City of Oxford walking tours

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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 February, please check our Plan your visit page.

Discover the vibrant history of the oldest university in the English-speaking world on the only official University of Oxford walking tour. Learn how Oxford grew from a small market town to become the city of dreaming spires.

Starting and ending at the Weston Library, you will see beyond the remarkable spaces of the Bodleian Library in this walking tour; taking in the historic streets of Oxford and 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 city.

As part of the tour you will see inside the oldest teaching room in the University: the Divinity School; as well as the exterior of the Bodleian Library, the Radcliffe Camera and the streets surrounding the central Bodleian site.

All our walking tours are conducted by accredited, qualified 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
  • Dogs are not allowed on our walking tours. Visitors with assistance dogs, please contact the Tours team prior to your visit on

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Contact the Tours team

 +44 (0)1865 287400

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

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