Oxford City Centre – Experience the dreaming spires for yourself
Alongside Cambridge, Oxford is home to one of the oldest and most world famous universities in Britain. There is so much to see in the city centre here, from the fascinating Ashmolean and Pitt Rivers Museums to the historic colleges and the quirky, independent cafes.
Cheap Bed and Breakfast in Oxford City Centre
Staying for the night at one of the cheap b&b’s or guest houses in this city is a fantastic way to explore all that it has to offer. Or, choose overnight accommodation in view of a magnificent college so that you can enjoy a great view when you wake up. If you are entering or leaving the city by railway, you will be pleased to hear that the train station is a short walk from the centre of town. But you can always choose family rooms next door to the train station if you want to make the most of the convenience that this offers.
Accommodation in the center of town will also enable you to engage with the wonderful countryside nearby. The stunning town of Stratford Upon Avon, birthplace of William Shakespeare, is just a short drive away, as are historic Cotswold towns like Cirencester. You can also take advantage of the city’s railway links and hop on a train to Stratford, London, or the South West from Oxford train station.
With its mystic spires, stunning architecture, inspiring student theatres, and creative, studious atmosphere, this is one of the UK’s most enlivening cities to visit.
Why visit Oxford ? Why choose a bed and breakfast here
There is plenty for the tourist to do. Don’t miss a visit to Magdalen College, considered one of the most beautiful, and Christchurch College. Nearby is Hertford College and the Bridge of Sighs. Shop till you drop at the many fashion boutiques and international brands stores at High Street, Clarendon and Westgate shopping centres.
This city is home to some unique sights, that are perfect for whiling away an afternoon with your family, your partner, or some friends. The Sheldonian Theatre, for example, is a beautiful edifice and a brilliant location for catching a concert or a play.
Visit the Pitt Rivers museum to experience some exciting natural historical exhibits and the Ashmolean to enjoy an unrivalled selection of art works throughout the centuries. The Ashmolean Museum is also a great place to come if you want to see some treasures from the ancient world, like Egyptian artefacts. On the top floor of this museum, there is also a rooftop restaurant, which is open at the weekend and enables you to see a panoramic view of the city.
The city centre is home to some fantastic restaurants and cafes, whilst the Covered Market is ideal for shopping for clothing, art, and fresh food.
Warm and friendly B&B’s and Guest Houses are set Victorian town houses. Some offer splendid views of the college boathouses or are just a short walk from George Street’s many restaurants, New Theatre and cinema and the Ashmolean Museum. Ship Street Conference Centre, Bodleian Library and Oxford Castle is nearby.
Find your cheap b&b in or near Oxford city centre
For Families – With Family Rooms
Find your b&b with family rooms
Only a few guest houses offer family rooms to accommodate your whole family. One of our favorite family friendly properties is 4 star Marlborough House Hotel – B&B. This property is situated near by Oxford city centre ( 1.5 miles north ), easily accessible from the M40 (junctions 8 and 9) and the A34. The family room has 1 double bed and 2 single (twin) beds, and the room is for a family of 4 to 5 people.
Another very popular family friendly accommodation is 3 star Athena. This privately owned bed & breakfast is located in East Oxford, conveniently for the Nuffield, Churchill and John Radcliffe Hospitals. This lodging facility offers comfortable en suite accommodation at good value rates. A selection of twin, double, triple and family rooms is available. Family rooms has 1 double bed and 2 single beds.
Bed and Breakfast near Oxford Train Station
b&b rooms near Oxford train station
Main railway station ?
The city’s primary train station is located at Park End Street. From here trains arrive and depart to various destinations across Britain. The railway station is a 10 minute walk from the city centre.
There are direct trains to London (Paddington Station), Southampton (Ferry and Cruise Port Terminals), Birmingham West Midlands, Leamington Spa, and Manchester in the north-west of England.
Location – Where is
Where is Oxford ?
Thisa lively medium-sized city is located in southern central England, about 60 miles north-west of Central London.
The nearest airport at Kidlington is a small airport and has only a very few scheduled domestic or international flights.
It’s better to fly to one of London’s main airports. The city is connected by regular coach services with Heathrow, Stansted, Luton and Gatwick airports. Birmingham International Airport is another option.
Must See Tourist Attractions and Sights when staying for one night
The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology
(Beaumont Street, OX1 2PH, England)
Oxford University’s Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology is one of the oldest public museums in the world. The collection includes displays of eastern archaeology and a superb exhibition of paintings.
Pitt Rivers Museum
(South Parks Rd, OX1 3PP England UK)
Brilliant museum displaying amazing artefacts from all over the world. Great fun, also for smaller children.
Christ Church College
(St. Aldate’s Sreet, Oxfordshire OX1 1DP, United Kingdom)
Christ Church college is home to an attractive Chapel and Cathedral. The stain glass windows in the Cathedral were stunning ranging from medieval to Burne Jones. Harry Potter fans must visit the dining hall.
University Museum of Natural History
(Parks Road, Oxfordshire OX1 3PW, England UK)
Friendly museum, set in a Victorian-style building. Interesting exhibits.