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Discover the festive side of Oxford by night! Free Tour

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  • Oxford
  • Available in: English
  • Duration: 2 hours

About the guru Alex

Hello! I’m Alex, a resident of Oxford and long-time tour guide with a wealth of knowledge and experience. I’m passionate about this city’s past and present and would love the opportunity to share it with you.

Hello! I’m Alex, a resident of Oxford and long-time tour guide with a wealth of knowledge and experience. I’m passionate about this city’s past and present and would love the opportunity to share it with you.

About the tour

Join me in exploring the medieval lanes of Oxford by the light of its historic streetlamps. Beginning at Oxford Castle you’ll learn how Christmas would have been celebrated by the first Oxfordians over 1000 years ago and uncover what the 25th of December would have been like for a Victorian prisoner.

Heading into the heart of the city we’ll swing by some of the most famous Colleges of the University of Oxford, including Christchurch, Balliol , Trinity and Queens, seeing how each of them has put their own spin on Christmas celebrations down the centuries. You'll discover why the University of Oxford has two Christmases, learn which college celebrates by serving up a boar's head, and who hosts the Nepotists’ Carol concert.

We'll also make a stop in Radcliffe Square, home of the Bodleian Library, University Church and possibly the doorway to Narnia. Here I'll explain how the city of Oxford has inspired some of the great works of Christmas literature before finishing with a look at some of the City's most famous buildings and an optional mulled wine tasting for an extra fee.

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How to find me: In front of the Castle mound wearing a Discover Oxford T-shirt (and probably a hat and scarf)

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