Oxford, famous for its spires and once regarded as a University City, is now a cosmopolitan, bustling centre that caters for the Hi tech economy while holding on to its University status and charm.
With is mix of ancient and modern, there is plenty for the Hen Party girls to do. Whether it is admiring one of the countless historic buildings, colleges, art galleries or Museums, going out for a drink or a meal, taking in a show or the “shop till you drop” experience, Oxford has it all.
This City is a haven for the culture vulture, so for once forget about the bungee jumping, paintballing and quad biking and get stuck into the local heritage, beautiful buildings and historical places of interest.
The best way to experience this is by taking one of the many walking tours, many of them themed, that highlight the fantastic diversity in this historic city.
For instance, take the “Inspector Morse tour” and follow in the footsteps of the City’s celebrated TV detective and his successor, Lewis, created by Oxford Author Colin Dexter. Visit the scenes of their best known cases and enjoy the Lively anecdotes along the way.
Alternatively take the University and City tour that will lead the Hen Party through the heart of the historic city centre, illustrating the history of Oxford and it’s university and describing the architecture and traditions of its most famous buildings and institutions.
For the hens that get a buzz from the macabre and gory, there’s the “Magic, Murder and Mayhem Tour” where visitors delve into the back round of secret societies, alchemists, martyrs, traitors, rogues and criminals. Discover also one of the World’s largest collections of amulets, talismans and magical items.
There are several other tours, “Alice in Wonderland”, “The American Roots” “The Civil War” “C.S Lewis” and so forth.
For the shopping Hens, the beautiful City centre is Paradise found. The choice of outlets is amazing with all the popular high street brands featuring prominently. Add to that the selection of boutiques where browsing is an art form as your run your fingers across the exotic threads that dangle from the rails. Your flexible friendly plastic card will be dizzy when you finish filling the shopping bags.
When the day of Shopping, sightseeing and touring is over, take you Hen Party and check into one of the many excellent hotels in the city. There are over forty to chose from ranging from five star to budget.
After dark, the city comes alive again with a vibrant night scene geared towards the huge student population and visitors. Pubs, clubs and restaurants are in abundance with choices to suit all tastes.