A March 2004 trip
to Oxford by Glamazon22
Quote: Oxford is a small town, but there's much to see. I went here on a day trip with my roommate. My goal was to see Blenheim Palace, where Kenneth Branagh's version of Hamlet was filmed. Walking through Oxford made me for some reason feel smarter. Maybe all that education was getting to me.
Oxford has a nice bus transporation system. My roomie and I took a bus to Blenheim Palace. I advise to figure out what you want to see and where they are in relation to the train station and the main city. The bus system, as good as it is, is a little confusing to figure out, so just know where you want to go and ask around for what bus to take. Most of the attractions are in the city, so just walk around and let your camera trigger-finger go!
While I was there, I was able to tour the grounds, and for some unknown reason, there were people dress in period costumes and an all-black carriage with black horses. I am unsure if this is a regular occurrence or there was a special event, but it was cool to feel like I stepped right into a time warp.
Cost per person:
Adult - £13
Senior Citizens and Students - £10.50
Child (5 to 16 years included) - £7.50
Family (two adults and two children) - £35
Take the no. 20 bus from the Oxford train station or Gloucester Green bus station in the city centre to Woodstock. With return, it is £3.70. The times are either 5 minutes past the hour or 25 minutes to the hour, and the journey takes 30 minutes. Direct bus contact: 01865 772250
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 23, 2005
Off the A44 from the Oxford by-pass
Woodstock, England OX20 1PX
+44 1993 811091