City of Oxford walking tours

A group of five people look towards a tour guide who is point out a historic building detail, in the background is the Radcliffe Camera

City of Oxford walking tour

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  Daily tours available

 90 – 120 minutes

 Starts at the Weston Library steps

 Available in English

 From £20

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For upcoming closures in May, please check our Plan your visit page.

Discover the vibrant history of the oldest university in the English-speaking world and how Oxford grew from a small market town to become the city of dreaming spires.

Starting and ending at the Weston Library, the City of Oxford Walking Tours offer a look beyond the remarkable spaces within the Bodleian Library. This walking tour takes in the historic streets of Oxford following in the footsteps of famous authors, scientists, politicians and film stars.

Developed by the Bodleian Libraries in partnership with the Oxford Guild of Tour Guides, our popular City of Oxford Walking Tour will take you on an entertaining journey that will reveal the secrets of this historic university city.

On this walking tour you will see the interior of the Divinity School, the exterior of the Bodleian and Radcliffe Camera, and the streets surrounding the central Bodleian site.

All our walking tours are conducted by accredited knowledgeable guides.

Walking tour information

  • Tours start on the steps of the Weston Library.
  • After the walking tour, you will have access to the Divinity School.
  • Our City Walking Tour includes walking around Oxford city centre. If you or someone in your party has accessibility requirements, please contact the Tours team prior to your visit on tours@bodleian.ox.ac.uk.
  • Dogs are not allowed on our walking tours. Visitors with assistance dogs, please contact the Tours team prior to your visit on tours@bodleian.ox.ac.uk.
 

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Contact the Tours team


 +44 (0)1865 287400
 tours@bodleian.ox.ac.uk

Our office hours are Monday–Friday, 9am–4pm

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