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Here is a list of books for Oxford that you may find useful.

If you plan to travel to Oxford you may be interested in some guide books and travel books that will help you plan your stay in Oxford and to find your way around. Click on any book for more information or to buy.



Oxford books: Maps

Oxford Mini Map (A-Z Mini Map) [Folded Map]
Oxford Mini Map (A-Z Mini Map) [Folded Map]

The A-Z Little Map range is an innovative concept that utilises the brochure format patented by the Little Book Company Ltd. with large scale A-Z mapping to produce a pocket size city centre map that is both informative and user friendly. This coloured street map covers the city centre of Oxford at an easy to read scale of approximately five and a half inches to one mile. As the concept of the Little Map implies, the map is presented as a book which measures 105mm X 65mm and this can be opened up to a single A3 sheet. On the reverse of the sheet is the index, which lists streets, selected flats, walkways, and selected places of interest. Also on the reverse is an enlarged section of the city centre, a separate index to colleges and a road map of the Oxford area.

Price: £2.50

Publication: 28 Jun 2012

Oxford Mini Map (A-Z Mini Map) [Folded Map]   Oxford Mini Map (A-Z Mini Map) [Folded Map]


Oxford, Chipping Norton and Bicester (Landranger Maps) (OS Landranger Map) [Folded Map]
Oxford, Chipping Norton and Bicester (Landranger Maps) (OS Landranger Map) [Folded Map]

Perfect for day trips and short breaks, the OS Landranger Map series covers Great Britain with 204 detailed maps. Each map provides all the information you need to get to know your local area and includes places of interest, tourist information, picnic areas and camp sites, plus Rights of Way information for England and Wales.

Price: £5.24

Publication: 6 Mar 2006

Oxford, Chipping Norton and Bicester (Landranger Maps) (OS Landranger Map) [Folded Map]   Oxford, Chipping Norton and Bicester (Landranger Maps) (OS Landranger Map) [Folded Map]


Oxford books: Travel Guides

Insight Guides: Great Breaks Oxford (Insight Great Breaks)
Insight Guides: Great Breaks Oxford (Insight Great Breaks)

Whether you're on a relaxing weekend break or an active holiday, this collection of 12 irresistible walks and tours in and around the 'city of dreaming spires' is sure to appeal. Great Breaks Oxford is packed with vivid colour photographs and inspiration for things to do with kids in tow.

The book starts with the 10 top attractions in Oxford, including the iconic Bodleian Library and punting on the Thames, followed by essential background information on Oxford's culture, history, and food and drink. Next are 12 wonderful self-guided walks and tours taking in the best places to visit in Oxford, from the historic heart of the university to idyllic Port Meadow and beyond. The tours have clear maps, places to eat and drink, and top accommodation recommendations. The final section of the book offers a selection of listings for things to do in Oxford, with sections on active holidays (including boating and punting) and themed holidays such as walking and wildlife. There is also a practical information section and comprehensive accommodation listings.

Price: £5.99

Publication: 2 April 2013

Insight Guides: Great Breaks Oxford (Insight Great Breaks)   Insight Guides: Great Breaks Oxford (Insight Great Breaks)


Oxford PopOut Travel Guide - handy pocket size Oxford city guide with pop-up Oxford city centre map (PopOut Maps) [Abridged, Audiobook, Box Set, Illustrated, Large Print]
Oxford PopOut Travel Guide - handy pocket size Oxford city guide with pop-up Oxford city centre map (PopOut Maps) [Abridged, Audiobook, Box Set, Illustrated, Large Print]

Oxford PopOut Guide - handy pocket size Oxford city guide with pop-up Oxford city map
The ultimate Oxford guide book!

Slap bang in the middle of England, Oxford is a city of enviable fortune: stunning architecture, abundant gardens and riverways, academic excellence and cultural richness. Whether you re visiting for the sightseeing or the shopping, the cuisine or the nightlife this Oxford travel guide is the perfect guide for your short break. Combining destination expertise with an award-winning pop-up map, this handy city guide will provide all the information you need to get the most out of your trip.

The handy Oxford pocket-size guide includes a detailed PopOut city centre map and a 32 page full colour illustrated travel guide. The guide is then divided in to 5 chapters:
see it - the best places to see from museums & cathedrals to markets, monuments and much more
buy it - pinpoints the key shopping areas and stores to target
watch it - places to be entertained: shows, theatres, music venues, ballet, comedy, cinema and nightlife
taste it - from ethnic cuisine to local fare to the top places for an evening cocktail; all the best places to eat and drink
know it - all the practical information you need to get the best out of your trip

Packed with advice and information, this handy pocket size Oxford travel guide will help you get the most out of your trip.

Price: £2.99

Publication: 6 Mar 2013

Oxford PopOut Travel Guide - handy pocket size Oxford city guide with pop-up Oxford city centre map (PopOut Maps) [Abridged, Audiobook, Box Set, Illustrated, Large Print]   Oxford PopOut Travel Guide - handy pocket size Oxford city guide with pop-up Oxford city centre map (PopOut Maps) [Abridged, Audiobook, Box Set, Illustrated, Large Print]


Oxford books: History & Heritage

Oxford: An Architectural Guide
Oxford: An Architectural Guide

Few cities have a greater concentration of significant architecture than Oxford. Within a city of only 130,000 inhabitants there are important buildings, many of them of great beauty, from every period from the eleventh century down to the present. Geoffrey Tyack chronicles the architectural development of Oxford—both University and City—from its origins to the late twentieth century, explaining the idiosyncracies of Oxford's architectural history, and placing the buildings within their historical context. His approach is chronological, and his emphasis on what can actually be seen. Although many books have been written about individual buildings and various aspects of Oxford architecture, no book of this kind has been published for many years.

Price: £10.87

Publication: 19 Mar 1998

Oxford: An Architectural Guide   Oxford: An Architectural Guide


Oxford books: Walking and Tours

City Walks OXFORD: fascinating local walks bringing the city to life
City Walks OXFORD: fascinating local walks bringing the city to life

Are you visiting Oxford for the first time? Or are you an avid walker interested in taking a stroll around Oxford's scenic and famous sites?

Whether you visit Oxford regularly or are a first-time visitor, City Walks Oxford provides a new look at this charming city with unique insights and imaginative tours. Take any route and see Oxford come to life, from Jericho and Port Meadow to Headington and Iffley, see Oxford's historic sites and top attractions. Expert local guide Victoria Bentata Azaz gives you a personal tour of Oxford, with each walk packed full of intriguing tales and fascinating features including, Oxford Castle, the colleges of Oxford University and its world-class museums and libraries. Learn little-known facts and tales in an entertaining and exciting way and discover the stories and events that shaped Oxford into one of the most famous cities in England. Take this handy guide with you as you walk through Oxford and explore the off-route detours to find the most scenic or historic spots, or link two or more routes that interest you to create your own unique day out.

Be guided to the most famous areas and lesser known corners of Oxford with City Walks Oxford, including:

• 15 short walks around Oxford from the academic heart of the city to the palatial grandeur of Blenheim
• Dozens of intrigung tales and fascinating histories told in each walk
• Simple route description and easy-to-follow map
• Key features and viewpoints for each walk
• Walk statistics including distance and estimated time
• Accompanying colour photographs
• Recommended refreshment stops

Your personal Oxford tour guide.

Price: £6.69

Publication: 22 Oct 2012

City Walks OXFORD: fascinating local walks bringing the city to life   City Walks OXFORD: fascinating local walks bringing the city to life


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