Welcome to Visit Oxfordshire Places
The Walkfo guide to things to do & explore in Oxfordshire

Visit Oxfordshire PlacesVisit Oxfordshire places using Walkfo for free guided tours of the best Oxfordshire places to visit. A unique way to experience Oxfordshire’s places, Walkfo allows you to explore Oxfordshire as you would a museum or art gallery with audio guides.

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Oxfordshire is a landlocked county in the far west of the government statistical region of South East England . The ceremonial county borders Warwickshire, Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire and Buckinghamshire . Oxford University Press is the largest firm among a concentration of print and publishing firms; the University of Oxford is also linked to the concentration of biotechnology companies . When you visit Oxfordshire, Walkfo brings Oxfordshire places to life as you travel by foot, bike, bus or car with a mobile phone & headphones.


Oxfordshire Places Overview: History, Culture & Facts about Oxfordshire

Visit Oxfordshire – Walkfo’s stats for the places to visit

With 343 audio plaques & Oxfordshire places for you to explore in the Oxfordshire area, Walkfo is the world’s largest heritage & history digital plaque provider. The AI continually learns & refines facts about the best Oxfordshire places to visit from travel & tourism authorities (like Wikipedia), converting history into an interactive audio experience.

Oxfordshire history

Oxfordshire was recorded as a county in the early years of the 10th century. It lies between the River Thames to the south, the Cotswolds to the west, the Chilterns to the east and the Midlands to the north. Alfred the Great was born across the Thames in Wantage, Vale of White Horse. The University of Oxford was founded in 1096, though its collegiate structure did not develop until later on.

Oxfordshire geography / climate

Oxfordshire includes parts of three Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The north of the county contains the ironstone of the Cherwell uplands. Long-distance walks within the county include the Ridgeway National Trail.

Extreme points

Northernmost point: 52°10′6.58″N 1°19′54.92″W / 52.1684944°N 1.3319222°W . Southernmost point is 51°27′34.74″N 0°56′48.3″W / 51.4596500°N 0.946750°W; -0.94 6750, near Thames and Kennet Marina, Playhatch Westernmost point : 51°46′59.73″N . 1°43′9.68″W/ / 51.7832583°W / 1°52′13.99″N / 51°30′14.22″

Rivers and canals

Thames Path National Trail follows the river from upper estuary to source . Many smaller rivers, in the county, feed into the Thames such as the Thame, Windrush, Evenlode and Cherwell . The Oxford Canal links to the Midlands and follows the Cherwell from Banbury via Kidlington into Oxford where these join the navigable Thames .

Why visit Oxfordshire with Walkfo Travel Guide App?

Visit Oxfordshire PlacesYou can visit Oxfordshire places with Walkfo Oxfordshire to hear history at Oxfordshire’s places whilst walking around using the free digital tour app. Walkfo Oxfordshire has 343 places to visit in our interactive Oxfordshire map, with amazing history, culture & travel facts you can explore the same way you would at a museum or art gallery with information audio headset. With Walkfo, you can travel by foot, bike or bus throughout Oxfordshire, being in the moment, without digital distraction or limits to a specific walking route. Our historic audio walks, National Trust interactive audio experiences, digital tour guides for English Heritage locations are available at Oxfordshire places, with a AI tour guide to help you get the best from a visit to Oxfordshire & the surrounding areas.

“Curated content for millions of locations across the UK, with 343 audio facts unique to Oxfordshire places in an interactive Oxfordshire map you can explore.”

Walkfo: Visit Oxfordshire Places Map
343 tourist, history, culture & geography spots


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Walkfo Oxfordshire tourism map key: places to see & visit like National Trust sites, Blue Plaques, English Heritage locations & top tourist destinations in Oxfordshire


Best Oxfordshire places to visit

Oxfordshire has places to explore by foot, bike or bus. Below are a selection of the varied Oxfordshire’s destinations you can visit with additional content available at the Walkfo Oxfordshire’s information audio spots:

Oxfordshire photo Cotuit Hall
Cotuit Hall is part of the EF International Academy’s campus in Oxford, England . Until 2011 it was one of the halls of residence at Oxford Brookes University .
Oxfordshire photo Parson’s Pleasure
Parson’s Pleasure in the University Parks at Oxford, England, was a secluded area for male-only nude bathing on the River Cherwell . It was located next to the path on the way to Mesopotamia at the south-east corner of the Parks . The facility closed in 1991 and the area now forms part of the parks .
Oxfordshire photo Headington Hill Hall
Headington Hill Hall was built in 1824 and the Morrell family remained in residence for 114 years . It became the home to Pergamon Press and to disgraced tycoon Robert Maxwell . It currently houses Oxford Brookes School of Law .
Oxfordshire photo Cheney Student Village
Cheney Student Village is one of the nine halls of residence at Oxford Brookes University . It houses 750 students in single study bedrooms with en suite shower rooms and self catered kitchens .
Oxfordshire photo Holywell Manor, Oxford
Holywell Manor is a historic building in central Oxford, England, in the parish of Holywell . It currently houses some of Balliol College’s postgraduate students .
Oxfordshire photo Dyson Perrins Laboratory
The Dyson Perrins Laboratory is in the science area of the University of Oxford . It was the main centre for research into organic chemistry from 1916 until 2003 . Parts of the building were used as teaching laboratories in which undergraduate students were trained in practical organic chemistry .
Oxfordshire photo South Park, Oxford
South Park is a park on Headington Hill in east Oxford, England . It is the largest park within Oxford city limits . A good view of the city centre with its spires and towers of Oxford University can be obtained at the park’s highest point .
Oxfordshire photo Clarendon Laboratory
The Clarendon Laboratory is part of the Department of Physics at Oxford University . It houses atomic and laser physics, condensed matter physics, and biophysics groups . The Oxford Centre for Quantum Computation is also housed in the laboratory .
Oxfordshire photo Farmington Institute
The Farmington Institute is based at Harris Manchester College, a constituent college of the University of Oxford . The Institute’s aim is to support, encourage and improve Christian education in schools, colleges and universities .
Oxfordshire photo Holywell Music Room
The Holywell Music Room is the city of Oxford’s chamber music hall . It is said to be the oldest purpose-built music room in Europe, and hence Britain’s first concert hall .

Visit Oxfordshire plaques

Oxfordshire Plaques 105
Oxfordshire has 105 physical plaques in tourist plaque schemes for you to explore via Walkfo Oxfordshire plaques audio map when visiting. Plaques like National Heritage’s “Blue Plaques” provide visual geo-markers to highlight points-of-interest at the places where they happened – and Walkfo’s AI has researched additional, deeper content when you visit Oxfordshire using the app. Experience the history of a location when Walkfo local tourist guide app triggers audio close to each Oxfordshire plaque. Explore Plaques & History has a complete list of Hartlepool’s plaques & Hartlepool history plaque map.