Imagine a beautiful English city mixed with the Harry Potter movie set and loads of college campuses and students and you get Oxford.
I was lucky enough to call this beautiful city home for 3 weeks while I was taking a course at Oxford Brooke’s University.
Our first day there was May Day, where the tradition is to participate in May Morning. Complete with a 6:00 am start, singers on the church towers and Morse dancers, it was a neat experience. Al the students and locals were out, there were thousands of people in total.
The best part of Oxford in my opinion is the mix of beautiful buildings and gardens and nature. Everywhere you look, buildings have unique features and amazing details. The narrow streets and loads of pedestrians and cyclists, mixed with gardens and green spaces make the town very picturesque.
The Radcliffe camera is one of the most significant buildings to see in Oxford:
Punting was one of the many popular activities in Oxford. It involved a group of people taking a long wooden boat out on the river with a large pole to push the boat along in the shallow water. Sounds crazy, and it’s definitely more challenging than it looks but it’s also a lot of fun! You can pack a picnic and some champagne and have a great afternoon.
The Botanic Gardens are located right along High street near the river. These gardens are absolutely beautiful and offer a lovely area to spend time next to the water.
Oxford Botanic Gardens:
View of High Street:
A typical afternoon tea and scones: