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Destination Oxford

The 'City of Dreaming Spires' boasts 1,500 listed buildings from every major period of British architectural history from the 11th century onwards. The centre looks like an enchanted fairy-tale city- no wonder Oxford is a firm favourite of film makers all over the world, and has inspired countless famous writers over the centuries. Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway, a history and heritage holiday, cultured city break, a family holiday or weekend out with friends - Oxford has plenty to offer for everyone.

Go on, break out of the hen house and Flock Somewhere New with some of our top picks of the season.

Or, enjoy great value travel with an Advance Fare when you book early.

Our Advance Fares start from just £5.40 one-way* for journeys between London Marylebone and Oxford. 

Blenheim palace

Flock to Blenheim Palace with Chiltern Railways

Blenheim Palace is not only an iconic part of history, but also a living, changing experience with a wealth of events, themed tours and exhibitions throughout the year.

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Bodleian Library

Visit the Bodleian Library with Chiltern Railways

Take a tour of the historic Bodleian Library and visit the Divinity School and Duke Humfrey's Library, a medieval reading room used as Hogwart's library in the Harry Potter films.

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Magdalen College

Flock to Magdalen College

A visit to Oxford is not complete without seeing one of it's university colleges. Set in 120 acres of parkland with amazing buildings this is a very special place to visit.

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Oxford Castle & Prison

Flock to Oxford Castle and Prison with Chiltern Railways

Climb the Saxon St George's Tower, descend deep underground into the Crypt, explore the Prison D-Wing and scale the Mound of the 11th century motte-and-bailey castle.

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Punting in Oxford

Go Punting in Oxford with Chiltern Railways

Enjoy a lazy afternoon punting down the River Cherwell. Punting is available for most of the year. Magdalen Bridge Boathouse offer a wide range of boats for all your needs.

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Ashmolean Museum

Flock to the Thinktank Museum in Birmingham with Chiltern Railways

Find treasures from around the world, housed in an amazing architect re-designed interior. This museum of art and archaeology, founded in 1683 is the world's first university museum.

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Botanical Gardens

Flock to the Botanical Gardens in Birmingham with Chiltern Railways

Visit herbaceous borders, glasshouses that take you around the world. Relax in the oldest Botanic Garden in Britain. It is the compact, yet diverse collection of plants in the world right in the heart of Oxford city centre.

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Sheldonian Theatre

Travel to the Sheldonian Museum Centre with Chiltern Railways

The Sheldonian Theatre, is a Grade I listed building designed by Sir Christopher Wren character and built between 1664 and 1669. Learn about the history of this iconic building and the role it plays today as the University's ceremonial hall.

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Church of St Mary

Travel to The Chuch of St Mary with Chiltern Railways

The University Church of St Mary the Virgin is a stunning church in its own right, but it also has the best view from its tower of the historic skyline of Oxford with a prime view of many landmarks, the reward for the 124 steps up to climb it. 

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