Oxford City is just over 30 miles from our vacation rental, www.houfy.com/1016
Quite a few of our guests at Sansome House Cottage spend at least a day exploring this wonderful city. You can mingle with the students, enjoy the ancient and historical buildings, the quirky shops. pubs and byways, the relaxing river, garden, parks and musical events, or the gourmet restaurants of Oxford. This website has some great links to the top 10 things to do in Oxford. It also covers things to see in Oxfordshire.
If you like quirky, head up the hill to Headington for this pretty amazing piece of sculpture in my photo below, by someone with a bizarre sense of humour. The local council tried to remove it but it has now been here for many many years.