Experience Oxford travel with a walk down the long sweep of The High, one of the most striking streets in England; enjoy a mug of cider in one of the old student pubs; the sound of May Day dawn when choristers sing in Latin from Magdalen Tower; students in traditional gowns whizzing past on rickety bikes; towers and spires rising majestically; nude swimming at Parson's Pleasure; the roar of a cannon launching the bumping races; a tiny, dusty bookstall where you can pick up a valuable first edition – Oxford, the city of spires, home of one of the greatest universities in the world.
Romantic Oxford is still here, but to get to it, you have to experience the bustling and crowded city that is also Oxford. Travel at any time of the year and you can enjoy a tour of the colleges, many of which represent a peak in England's architectural history, as well as Victorian contributions. The Oxford Tourist Information Centre offers guided walking tours daily throughout the year at this great destination. Oxford colleges like visiting Eton is much more restricted during term time (generally September to late March and late April to mid-July.
The busiest time in Oxford is in June and July with Henley’s Royal Regatta and Ascot's Royal Meeting. Most stately homes are open March through September or October only. Winter is considered to be low season and the quietest for tourists although one can enjoy Oxford travel at any time of year.