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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
Description:

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:

- maps and guides

- discounted tickets to attractions in the area

- left luggage service and a wide selection of gifts and souvenirs.

- tickets for local events

- accommodation bookings

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$97.81*
and up
Private Oxford City and University Walking Tour including College Visits
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US$163.01*
and up
Private Harry Potter Filming Locations Tour in Oxford

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Visited the Centre to enquire what tours were available over the weekend. My husband wantedquite a bit of detail/information but found the Yong girl to be rather vague and slow... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2017
Annie292014
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Aberdare, United Kingdom
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Watertown, Connecticut
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The knowledgeable staff are helpful to new visitors and provide good advice about tours, transportation, and attractions. Also provided helpful advice about London. First rate place of its kind.

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Thank m00se56
kiev
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58 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked the tour about Harry Potter filming from the Oxford Visitor Information - and it was fantastic. i am third time in Oxford - and with Linda Selens i was asking myself:why I didn't see this before??? don't think that she tells only about Harry - she knows a lot about Oxford, British literature and films. She also uses... More 

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

We're so glad you enjoyed the tour. Thank you for the review! More 

Warwick, United Kingdom
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532 reviews
337 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 470 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a look at the gifts/souvenirs. As we were being very touristy, we required information about the town centre and thought this was a good place for that info. We requested a city centre map or small leaflet type map which is typical of any tourist centre. They were charging 50p for the smaller map which you would need a... More 

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

Hi Ray, thanks for your review. I'm sorry you were disappointed that we can't provide free maps. There is also an option to download the map free from our website, but to try and control the amount of paper wasted and to cover our costs we charge for the paper maps. We hope you enjoyed your visit to Oxford. More 

Salt Lake City, Utah
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20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice 2 hour walking tour of Oxford colleges. We got to see idonic locations from Inspector Morse and Harry Potter. We walked inside some colleges and saw the dining halls.

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Thank Dave E
Tel Aviv, Israel
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42 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

This is centrally located and has a treasure trove of information about everything you could want to know about Oxford and the surrounding area. In the back room there are two walls of free pamphlets about more stuff than you can imagine. They also sell guidebooks and maps. The staff is super helpful.

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

Dear Malka, thank you for your review. I'm glad we had everything you were looking for! More 

Aberdare, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Visited the Centre to enquire what tours were available over the weekend. My husband wantedquite a bit of detail/information but found the Yong girl to be rather vague and slow. he did eventually book a Tour for the Sunday morning. There are small gifts and quite informative books on the local attractions but some things are rather expensive. The shop... More 

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Thank Annie292014
ExperienceOx, Manager at Oxford Visitor Information Centre, responded to this review

Many thanks for your detailed review, that will help us to improve our service. We look forward to welcoming you to Oxford again. More 

Hastings, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

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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92 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

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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29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

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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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017 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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Thank David E

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