Experience a unique city tour with Oxford City Council’s free augmented reality trail. This exciting journey around Oxford city centre is designed for families to discover the city and learn about its diverse communities.

Character from Trails of the City augmented reality walking tour

How to enjoy the augmented reality trail

Joining the trail is easy:

  • start by opening the Trails of the City - Oxford web address on your smartphone
  • plan your adventure by looking at the trail map. Choose any number of stops from the 10 available locations
  • at each stop, scan the QR code to collect stamps and see augmented reality characters come to life
  • capture fun photos or selfies with the characters and share them on social media using #OxfordTrail
  • to learn more about each location’s story and videos, we suggest exploring them at home in a quiet environment

Here are the locations and where to find the QR codes:

  • Museum of Oxford: shop kiosk desk
  • Covered Market: near the bronze gnome at the Corn Market entrance
  • Old Fire Station: café window near the door
  • Blackwell's Booksellers: large window display by the door
  • Art Café: window near the door
  • Yellow Submarine: window near the door
  • Worcester Street Car Park: pay and display machine on the shelter window
  • Story Museum: café window on the street
  • Jolly Farmers: street-facing window near the door
  • Restore Garden Café: to the left of the gate