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Price and Availability Index Oxford
Holiday Letting Price Information in Oxford
This graph displays the average prices for the next twelve months in Oxford. The most expensive dates to travel to Oxford are in August (18/08 - 25/08). Prices decrease in November to an average of £105 per night (10/11 - 17/11).
Holiday Home Availability Information in Oxford
This graph shows the holiday letting availability rate for the next twelve months. The week with the least available rentals is in August (18/08 - 25/08), with only 47% of the rentals available. On the contrary, only 20% of the holiday homes are booked during a week in January (12/01 - 19/01).
The weather in Oxford
Check out the climate diagram for Oxford. In July maximum temperatures go higher than 23°. On the contrary, the coolest month is January. The rainiest month is November while the driest month is March.
Experience the City of Dreaming Spires with Oxford holiday lettings
There's been a University in the city of Oxford since the 12th century, and visitors to the city for almost as long. Oxford offers that perfect combination of beautiful buildings, history at every corner, a riverside setting and great restaurants and bars. Basing yourself in one of many Oxford holiday lettings will give you the opportunity to live as a local and truly get a flavour of the City of the Dreaming Spires.
Journey to Oxford
Oxford is centrally located in the south of England, and is around an hour from Heathrow airport and slightly further from Birmingham. By train, travel from London takes just under an hour, and the motorway network is just a few miles from the city centre. Getting around the city centre is easy on foot, or take inspiration from the students and hire a bicycle - the city has an extensive network of cycle paths. There is an efficient local bus network too, so hop on a bus from a stop close to your Oxford holiday home and you will be in the city centre in no time.
Oxford and its sights
You can't visit Oxford without taking in the University and the river, and as the city is relatively small, you can easily explore at your own pace. Many of the individual colleges which make up the University are open to the public at certain times of the year, and advertise opening hours on their websites. Magdalen and Christ Church colleges are two of the most interesting and beautiful, and Christ Church's location on the edge of large meadows leading down to the Thames is truly stunning. If you are pressed for time, there are hop on/hop off buses running regular routes around the city with commentary in many different languages which will show you the highlights of the city and give you time to explore the more interesting locations at your leisure before heading back to relax in your Oxford holiday home.
Art and culture in Oxford
Oxford's Ashmolean museum has a collection of artefacts from all over the world and has everything from Egyptian mummies to the best in modern art. The Pitt Rivers museum and the Natural History Museum are also worth visiting, especially for dinosaur fans. The Bodleian Library, one of the oldest in Europe and the second largest in England is open to the public for individual visits or guided tours, and the Oxford Modern Art museum on Pembroke Street offers an ever changing selection of exhibitions from artists around the world.
Activities with children in Oxford
Kids love the frequent open-top bus tours around the city, and there is also a growing number of walking tours which are more interactive and will be suitable for all but the very youngest children. 'Harry Potter' fans will enjoy tours of Christ Church college, as the great hall of Hogwarts was modelled on this building. Take older children down to the river, hire a punt for an hour and see the city's spires from the water before heading back to your Oxford holiday home for an evening in. The Story Museum on Pembroke Street is dedicated to all forms of storytelling, and there are regular visits from visiting authors as well as workshops and events during the school holiday periods.
Excursion destinations from Oxford
Just to the west of Oxford lies the beautiful Cotswolds countryside, so leave your Oxford holiday letting behind to explore the villages of Burford, Stow-on-the-Wold or Bibury. All have quirky antiques shops for browsing and cafés where you can experience the quintessentially English afternoon tea. Families will love the Cotswold Wildlife Park, or a trip to Blenheim Palace in Woodstock, where you can explore the grounds and house where Winston Churchill was born. And remember, London, with all that the nation's capital has to offer in terms of shopping, museums, art and nightlife, is only an hour away on the train from your Oxford holiday letting . You can also make use of the Oxford Tube, a cost-effective coach service which runs 24/7 between London and Oxford.
Regular events in Oxford
St Giles' Fair takes place early in September and features traditional British fairground attractions such as dodgems and candy floss. This is a busy, fun-filled event which attracts locals, students and tourists alike. A more modern addition to the calendar is the Cowley Road Carnival in early July which is noisy and fun, with lots of dancing and street food from around the world. With the usual floats and dancers, the event is fun for all of the family. The fun goes on into the evening - something to bear in mind when deciding which Oxford holiday letting suits your needs the best.
Oxford - a home for knowledge
Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology
The Ashmolean's diverse collection from Ancient Greece, the Islamic world and the Renaissance is a joy for art lovers and novices alike. Note that entry is free.
Pitt Rivers Museum
Displaying the archaeological and anthropological collections owned by the university, this museum was recently the recipient of the Guardian's best family-friendly award. Regular fun children's events include body painting and object handling workshops.
University of Oxford
This iconic university is not only famous for its world-class education but also its breathtaking architecture. Walking the grounds of the numerous colleges on a fair-weather day is a joy.
University Museum of Natural History
The remains of an extinct dodo housed here is a primary draw for visitors, though many more fascinating exhibits feature. Admission to the museum is free.
This stunning library is home to over 12 million books - one of the largest collections in the world.
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