Oxfordshire is brimming with things to do and places to see, so here are some of the best attractions in the county to visit in 2023.

Oxford is the main city in the county, and hosts the oldest university in the English-speaking world, which makes a lot of its buildings well worth a visit.

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From the groaning shelves of the Bodleian Libraries to the storytelling artefacts housed in the city’s museums, Oxford has plenty of culture to absorb.

You might find it interesting to visit one of the county’s many breweries, where tasting sessions and tours will enlighten visitors as to how their favourite drink ends up in their hand.

Witney Gazette: Oxford University Museum of Natural HistoryOxford University Museum of Natural History (Image: Photo: Oxford University)

Perhaps you’d like to get lost in nature, which a walk around Oxford’s Port Meadow or Botanical Gardens would allow.

Then, to finish off, why not try one of the county’s wackier attractions, like Oxford Castle and Prison’s spooky tours or Carterton’s crocodile sanctuary.

Here is a list of the top 10 attractions around the county according to TripAdvisor.

  1. Bodleian Libraries, Oxford
  2. Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archeology, Oxford
  3. Hook Norton Brewery, Banbury
  4. Oxford Castle and Prison, Oxford
  5. Blenheim Palace, Woodstock
  6. Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford
  7. Oxford University Natural History Museum, Oxford
  8. University of Oxford, Oxford
  9. Chiltern Valley Winery and Brewery, Henley-on-Thames
  10. Crocodiles of the World, Carterton

Witney Gazette: Oxford has plenty to offerOxford has plenty to offer (Image: Oxford)


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This story was written by Matthew Norman, he joined the team in 2022 as a Facebook community reporter.

Matthew covers Bicester and focuses on finding stories from diverse communities.

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