridge for a central, but touristy starting point. If you have more time, head to Cherwell Boathouse like the locals. It’s only a fifteen/twenty minute drive from the city centre. Pretend you live in this world class city by taking a picnic and bottle of bubbles for a lunch stop.

Punting in Oxford
Punting in Oxford

For something a little more unusual head to Pitt Rivers Museum. Entrance is free and the building certainly packs a lot in. Wander around the unique collections at your own pace and enjoy the anticipation of musing what’s round the next corner. The totem poles and shrunken heads are bound to get your attention.

Pitt Rivers Museum
Pitt Rivers Museum

No trip to Oxford would be complete without a bagel or homemade ice cream from G&Ds. An Oxford institution, you’ll find them dotted in and around the city. The one in the beautiful neighbourhood of Jericho (fifteen minute walk from the centre) is popular. Eat your bagel in the cafe and then get your ice cream to go. Enjoy it as you wander underneath the fairy lights, in and out of the cute shops.



Char Taylor is the owner and blogger at Taylor Hearts Travel. She was shortlisted for “Best Female” in the lowcostholidays Blogger Awards 2014, and featured in Company Magazine’s High-Street Edit as a favourite blogger.

In 2007 Char backpacked her way round the world and since then she hasn’t stopped, squeezing in some amazing adventures alongside a full-time job. From Peru to Australia, Belize to Bali and all the in-between. Find her on:

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