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Is it workable to tour Winsor castle and Oxford University in one day?

I have only one day to visit outskirt of London, I would like to visit Oxford mainly to take some photos of the great dining hall in the Christ Church college for my son who is a Harry Potter die-hard fan. I wish to visit Winsor Castle myself, but I don't know if one day is enough to visit both places, not in depth, but just to get out of London and take a peak of the Royal residence

Posted by
203 posts

I don't really see the point of going to Oxford just to take photos for somebody else - if your son was with you fair enough, but since he's not I think you'd be better off saving Oxford for a trip with him in tow and focusing on Windsor.

Posted by
914 posts

I say go to Windsor, tour the castle and walk around the town. I'd leave Oxford for another time. I think your son can visit for himself one day. Too much rushing around otherwise.
My 2 cents!

Posted by
14 posts

Hi one important factor to consider is that whilst it is only 45 miles from Windsor to Oxford, this could take 1 1/2 hours plus to travel and parking in Oxford town center or even driving into it will be difficult. You may well struggle to do both any justice in one day

Posted by
3988 posts

I vote for Windsor and enjoy a leisurely day rather than trying to rush from place to place.

Posted by
1010 posts

You can't visit any of the colleges, when they are in session. Go for Windsor Castle instead.