World famous historic university city
Oxford Tours with Great British Trips
Oxford is most famous for having the oldest university in the English speaking world, with teaching occurring as long ago as the 11th century. The many university colleges and riverside setting give the city a great character and charm. Oxford has many literary links and some stunning film and TV locations. Its many shops are filled with local character and you can be entertained by music and drama ranging from candlelit evensong in college chapels to Shakespeare in the park. Finally, Oxford's lively mix of restaurants, pubs, theatres and tourist attractions give this historic city an extremely vibrant and cosmopolitan buzz. The compact nature of the city means that it is very easy to explore this intriguing old city on foot.
Want to visit Oxford?
Region: Central England
Time to spend here: 1/2 - 1 day
More Information: www.visitoxford.org
What's nearby? Stratford Upon Avon, Warwick, Cotswolds
What transport do you recommend? Reached easily by train, Oxford is a large city but can be walked around. A sightseeing bus is a good option.
Did you know? Hitler was intending to use Oxford as his capital if he conquered England which is one of the reasons it was not bombed.