Oxford Travel Blog› entry 5 of 33 › view all entries
On this day I took an early train out to Oxford just to see what it was like. I didn't have any rail pass this entire trip, so I had to pay for all these. Believe me, it does add up fast. Anyway, I arrived into Oxford in the morning and took a look around. From what I could tell, there are two main sites in the city - Christ Church and Trinity College. Talk about some holy names! Christ Church was open to the public, so I paid the couple pounds and headed inside. This beautiful old building is awe inspiring today, as it was in the day of Lewis Carroll. The author of Alice in Wonderland spent some time here during his live. In the dining hall, you can even see pictures of his characters in the stained glass windows. Look closely!
From Christ Church college I headed over to Oxford Castle. This castle has been around for over 1000 years and still holds many secrets. It was a prison until as late as 1996, where it was shut down and converted into the site it is today. I paid to walk around the place with an audio guide. The stories of escapes and death and horror were neat, but I got a little bored listening and reading all the signs. Still, it was neat to walk around the castle and see what it was like. Reasonable price for an Englishman, but with the conversion I thought it was a little high!
I took the train back to London and spent the rest of the evening there.