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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Nov 21, 2014
Has anyone know a cheap shipping company in Oxford?  (4 Answers)

I need to ship a few packages to Spain and all the companies I found are really expesive....the only average price I found was from but I can't find online any review about this company. Has someone used it before?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Aug 15, 2014
Nice villages to stay near Oxford  (6 Answers)


We are travelling down from North Lincolnshire to Dorset and would like to stop off both on the way there and the way back to break up the journey. We will be going via the A34 past Oxford and wondered whether anyone would be able to suggest any nice villages (not to far from the A34), with a good pub and possibly a nice walk we could do. If anyone also knows of good accommodation this would also be much appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Jul 11, 2014
One day trip - what to see  (3 Answers)

I am going on a day trip from London to Oxford by train along with my wife and 2 daughters (almost 8 hours in hand). We wanted to do city center walk tour and visit trinity college. Please suggest what are the places must see and what is best to avoid?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Jun 05, 2014
how many nights in Oxford Area  (3 Answers)

We are just beginning planning our second trip to Britian. Coming from the US (dallas) the last time we spent a week in London and 4 nights north including York and Blenheim Castle areas etc. This time we plan to spend 4-5 nights in London, and then 6-8 nights driving around. The other areas on our list include Portsmouth, Stonehenge areas, and Oxford, the cotswolds, Stratford on avon and Warwick Castle. We are big Inspector Lewis/Morse and Downton Abbey fans. Im trying to figure out how many nights we should allow for the oxford area, and whether we can just stay there and visit the cotswolds, Stratford on avon and Warwick, or should we just concentrate on Oxford, and then move on to a hotel/b&B at the other places? Again, just starting to plan - so any advice appreciated. We don't like to be scheduled every minute but to allow some down time to enjoy the country and its citizens. Thanks!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 09, 2014
pronunciations  (5 Answers)

I want to know before I arrive.
How would someone from Oxford pronounce:
Example: Cherwell (Char/well)
The call of a coaswain

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Feb 10, 2014
How cold is it?  (17 Answers)

We're arriving in London this coming Thursday Feb. 13th. What should we wear? How cold is it?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Aug 13, 2013
Flea Market, Car Boot or antique/curio sale on August 24 or 25 in Oxford, Headington or Iffley?

Looking for a good Flea Market, Car Boot or antique/curio sale on August 24 or 25 in Oxford, Headington or Iffley? We will be arriving by rail or the bus from London and will be visiting a pub in Headington and St. Marys church (not for the services) in Iffley by foot or public transportation while in Oxford. Please advise the address or general location of the flea market, etc. All comments are appreciated. Thanks in advance, Chuck
Sorry I posted this in London by mistake.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Jul 15, 2013
Luggage  (3 Answers)

I will be in Oxford in a Saturday and need for store a couple of bags for 3 hours while walking around. Any suggestions?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Mar 25, 2013

Hi just wondered if anyone knows of any karaoke booths you can hire like lucky voice pods? Not interested in karaoke nights in pubs etc just the rooms/booths

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Nov 21, 2012
Best times to visit Oxford  (5 Answers)

I hear Oxford can become quite crowded. Is there a particular time of the year Oxford considers an "off season" (sometime when it is less crowded)?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Nov 13, 2012
Schooltrip to oxford  (10 Answers)

We, two teachers from the Netherlands, are planning a schooltrip to Oxford->Hastings.
We're staying in Oxford for 2 days one day we can fill easily ofcourse but were looking to visit some things in the neighbourhood with our students.
Does anyone have any suggestions of place to visit with a large group of students ages 14-15?

Thanks in advance

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Nov 11, 2012
Oxford during xmas time. Is it worthy?  (5 Answers)

Hullo there,
I'm planning a trip to England between xmas and new year's day.
I would like to visit Oxford but I'm afraid that during those days everything will be closed. I mean: university, literary tours, etc.
What do you think about it? Is it worth a try or is it better to re-plan (maybe during easter holidays)?
Thank you.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Sep 22, 2012
Where to stay and visit?  (8 Answers)


I'm going for a few days to Oxford and would like to stay in a hotel which is in the city centre or is easy to travel to by foot/short bus trip etc.

I saw holiday inn, but is that actualy in town or is it difficult to travel to from the train station?

And could you also recommend what are 4 or 5 "must see" places when visiting Oxford. Meuseums old architecture....whatever anything interesting really.

Thanks :)

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Sep 16, 2012
Driving in the UK countryside.......  (7 Answers)

I intend to rent out a car from Hertz in Oxfordshire..... I have never driven abroad and hence have a few queries
1) What does the term "unlimited miles included" mean? Also, what all forms of "insurance" or "additions" are a must to be safe (the website lists a huge range of can-be-chosen-inclusions)
2) How far is this place "Osney Mead - Ferry Hinskey Road" from the centre of Oxford town or Oxford Railway Station?
3) Whereas where we live, parking is not very heavily regulated & One can always find a familiar road or a parking lot to push the car into; however, in a place like London I am sure this would not at all be the case. However, in these small towns, like Chipping Camden or Bourton on the water or the Slaughters is parking regulated extensively and what does one do in case one doesn't know of parking spaces..... Also, is it a crime to just park by the roadside when one travels from a village to another
Please help... As this will form the basis of my decision to drive or take the bus...

