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The Headington Shark - Things to Know Before Visiting

2 New High St, Headington, Oxford OX3 7AQ, UK

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About The Headington Shark

The Headington Shark is a terraced house located in Headington, Oxford, that features a sculpture of a large shark on the roof. Officially called Untitled 1986, the shark sculpture is embedded head-first, giving the impression of having fallen out of the sky. The Shark became the most famous resident of Headington when it landed in the roof of 2 New High Street in the early hours of Saturday 9 August 1986.

Attractions Near The Headington Shark

South Park
South Park1.49km from The Headington Shark

South Park occupies 50 acres of open space, with magnificent views overlooking Oxford. It is the largest park within Oxford city limits. It is open all day, every day and is 5 minutes walk from Cowley Road in East Oxford. The land was privately owned by the Morrell family of Headington Hill Hall until bought by the Oxford Preservation Trust in 1932 to preserve it as open space.

Shotover Country Park
Shotover Country Park2.14km from The Headington Shark

Shotover Park is an 18th-century country house and park near Wheatley, Oxfordshire, England. The house, garden and parkland are Grade I-listed with English Heritage, and 18 additional structures on the property are also listed.Covering 117 hectares on the southern slopes of Shotover Hill there are spectacular views from the top across south Oxfordshire. The woodland itself has well-maintained paths, and is accessible for a rugged off-road pram, and a few paths are suitable for wheelchairs or pus

Oxford Botanic Garden
Oxford Botanic Garden2.53km from The Headington Shark

A beautiful classic seventeenth-century walled garden founded in 1621. Established as the Oxford Physic Garden for growing medicinal plants used to teach medical students, the Garden was the birthplace of botanical sciences at Oxford. Today it contains over 5,000 different plant species on 1.8 ha. It is one of the most diverse yet compact collections of plants in the world and includes representatives from over 90% of the higher plant families.

Bridge of Sighs
Bridge of Sighs2.83km from The Headington Shark

The Bridge of Sighs is a bridge in Venice, Italy. The enclosed bridge is made of white limestone, has windows with stone bars, passes over the Rio di Palazzo, and connects the New Prison to the interrogation rooms in the Doge's Palace. It was designed by Antonio Contino, whose uncle Antonio da Ponte designed the Rialto Bridge, and it was built in 1600.

Bodleian Library
Bodleian Library2.86km from The Headington Shark

The Bodleian Library is the main research library of the University of Oxford, and is one of the oldest libraries in Europe, and derives its name from its founder Sir Thomas Bodley. With over 13 million printed items, it is the second-largest library in Britain after the British Library. Under the Legal Deposit Libraries Act 2003, it is one of six legal deposit libraries for works published in the United Kingdom.

University Church of St Mary the Virgin
University Church of St Mary the Virgin2.87km from The Headington Shark

The University Church of St. Mary the Virgin is the largest of the city’s parish churches. Surrounded by university buildings, the religious site stands out for its Baroque entrance and spire. Climb the tower for fantastic views of the city center and university buildings, as well as other landmarks. The 13th-century tower is open to the public for a fee and provides good views across the heart of the historic university city, especially Radcliffe Square, the Radcliffe Camera, Brasenose College,

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Oxfordshire is a landlocked county in the far west of the government statistical region of South East England. The ceremonial county borders Warwickshire to the north-west, Northamptonshire to the north-east, Buckinghamshire to the east, Berkshire to the south, Wiltshire to the south-west and Gloucestershire to the west.