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Top places to photograph in Oxford
These are the very best Oxford Instagram spots, curated by the PhotoHound team. If you've got limited time here, these are the must-see locations to shoot while you're in Oxford!
The University Church of St Mary’s the Virgin is an Oxford church situated on the north side of the High Street. Standing in the very centre of Oxford, it is the spiritual heart of the oldest university in Britain It is the centre from which the University of Oxford grew and its parish consists almost exclusively of university and college buildings. For photographers, the appealing gothic architecture makes for a great picture, but even better is the view at the top of the tower. This beautiful and elegant building can be photographed from several different angles externally and internally.
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Situated along New College Lane, the Bridge of Sighs links the two halves of Hertford College. Built in 1913, the bridge (officially called Hertford Bridge) has become a landmark for Oxford and was a regular backdrop in the Inspector Morse TV series. For a photographer, this beautiful and unique structure can be photographed from both sides. The bridge is only accessible to students.
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Brill Windmill is a Grade II Listed Post Mill with 17th century origins in a beautiful hill-top village. It is one of the most popular spots outside the city mostly because of its unique structure and incredible views.
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Blenheim Palace is a Unesco World Heritage Site and is home to the 12th Duke of Marlborough and his family and the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. It is one of the most photogenic buildings outside of the city and a masterpiece of Baroque architecture. For a photographer, it offers a beautiful building that can be photographed from several different angles, gorgeous sculpted grounds to walk within and photograph and magnificently decorated interior rooms. The building is accessible to the public.
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New College was founded in 1379 by William of Wykeham. The college is one of the largest, most famous and architecturally striking colleges with beautifully large gardens and a diversity of modern and old buildings.
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