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Oxford Visitor Information Centre

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Address: 15-16 Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3AS, England
Phone Number:
+44 1865 686430
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Today
09:30 - 17:00
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 15:30
Mon - Sat 09:30 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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The Oxford Visitor Information Centre down Broad Street should be your...

The Oxford Visitor Information Centre down Broad Street should be your first stop when arriving in Oxford to plan your visit in the city and around Oxfordshire. The Team can assist you with booking your ticket on an Official Guided Walking Tours, the best way to start your visit; advice on what to see and do and help with itinerary planning.

We also offer discounted tickets to attractions in the area, tickets for local events, accommodation bookings, left luggage service and a wide selection of gifts and souvenirs.

Opening details:

July - August

Monday - Saturday 9.30am - 5.30pm

Sunday 10am - 4pm

September - June

Monday - Saturday 9.30am - 5.00pm

Sunday 10am - 3.30pm

NOTE: Opening times over Christmas and New Years might change.

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US$ 158.32*
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Private Oxford City and University Walking Tour including College Visits
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Went looking for road map

Very helpful, lots of useful leaflets for places of interest. Mamber of staff showed me on a map what I needed to know.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Hastings, United Kingdom
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Hastings, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very helpful, lots of useful leaflets for places of interest. Mamber of staff showed me on a map what I needed to know.

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Thank Tonybythesea
ExperienceOx, Manager at Oxford Visitor Information Centre, responded to this review

I'm glad we could help, Tony. Thanks for the review. More 

Hinckley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Although not particularly busy (in my opinion), the staff appeared distracted and not especially welcoming or helpful. One of the leaflets I picked up from a display was out of date (events from Nov to Jan).

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Thank Marilyn S
ExperienceOx, Manager at Oxford Visitor Information Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback Marilyn. We do our best to keep all leaflets up to date, but one must have slipped through the net. I hope we can assist you better next time. More 

Stamford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

popped in to get a map and was recommended the £2.50 guide pamphlet which accurately describes a town walk. Staff were very helpful and professional.

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Thank alan k
Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booking via the internet we met up with Bella our guide outside the Information Centre in Broad Street. Bella was very knowledgeable and informative telling us with passion about the great halls of Oxford. Brilliant two hours and a must if visiting this beautiful city

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Telford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am impressed by the staff, they are very good even though they are being bombarded with questions. Very helpful

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Thank Bigbigroy
ExperienceOx, Manager at Oxford Visitor Information Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. I hope you enjoyed your visit to Oxford. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Maps started at 50p to a couple of quid. Really! Charging 50p for an A4 basic map of the town. No Map outside for general use by sightsee'ers although the council have a few dotted about the town.

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Thank Jon A
ExperienceOx, Manager at Oxford Visitor Information Centre, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. We hope you enjoyed your visit to Oxford. Sorry you didn't like our charging 50p for a basic map. We encourage saving paper wherever possible, and the small charge helps this cause as well as covering our costs. You can alternatively download the same map for free, over our free wifi. More 

Chatham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Most of the tours can be booked through here. Gift shop and maps on sale inside. Staff are helpful and friendly, that's all you need for an information centre.

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Thank carol g
ExperienceOx, Manager at Oxford Visitor Information Centre, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review. More 

Greater London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very helpful informative staff. Easy to buy bus tickets and book walks around Oxford. Maps were available but had to pay for them

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Thank Krissie17
Newport Beach, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Oxford Official Guided Walking Tour We took the Tube Oxford bus from Earl's Court Station in West London, and returned at the Westfield Shopping Mall, Shepard's Hill Tube station. Just be aware, where the bus drops off is not the same location for the return ride back! There are a number of drop-off locations within London. Reconfirm with the driver!... More 

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ExperienceOx, Manager at Oxford Visitor Information Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We're glad to hear you enjoyed your day in Oxford. Come again soon! More 

Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

They have lots of info about events and attractions. Very friendly service. If you need a place for storing your luggage for few hours it will be their service with a reasonable price. And with a smile.

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Thank kirsihaa
ExperienceOx, Manager at Oxford Visitor Information Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice review. I'm glad we were helpful to you. More 

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