Trains to Oxford
Cheap Trains to Oxford
"I wonder if anybody does anything at Oxford but dream and remember, the place is so beautiful. One almost expects the people to sing instead of speaking. It is all like an opera.” William Butler Yeats
Known as the “city of dreaming spires” and the home of the oldest university in the English-speaking world, Oxford is famous not just with students but with millions of travellers from all over the world. No wonder so many actors, athletes, scientists, poets and politicians have lived or studied in this city, such as Stephen Hawking, Hugh Grant and even former U.S. president Bill Clinton. Oxford's colleges are built from archaic golden coloured stones and set within rustic streets that provide the city with a charm that its visitors will instantly find attractive.
Visiting Oxford by Train
Many railway stations offer journeys to Oxford, including Manchester Piccadilly, Birmingham New Street and London Paddington, from which the journey will take about an hour.
Getting around Oxford is easy, especially between the city’s top tourist spots. Most people opt to walk within the city centre or use the comprehensive bus system that will help you travel faster around the city while still providing a high level of convenience.
Prepare to be amazed by the "finest street in England", as it was termed by American novelist Nathaniel Hawthorne. As you get to the High Street, you will feel like you are in the setting of an old English film, with a twist of modern shops, restaurants, cafes and hotels. Shopaholic or not, few can resist buying a thing or two here. There are a couple of bus stops along the street whether you are heading to the Carfax Tower or the Magdalen Bridge. If you prefer walking, you can stop at various different colleges and attractions such as Brasenose College, All Souls College, Oriel College, Merton College and the University Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, as well as a lot more.
If you want to see more of Oxford's amazing architecture, then head to St Aldate’s to see Christ Church College. It is probably the most famous Oxford college, having been featured in movies such as The Golden Compass and Harry Potter. It also houses the Tom Tower, Tom Quad, Christ Church Cathedral and Christ Church Picture Gallery.
Want to get the best view of Oxford? Hop on the bus going to Westgate and you'll find the Oxford Castle. It is attached to St George's Tower wherein you can climb the 100 steps, learn the rich history of the castle and indulge in a majestic view of Oxford. Climbing the full set of steps is well worth the effort.
Main stations in Oxford
- Oxford Parkway