Visiting Oxford

(Oxford, England)

Set in the beautiful county of Oxfordshire, Oxford is foremost a historic seat of learning, boasting the oldest university in the English speaking world. With this claim to fame firmly under its belt, it's no wonder it has notable architecture spanning the centuries. Being a university city, it also has all the entertainment and nightlife trimmings you'd hope for, not to mention a relaxed café culture to boot.

Its selection of cultured activities and pastimes make it a popular destination for culture vultures, while those less academically inclined will be no less impressed with the outstanding beauty and opulent appearance of the city, complemented by its fine dining and traditional pubs. Itineraries highlights should include a trip punting down the river while absorbing the tranquil views of the city's masterful buildings. Meanwhile, London is only a short distance away making the city both accessible and within reach of a whole slew of other attractions.

Visiting Oxford: Places to Visit

  • Punt along the Oxford canals and rivers, a relaxing and fun way to see some of the more scenic parts of Oxford City
  • Stroll to Oxford's Bridge of Sighs, the beautiful landmark that's synonymous with the historic city and connects Oxford University's Hertford College buildings
  • Feast your eyes and point your camera at the magnificent Tom Tower designed by Christopher Wren
  • Climb the 800-year-old Carfax Tower and take in the stunning panoramic views of the historic city
  • Discover the exciting natural history exhibits including dinosaur skeletons at the ever-popular Oxford University Museum
  • Head out to beautiful Blenheim Palace, the birthplace of Winston Churchill, situated amid 2,000 acres of picturesque countryside
  • Marvel at the Vale of the White Horse, a beautiful area just outside of Oxford, with its tranquil villages, lovely views and impressive chalk horse carving
  • Take the kids to the Cotswold Wildlife Park, set in over 160 acres; this family favourite includes big cats and primates
  • Picnic at Christ Church Meadow, a verdant and peaceful area in the heart of Oxford City centre
  • Get caught up in the excitement of the Oxford versus Cambridge University Boat Race in late March

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