10 Free Things to Do in Oxford, England

England, Oxford Guide (B): 10 Free Things to Do in Oxford, England

Ah, Oxford! The City of Dreaming Spires is most famous for its 800-year-old University, but nowadays the city is a bustling cosmopolitan town with a mix of ancient and modern. Located a short hop north and west of London, Oxford offers plenty to do for visitors. While there are plenty of activities in Oxford that cost a pretty pound, there are plenty of free (but premium) things to occupy your visit. Here is a list of our favorite ten free things to do in Oxford, England.

The 440 pound, 25-foot shark is embedded head-first in the roof of a house in Headington, a suburb of Oxford. The Headington shark first appeared in August 9, 1986, on the 41st anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Nagasaki. The sculpture is an expression of protest and anger against the use of nuclear power and weapons.

The shark was controversial when it first appeared. Oxford City Council tried to have it removed several times over the course of 6 years. Due to community support of the shark, it was allowed to remain. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: 10 Free Things to Do in Oxford, England
Guide Location: England » Oxford
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: David Bjorgen
Read it on author's website: https://www.zigzagging.net/10-free-things-oxford-england/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Sharknado
  • University Museum of Natural History
  • Magdalen Bridge
  • Magdalen Bridge Boathouse
  • Ashmolean Museum
  • The Perch
  • Eagle & Child pub
  • Holy Trinity Church
  • Wolvercote Cemetery
  • Wadham College
  • St. John’s College
  • Keble College
  • All Souls College
  • Hertford College
  • Exeter College
  • Covered Market
  • Port Meadow