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Address: No 2 New High Street | Headington, Oxford OX3 7AQ, England
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Always worth a diversion

The shark is always worth a diversion if you are in the area. I remember the fuss when the owner first put it up.

Reviewed 3 August 2016
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Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

The Headington shark is a classic landmark that all visitors to Oxford should make a special effort to visit. It is exceptionally unusual.

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Vancouver, Canada
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviewed 17 August 2016

I wouldn't travel just to see it. But it's fun if you're in the area. It has been there a long time, as locals mentioned their children remembering it from 50 years ago.

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Thank 711Fran711
Oxford
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34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

I see this sculpture at the end of our garden every day when I wake up. I just love it. It gives a great sense of focus to the view. Because of its location and ours, we are the only house that has such a good view across a garden.

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Thank dac3uk
Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 August 2016

Absoluately brilliant, quite a sight! Well worth the trip, as location is a little way from the centre of Oxford.

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Thank Everythingmustgo
Oxford, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016

Luckily didn't go out my way to see this as its funny to see but after about 2 mins the funs over.theresnot much to say but don't go out your way to see this

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Bristol
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154 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016

The shark is always worth a diversion if you are in the area. I remember the fuss when the owner first put it up.

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Thank LichTraveller
Guildford, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

It is just a shark sculpture embedded in a roof of a house BUT it's got to be seen to be believed!! And defo worth a photo! Just off the main road passing through Headi grin, a few houses down, so an easy detour! The local chippy also has a shark on their roof but nowhere near as impressive as... More 

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Thank Hasford
Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016

It is just a private house in a little ally, but if you pass by... it is well worth a picture for sure!

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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446 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Visited over a week ago with hubby when in Oxford for the day. Have to say never seen anything like it. Erected in August 1986 this rooftop sculpture was renovated in August 2007. Apparently it's saying something about CND, Nuclear Power, Chernobyl & Nagasaki. Certainly worth taking a look at, but be mindful/respectful of the fact that this is a... More 

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016

Heard of this unusual sight but no actual substitute for seeing it. Very bizarre and no doubt a great topic for discussion both locally and afar. Very amusing unless you happen to live. Next door to it perhaps but I s certainly different.

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