Oxford is a city famous for its history, culture and heritage. With plenty of momentous buildings to see, rich histories to unravel and famous footsteps to follow in, the very best way to view the gorgeous architecture of Oxford is on foot.
Hardwick Parks is just 30 minutes away from Oxford city centre and is the perfect base for a fantastic day out for all the family. Whether you’re interested in literature, film, TV or local history, there’s an amazing walking tour to suit your interests. So, get your comfiest shoes on and get ready to be astounded by the beauty and culture this glorious city has to offer.
Oxford University Tours
Oxford University is famous around the world for being one of the oldest and most prestigious universities on the planet. Aside from the outstanding academic achievements of the university, the campus is also widely known for its stunning architecture and design. Oxford is not a campus university, therefore department buildings are located across the city centre, forming a great route to take in the scenic views of the buildings and the city itself.
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Harry Potter Walking Tour
Potterheads and film fans alike will adore the Harry Potter Walking Tour which takes you on a fun adventure through some of the famous filming locations behind the magic of the big screen. Visit Bodleian Library where you may recognise the Gothic ceiling from the Hogwarts Infirmary in The Philosopher’s Stone before moving on to the famous Christ Church which provided the backdrop for many scenes in the Harry Potter movies, including the Great Dining Hall and Hogwart’s Staircase.
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CS Lewis and JRR Tolkien Walking Tour
Back by popular demand in 2020, the Literary Oxford Tour takes you to the places that inspired the great fantasy writers CS Lewis, author of the Chronicles of Narnia series and JRR Tolkien, author of the Lord of the Rings series. This 2-hour tour takes you around the old haunts of these celebrated writers and allows you to walk in their footsteps through the many colleges and pubs associated with them.
Oxford Ghost Tour
For those fearless explorers who are looking for something more spooky, the Oxford Ghost Tour is the perfect opportunity for ghoul lovers and thrill-seekers alike. The knowledgeable tour guide will take you through some of the bleakest moments of Oxfordshire’s rich history and the places they occurred. The tour begins after the sun has set and the eerie light of dusk casts its glow across the Dreaming Spires of Oxford. The tour lasts approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes… if you make it that far.
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Inspector Morse, Lewis and Endeavour Tour
Amongst the many things Oxford is well-known for, Inspector Morse is one of the most well-loved. The popular TV show that starred John Thaw as the famous detective, graced TV sets across the country for 13 years and has even inspired popular TV spin-offs – Lewis and Endeavour. This walking tour allows you to see the filming locations first hand and get an inside scoop into the stories and sights that shaped the series.
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When your feet are aching and you need a nice warm spot to curl up in, what could be better than retiring to Hardwick Parks! Bring your caravan, motorhome or campervan along or stay in our of our comfortable static caravan holiday lets and enjoy the fabulous sights and tours on offer in stunning Oxfordshire. Book your summer holiday today by visiting our site or calling 01865 300501.