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Exploring Oxford in 2 hours!

Almost 2 weeks ago (where on earth has that time gone???)  I headed to Oxford to attend a special event with Sky One to celebrate the launch of A Discovery of Witches (it started on 14th September!)
I arrived in Oxford early to do some exploring and managed to pack in a lot of sightseeing into just 2 hours! I visited Oxford Castle which was also a prison and if I’d had longer I would have gone on the guided tour. I climbed the Mound to get a view of the city.

I ventured into the Westgate and Clarendon shopping centres then back onto the streets, avoiding the many bicycles!
I had a peek through the doors of some of the colleges. I was a little disappointed not to be able to visit Keble College where my great uncle attended, but it was a little too far away from the centre of the city and I was running out of time.
I popped to the Radcliffe Camera, the Bodleian Library and the Bridge of Sighs. I wandered around the cathedral grounds. So many beautiful sights!

One place which was poignant and appealed to the historian in me was the memorial to Cranmer, Ridley and Latimer who were burned at the stake by Mary I. This links back to our trip to Carmarthen and the unfortunate story of Bishop Ferrar.

I can definitely imagine our family having a weekend away to Oxford as there were so many places I’d love to visit including the Museum of the History of Science and the Museum of Natural History.
Have you been to Oxford and are there any unmissable places that we should visit?


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