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Where medical science meets natural beauty

Advantages: Cheap, beautiful location and design, a stunning array of species, lots of information available
Disadvantages: Information mostly only available through trails / tours which are easy to miss, few facilities

If you’re visiting Oxford one place you should definitely try to squeeze in is the Oxford Botanic Garden – it might be small spanning just 2 acres but it packs quite the punch. I wouldn’t advise driving as there is no car park on site and parking in Oxfor ...

Mildew82 26.09.2014 · Read full review
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An oasis of calm in a busy city

Advantages: I quiet place in a city where it can be hard to find a peaceful spot
Disadvantages: It's not Kew Gardens

Was it ever really like that? Looking back on my student days it seemed like the weather was always sunny, the jokes were always funny, the food tasted better (which is definitely not true) and the British obsession with gardening meant that Oxford wa ...

koshkha 06.05.2011 · Read full review
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So Many Books, So Little Time...

Advantages: Great visit for anyone who loves books and history, Excellent guide, Money supports the library
Disadvantages: Limited tour availability, Limited visitor facilities, Not suitable for younger children

"I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library" ~ Jorge Luis Borges I am a bibliophile. I am married to another bibliophile. We are the sort of people who think that decorating consists mainly of arranging our furniture so that we c ...

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The Bod

Advantages: Fascinating insight into the history of the library, good value tours
Disadvantages: Could be a bit dry for some

The Bodleian Library in Oxford is one of the oldest in Britain, and is the second largest after the British Library in London. The complex is based around the Old Schools Quadrangle of which there are several entrances. The ticket office entrance is on Ca ...

Essexgirl2006 30.07.2012 · Read full review
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What happens when prisons unlock their gates

Advantages: Great array of tour guides to lure you back, plenty of amenities, an enthralling history
Disadvantages: Limited area to explore, a little expensive, not ideal for wheelchair users, 101 steps

Oxford city is renowned for many attractions such as…oh…anything to do with the university and its colleges…but if you’re looking for something a bit quirky for the whole (able-bodied and not too small) family then you could give “Oxford Castle Unlocked” ...

Mildew82 03.09.2014 · Read full review
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Review of Unlocked Oxford Castle, Oxford

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