It may be best known for nurturing some of the finest brains in Britain, but there’s more to Oxford than formal gowns and towering colleges. Staying at a B&B in Oxford is an education in more ways than one, so come and see what this beautiful university town has to offer.
If you’re after a family friendly bed and breakfast Oxford has more than its fair share. The first stop on your list should of course be the colleges. Pay a visit to the pelican sundial in Corpus Christi, which is famously always five minutes fast, and see the scorch marks left by a 16th century stake burning on the Gothic doors of Balliol College.
You can’t stay at a bed and breakfast in Oxford without paying a visit to Christ Church College, the former stomping ground of geniuses including Albert Einstein and Lewis Carroll. Fans of the wizarding world might recognise these magnificent buildings from the famous Harry Potter films!
The spectacular circular library known as the Radcliffe Camera is also a must-see for visitors to an Oxford b and b. Tag along on the extended tour to explore the labyrinth of winding tunnels and narrow passageways that lead to the library. Freshen up with an evening stroll along the pristine lawns and lush woodlands of Magdalen College.
If you’re looking for a cheap B&B Oxford has plenty to choose from. Chase the ghosts of Caribbean tribes at the free Pitt Rivers Museum, which is jam-packed with cultural goodies including shrunken heads and terrifying voodoo dolls. For nature lovers there’s always the University Museum of Natural History, where you can see the skeletons of long-extinct animals such as dodos and dinosaurs.