Visit Oxford by Canal Boat

Visit Oxford by Canal Boat

Oxford is one of Britain’s most popular tourist destinations and is packed with fascinating museums (many of them free to visit), world-famous historic buildings, mouth-watering restaurants, ancient pubs and fantastic shops.

Hire a canal boat from Drifters’ base at Eynsham on the River Thames near Witney and you could be moored up in Oxford City Centre in just three hours.

From here you can use your canal boat holiday home as a base to enjoy all that Oxford has to offer – from climbing the beautiful 14th century Carfax Tower to take in a view of Oxford’s ‘dreaming spires’, seeing the witch in a bottle at the Pitt Rivers Museum, visiting the remains of the dodo at the University Museum of Natural History, touring the incredible Ashmolean Museum to stocking up on goodies in the Covered Market, lunching at the Trout at Wolvercote, a favourite Inspector Morse pub and discovering the real Harry Potter Hogwarts Hall at Christ Church College.

On a week’s narrowboat holiday, you could continue along the Thames to Wallingford and Henley or transfer to the Oxford Canal and head to Banbury.

Short breaks from Drifters’ canal boat hire base at Oxford start at £330, including fuel, weekly breaks from £470.

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