Walking Tours at Our Hotel in Oxford


Walking Tours at our unique Oxford hotel

Here at the Vanbrugh House, Oxford hotel we encourage our guests to explore all that Oxford has to offer. The best way to do this is on foot and our boutique hotel in Oxford now offer bespoke walking tours with Oxford expert Isabella Underhill. Call us direct on 01865 244 622 to arrange your bespoke walking tour. 

Bodelian Camera

Isabella Underhill, based at our Oxford hotel, is a graduate in History of Art and Italian at University College London, has an extensive knowledge and passion for Oxford and its University.

Oxford is an incredibly walkable city and a guided tour is the best way to explore and experience its many hidden secrets. Many literary heroes have wandered our City of Dreaming Spires.

We can arrange a bespoke tour for you at our Oxford hotel to take a guided stroll around the city that inspired renowned authors such as J.R.R Tolkien and C.S. Lewis to write their bestselling novels. 

Visit the hallowed halls of world-famous Oxford University, where scenes from the acclaimed Harry Potter movies were filmed.

Isabella can tailor your tour to your interests.

Favourites include a visit to literary heroes’ favourite pubs, places that inspired their writing, and of course a guide to Oxford University, where some of these much-loved authors studied.

The bespoke walking tour also features a brief overview of some of the city’s key historic landmarks such as The Bodleian Library, The Ashmolean, The Radcliffe Camera and Radcliffe Square.

Bicycles in Oxford

Walking Tours in Oxford

We stayed in an elegant top floor superior room, tastefully decorated with a very comfortable bed and oodles of space! The staff were so welcoming and catered for our every need. Breakfast we were spoilt for choice - everything looked scrumptious! Highly recommended!


Stay in our luxury Oxford Hotel Bedrooms…

All of our 22 rooms are luxurious and uniquely designed, ensuring you can relax in style.
more info…


Explore our Oxford Hotel history…

To stay at Vanbrugh House Hotel is to live at the heart of Oxford, past and present. Our hotel has a rich history and is named after...
more info…


Indulge in 10% off our Oxford hotel...…

Make your visit to our hotel in Oxford extra special with 10% off when you book direct, simply quote "VHH10"…
more info…

Explore Oxford

Learn more with
our Oxford City Centre Hotel

Oxford, also known as the City of Dreaming Spires is one of the UK’s most popular destinations with over 1000 years of history for you to explore.

This stunning medieval city has something to offer everyone regardless of age or interest.



Your next adventure awaits

Oxford is awash with the promise of romance and inspiration, perfect for the curious traveller staying at our hotel in Oxford.



Take a tour of our Oxford Hotel

Dating back to the 18th century, Vanbrugh offers 22 uniquely designed rooms each with their own unique character and charm.


Follow us on instagram

# vanbrughhousehotel

Take a Trip to Wonderland in Oxford
Take a Trip to Wonderland in Oxford

It’s a well-known fact that Lewis Carroll, author of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, i… more

Cycle Routes in Oxford
Cycle Routes in Oxford

Summer is the perfect time to get outside and explore Oxfordshire’s beautiful scenery from our… more

Celebrate Success at Oxford University
Celebrate Success at Oxford University

There is no better place to celebrate success than the academic city of Oxford, awash with a rich sc… more


With its stunning architecture, cobbled streets, and numerous picturesque green parks, Oxford is a w… more