Rough Guide Staycations Oxford

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Inspirational and informative pocket guide, shining a spotlight on the best of holidaying at home in the UK through clearly laid-out walking and driving itineraries.

Explore the best of Oxford with this unique Rough Guide Staycation to Oxford, packed full of insider information and stunning images. From making sure you don’t miss out on must-see attractions like Magdalen College, punting on the Thames and the Ashmolean Museum, to discovering hidden gems, including the world-famous Bodleian Library, the beautiful expanses of Port Meadow and the wealth of floral treasures housed in the Botanic Garden, the oldest in Britain and featured in Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials, the easy-to-follow, ready-made walking and driving routes will save you time, help you plan, and enhance your staycation in Oxford. This guide book has been fully updated post-COVID-19 and comes with a free Ebook.

The Rough Guide Staycations to Oxford covers: The Heart of the University; Around New College; Where Town Meets Gown; Quads, Meadows and Gardens; The High Street; From Carfax to the River; West of the City Centre; Jericho and St Giles'; St John's and the North; Port Meadow and Beyond; Excursion to Boars Hill; Excursion to Woodstock.

Inside this travel guide you will find:


Provides practical information for every kind of trip to Oxford, from discovering local history in Carfax to getting out in nature in Boars Hill and finding family-friendly activities in Port Meadow.


Features over 12 detailed easy to follow walking tour itineraries, including The High Street, The Heart of the University.


Carefully curated list of Oxford's unmissable sights and unique attractions for those who want to make the most of their stay.


Uncover plenty of options, whatever the weather throws at you, like exploring the beautiful Bodleian Library.


Tips on how to beat the crowds, save time and money and find best local spots for water walks, cycling, bowling and golf.

Find a curated list of where to stay and what to do, from active pursuits to themed trips.


Learn more about Oxford's rich history with fascinating cultural insights throughout.


From transport to hours of operation, we've got you covered whatever you choose to see and do around Oxford including getting there, getting around by public transport, accommodation, detailed food and drink highlights, and sports and activities in the region.


Practical full-colour maps, with clearly numbered sights relating to major points of interest in the main text. Find your way around Jericho and St Giles' and many more locations in Oxford without needing to go online.


Free eBook download with every purchase of a printed book to access all content from your phone or tablet for on-the-road exploration.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781839057588
Series: Rough Guides Staycations
Publication Date: 2/1/2022
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 117 x 194mm


This title is a part of Rough Guides Staycations

Pocket-sized, practical travel guides to popular UK destinations for staycationers seeking local highlights, history, activities and practical tips, plus helpful listings and area-by-area mapping. Easy-to-follow, ready-made walking and driving routes will save you time, help you plan, and enhance your staycation.

  • Practical travel information including getting there, getting around by public transport, accommodation, detailed food and drink highlights, and sports and activities in the region

  • Destination highlights not to miss at the beginning of each guide

  • Colour-coded chapters focus on walking and driving routes in a highly-readable descriptive style, featuring historical information and tips on what to look out for

  • Recommendations for accommodation, restaurants and leisure activities for all budgets

  • Colour-coded detailed maps with key sights marked up by number

  • Insights on history, culture and green activities throughout

  • Beautiful, inspirational full-colour photography throughout brings the destination to life

  • Printed on paper from responsible sources verified to meet FSC’s strict environmental and social standards

  • Free eBook with each purchased printed guide

Format: 102 x 190mm

Price: £8.99 | $13.99 

Extent: 128 pages


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