The Thames Valley Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in The Thames Valley - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Oxford 15

St. Albans 7

Windsor 4

Henley-on-Thames 3

Aylesbury 2

Dorchester-on-Thames 1

Ascot 1

Marlow 1

Eton 1

Althorp 1

Woburn Abbey 1

Woodstock and Blenheim Palace 1

Cliveden 1

Runnymede 1

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House/ Mansion/ Villa 8

Library/ Archive 1

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Museum/ Gallery 10

Nature Preserve/ Wildlife Refuge 4

Park/ Playground 2

Religious Building/ Site/ Shrine 4

Sports–Sight 1

Trail/ Path 3

Transportation Site (Airport, Bus, Ferry, Train) 10

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Ashmolean Museum

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Britain's oldest public museum displays its rich and varied collections from the Neolithic to the present day over five floors. Innovative...

Carfax Tower

  • Building/Architectural Site

Passing through Carfax, the center of Oxford and where four roads meet, you can spot this tower. It's all that remains of St. Martin's...

Christ Church

  • Educational Institution

Built in 1546, the college of Christ Church is referred to by its members as "The House." This is the site of Oxford's largest quadrangle,...

Christ Church Picture Gallery

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This connoisseur's delight in Canterbury Quadrangle exhibits works by the Italian masters as well as Hals, Rubens, and Van Dyck. Drawings...

Magdalen College

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Founded in 1458, with a handsome main quadrangle and a supremely monastic air, Magdalen (pronounced maud -lin) is one of the most impressive...

Museum of the History of Science

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The Ashmolean, the world's oldest public museum, was originally housed in this 1683 building, which now holds scientific and mathematical...

New College

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One of the university's best-known and oldest colleges (dating to 1379), New College stands alongside New College Lane, known for its...

Oxford University Museum of Natural History

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This highly decorative Victorian Gothic creation of cast iron and glass, more a cathedral than a museum, is worth a visit for its architecture...

Pitt Rivers Museum

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More than half a million intriguing archaeological and anthropological items from around the globe, based on the collection bequeathed...

Radcliffe Camera and Bodleian Library

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A vast library, the domed Radcliffe Camera is Oxford's most spectacular building, built in 1737–49 by James Gibbs in Italian Baroque...