Oxford Travel Guide

Think of Oxford and Cambridge and inevitably you think of their universities; great academic institutions inhabiting honey-coloured stone buildings set around ivy-clad quadrangles. Both cities are internationally renowned centres for teaching and research, attracting students and scholars from across the globe. Not only do they feature some of England’s finest architecture, they also boast excellent museums, bars and restaurants.


The famous university cities of Oxford and Cambridge offer a wide range of comfortable, modern accommodation despite their deep historical roots. With the majority of accommodation concentrated in the centre of these cities, visitors will be conveniently close to a range of shopping and dining options and popular sightseeing and attractions. Ranging from basic motels and bed and breakfasts to deluxe hotels and inner city apartments, Oxford accommodation offers spacious and self-catering options to cater to all travellers and budgets. Book Oxford Accommodation.

Getting Around

Oxford is well served by national road and rail links. Frequent 24-hour direct train services connect Oxford with London (peak times every 10-20 minutes). From Oxford train station, it's a ten-minute walk east to the centre. London Heathrow and Gatwick airports are linked to Oxford by a direct 24-hour coach service. If you are coming to Cambridge from London, the best way is to arrive is by train. The train station is a mile or so southeast of the city centre and there are frequent buses that connect the train station to downtown Emmanuel Road. If you are arriving by air, Stansted (London's third airport), is just thirty miles south of Cambridge on the M11. More about Getting Here


Oxford is famous the world over for its University and place in history however it is also home to a range of popular attractions including High Street, Magdalen College, Christ Church College, the Ashmolean and many more. Cambridge is a quiet and picturesque town and what sets it apart from Oxford is "the Backs" – the green swathe of land that straddles the River Cam. It is famous for the King's College as well as the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, Fitzwilliam Museum and more. Find out more about Oxford Attractions

Facts For Oxford & Cambridge

Oxford is famous as the place that Albert Einstein was educated. Had he won WWII, Adolf Hitler planned to invade England and base himself in Oxford. There are many gargoyles featured in architecture around Oxford, one of which is picking its nose. Roger Waters and Syd Barrett, members of the famous rock ’n’ roll band Pink Floyd, grew up and were educated in Cambridge prior to forming the band. Cambridge is famous for its university and is ranked among the top five universities in the entire world.