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Top 3 Things to Do in Oxfordshire This Summer

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This summer, many Britons are opting to explore the hidden gems within the UK rather than holidaying abroad. Leave the airport stress and your passport at home to take advantage of the exciting attractions and activities in Oxfordshire. It’s known as one the best places in England for a staycation thanks to the treasure trove of cultural, historical, and culinary delights on offer.

Here are the top three must-visit attractions in Oxfordshire that promise memorable experiences for every type of traveller.

Ashmolean Museum

As the oldest public museum in the UK, the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford offers an extensive collection ranging from ancient artifacts to contemporary art. Its exhibitions are well-curated, featuring works from around the world, and it often hosts special events and exhibitions that are perfect for cultural enthusiasts.

Whether you're interested in Egyptian mummies or modern Chinese art, the Ashmolean provides a deep dive into centuries of human history and creativity. Admission is free so don’t miss out on the chance to get a look at world-famous exhibits!

Pitt Rivers Museum

Another not-to-be-missed destination in Oxford is the Pitt Rivers Museum. Known for its fascinating anthropological collection, the museum displays an array of items from shrunken heads to elaborate ceremonial masks. It’s ideal for learners of all ages – not just students at the nearby university!

The layout of the museum encourages exploration and discovery, with artifacts grouped by type rather than origin, offering a unique way to learn about the diversity of human life across the globe. You’ll find artefacts from Britain’s colonial past alongside more recent objects, making it a space where histories collide and that poses questions about how humanity tackles problems.

Harry Potter Tour

For Harry Potter fans, Oxfordshire offers an enchanting experience with its various filming locations used in the movies. Walking tours around Oxford will take you through historic sites like Christ Church College and the Bodleian Library, which served as inspiration and backdrop for many scenes in the films.

Car trouble is the last thing you need when ticking off locations from your Harry Potter bucket list. Make sure your car is serviced before you set off and check your tyres. If you notice any lumps or punctures, buy tyres online to ensure your vehicle is as ready for adventure as you are.

Oxfordshire is a treasure trove of cultural, historical, and culinary delights, making it an ideal destination for those looking to experience the best of Britain this summer. Make sure your vehicle is stocked up with essentials like snacks, music, and good company – alongside all the important stuff. This includes plenty of water, a first aid kit, and blankets in case it gets chilly in the evenings.


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