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Sep 10, 2012
Realtors in Oxford  (8 Answers)

Hi all,
I know it's not really a "travel question", but I am starting a job in Oxford in three months and 'm planning to visit from New York for a few days to do some preliminary apartment hunting. My question is: how do real estate agents operate in Oxford (and, I guess, in the UK in general)? Is it like in the US, where you hire an agent and he/she searches for an apartment for you from all available sources, explains the process, helps with paperwork and, then, takes a 1 month commission? Or is it that the agent is solely a representative of his agency and shows you only those apartments which his agency is listing? I've emailed a couple of agents but they were sort of unclear. My web searches also didn't help much. If anyone has had experience in this department or can point me to a good website I'd really appreciate it!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Aug 23, 2012
One day in Oxford  (7 Answers)

I am planning on spending one day in Oxford (it is a tuesday) and wanted a litlle help with my itinerary. I get there, by train about 10:30 am and leave early evening, 7:30 back to london.
I am planning on taking one of the walking tours in the afternoon, but I just need to know if there is anything that is DO NOT MISS. I am a huge book nerd ( I hear there are great book stores), literature buff ( I want to see some Lewis Carroll/CS Lewis/JRR Tolkien related things) and I love good archetecture

Thank you!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Aug 02, 2012
What are the are steps to take english course in oxford?  (5 Answers)

Hello yahoo answer professional guys,

I am Mahdi from Sudan (in Northern Africa and I finally got some money to take an english course for IELTS in oxford. The thing is I never traveled before and I dont know the steps to do so . Add to that I also need to book online, transfer money and make a plan to make the best of my 2-3 weeks stay. Can someone please who went to oxford before or knows about it give me steps to make the most of my travel or at least just steps to get there or any general pointers or any mistakes that I shouldnt make.

I got a passport and a bank account. And I choose oxford because I always wanted to go there. I am 21 years old. First goal is to prepare for and pass IELTS. Then visit places where I can do new things that are exclusive to oxford and visit colleges.

Sorry about my bad english language , thats why I need an english course


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Jun 06, 2012
Oxford from Toronto  (7 Answers)

My brother is trying to get into Oxford this summer, but his dates fall right near the beginning of the Olympics and plane prices to London from Toronto are insane! We have low-cost flights from Toronto to Manchester (and then he'd have a 3-hour train ride--not bad for a Canuck), and I've also suggested he check flights into Cardiff.

So my question is: Is there any other major airport hub around Oxford he should be looking at? Maybe he could fly from Toronto to Ireland or something and then onto cheaper carrier to a smaller English town? Any ideas? I really don't know all the airports in the area.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 16, 2012
Oxford from Bath  (11 Answers)

I plan to do Bath and Oxford in a day. Is this possible ? How do I get from Bath to Oxford ? Is there a direct train ?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Sep 24, 2011
Cycling  (6 Answers)

I´ll go to study to Oxford in October, so I want to know if it´s difficult to move in Oxford in bike? I mean, if the distances are near to move through bike in Oxford going for example to de school, to the center..
Thank you

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Sep 06, 2011
Visiting Oxford

Is anyone visiting Oxford next week who wants to arrange a visit together?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Jul 10, 2011
Moving to oxford...where to live?  (4 Answers)

I'm planning to move to Oxford for a new job. I just need some help with ideas of where to move to. I'll be based in Abingdon. I don't imagine I could get stuck in traffic for too long in the commute from where ever I end up can I??
I've heard Jericho and Summertown are where lots of young professionals live. What cam people tell me about the area. Is there anywhere I should avoid? I want to be in good reach of shops, bars, nice places to eat. I'd appreciate any help. I don't know anyone in Oxford!
Thank u.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 05, 2011
Is it a walkable distance?  (5 Answers)

I'm planning to arrive in Oxford at 10:18. Then I want to take a cruise boat at 11:00 at 'No. 1 Folly Bridge', Folly Bridge, Oxford, OX1 4LB. I looked at the map and it seemed to me that I can easily walk from the station and it may take 20 minutes. But they suggest that I should take a taxi. Is it right?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Feb 06, 2011
Best airport to take train to London  (17 Answers)


I'm coming from overseas to a conference in Oxford.
Which airport in London has the best railway connection to Oxford?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Nov 15, 2010
Transport Oxford to Longworth  (3 Answers)

I am travelling from Birmingham to Oxford and on to Longworth, can anyone suggest whether it would be best to do the journey by train or coach to Birmingham and then is there a bus that goes into Longworth, if so could you please advise where I will find details.

Also is there any budget priced accommodation around or near Longworth.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Nov 02, 2010
Oxford/Bicester to Heathrow airport  (2 Answers)

I would be around Oxford on Thurdsay(4/11/2010)and I thought of doing some shopping at the Bicester village mall. However it does seem quite inconvenient to get from there to the Terminal 1 of the Heathrow airport.
Does anyone have an advice what would be the quickest way?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Sep 26, 2010
B & B in Oxford  (5 Answers)

Hi everybody!

I'm planning on going to Oxford in's been hard to find a place to stay as it seems to me that it's a little expensive. Do anyone has a suggestion on places to stay like a B&B? It doen's have to be too good. Having breakfast and placed in the city will be great and enought!

Thanks in advance!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Aug 05, 2010
Burton Taylor theather

I have been told that there ia small theater in Oxford taht was started my Elizabeth taylor and Richard Burton , is this true and is so where can I find it ?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Feb 22, 2010
Where to stay?  (4 Answers)

I'm considering my first trip to Oxford at the beginning of May, and I have a couple basic questions:

1) If I have only 1 day to visit (from noon Saturday until about 4 pm Sunday), what part of the City would be the most practical for seeing the sights?

2) What hotels in that area would you suggest? Cost is less an issue than comfort.

Thanks for your suggestions.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Jan 15, 2010
Park and Ride  (3 Answers)

Does anyone know if the English concession travel card can be used on the Oxford Park and Ride bus?

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