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10 Free Things to Do in Oxford, England

Ah, Oxford! The City of Dreaming Spires is most famous for its 800-year-old University, but nowadays the city is a bustling cosmopolitan town with a mix of ancient and modern. While there are plenty of activities in Oxford that cost a pretty pound, there are plenty of free (but premium) things to occupy your visit. Here is a list of our favorite ten free things to do in Oxford, England.

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Getting the Shot: Hogwarts

The Great Hall at Christ Church College was used as the inspiration for the Great Hall of Hogwarts in the Harry Potter films. The location is beautifully impressive – and a challenge to photograph. Find out how to capture the empty elegance of the Great Hall, even on a day crowded with tourists.

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Getting the Shot: Big Ben

The clock tower at Westminster, colloquially known as Big Ben, is one of the most iconic symbols of London. Here’s how to get an epic shot of one of the world’s most famous landmark.

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Ten Favorite World Cities

Often times people ask us about our most favorite cities that we’ve visited. Believe it or not, coming up with only ten is much more difficult that you might think. In the end, our choices are primarily guided by how each of these cities make us feel.

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The Church With the Devil’s Footprint

Munich’s massive Frauenkirche – the Church of Our Lady – is particularly famous for one very odd distinction: it bears the devil’s footprint inside its hallowed halls.

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A Sobering Visit to Dachau Concentration Camp

Dachau Concentration Camp was built in Nazi Germany as a "model camp" for other concentration camps. It mainly housed political prisoners, dissidents, and resistance fighters. The facility was designed to hold 5,000 prisoners. Population numbers fluctuated throughout...

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Jeweled Skeleton of Saint Munditia

Just steps from Marienplatz (Mary's Square) is St. Peter's Church, home to one of Munich's most bizarre relics. Inside the church on the left-hand side is a glass coffin containing the jeweled skeleton remains of Saint Munditia: the matron saint of matrons (or...

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The Legend of St Frideswide

Let me tell you a story about a woman who once lived named Frideswide. Other than a sexy name, you must be thinking, why should I care about a woman who has been long dead? Here are 5 reasons:She founded a priory in Oxford, which later was incorporated into Christ...

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The Changing of the Guard

So you're in London and hitting all the must-see attractions, which obviously includes the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace.  You walk excitedly through St. James Park, with the beautiful Palace coming into view in the distance.  But as you get closer, you...

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Bruges’ Most Famous Citizen

Bruges’ most favorite citizen is of the 4-legged variety. His name is Fidel, and he is beloved by millions of visitors who happen to pass by his open window.

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