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Oxford, the "City of Dreaming Spires" has so much to offer to the visitor - University Colleges, Museums, art galleries, theatre, punting on the river, walking tours, parks & gardens, shopping and much much more.

Parklands is just 15 minutes walk away from the City Centre and University Colleges or you can use the excellent bus service from North Oxford. The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford's famous Bodleian Library, Radcliffe Camera and the Botanic Gardens are also within walking distance and there are art galleries (as well as the famous Rose & Crown pub) on North Parade as close as just 5 minutes away.

For the more adventurous, there's always the time-honoured tradition of punting on the river - pick up a punt (and some tips for how to stay on it) at The Cherwell Boathouse just 8 minutes away. Alternatively, the land lubbers amongst you might prefer to explore via one of the many organised walking tours available from the Tourist Information Centre (15 minutes away on Broad Street) or perhaps join the Oxford City Sightseeing Tour whose buses stop just 2 minutes from our front door.

Shop-a-holics will find both big names and small independents available for retail therapy, including unique little gems such as Alice's Shop (filled with Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland memorabilia) in St Aldates and the Covered Market in Oxford's famous High Street. Don't forget the souvenirs!

Finally, as the evening closes in on a full day's exploring, those still with any energy left might enjoy catching the latest production at the Oxford Playhouse or the New Theatre followed by a late dinner at a City Centre restaurant (or perhaps at one of our favourites back in North Oxford) before returning to Parklands for a well-deserved rest.

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