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Oxford is a university city in Oxfordshire, England, with a population of 155,000. It is 56 miles northwest of London, 64 miles from Birmingham and 24 miles from Reading by road.


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1 - Christ Church

Christ Church is a constituent college of the University of Oxford in England. Christ Church is a joint foundation of the college and the cathedral of the Oxford diocese, which serves as the college chapel and whose dean is ex officio the college head.

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2 - University Church of St Mary the Virgin

The University Church of St Mary the Virgin is an Oxford church situated on the north side of the High Street. It is the centre from which the University of Oxford grew and its parish consists almost exclusively of university and college buildings.

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3 - Sightseeing Cruises in Oxford

Enjoy a fascinating journey along the River Thames accompanied with a local knowledgeable guide. Cruise down the university regatta course, pass ancient Folly Bridge, Christchurch College and meadows, and the university rowing houses on this 50-minute sightseeing tour of historic Oxford.

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4 - Bernwood Forest

   9 km away

Bernwood Forest was one of several forests of the ancient Kingdom of England and was a Royal hunting forest. It is thought to have been set aside as Royal hunting land when the Anglo-Saxon kings had a palace at Brill and church in Oakley, in the 10th century and was a particularly favoured place of Edward the Confessor, who was born in nearby Islip.

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5 - Oxford University Museum of Natural History

The Oxford University Museum of Natural History, sometimes known simply as the Oxford University Museum or OUMNH, is a museum displaying many of the University of Oxford's natural history specimens, located on Parks Road in Oxford, England.

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6 - Mountain Bike Tours in Oxford

Oxford is a beautiful city packed full of fascinating and historic architecture, spacious countryside, relaxing rivers and canals and has been (and continues to be) where many inspirational people have called home. You will be offered a unique guided cycle tour of Oxford, where you can see and experience so much more of Oxford and what it has to offer. You'll be able to see a lot more on bike, both within the city and its surrounds.

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7 - High Street

The High Street in Oxford, England, runs between Carfax, generally recognised as the centre of the city, and Magdalen Bridge to the east.

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8 - Merton Field

Merton Field is a grass playing field north of the main part of Christ Church Meadow and south of Merton College in central Oxford, England. To the west are Merton Walk and Christ Church, one of the Oxford colleges. To the east is the University of Oxford Botanic Garden. To the south is Broad Walk a wide path on the northern edge of Christ Church Meadow.

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9 - Culinary Tour in Oxford

Partake in a pre-dinner cruise and then dine at The Folly restaurant in Oxford with this superb package. Embarking from Folly Bridge in Oxford city centre, you will glide along the Thames through the heart of Oxford, taking in the sights and working up an appetite for your subsequent meal.

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10 - Bodleian Library

The Bodleian Library is the main research library of the University of Oxford, and is one of the oldest libraries in Europe. With over 13 million printed items, it is the second-largest library in Britain after the British Library.

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11 - Port Meadow, Oxford

Port Meadow is a large meadow of open common land beside the River Thames to the north and west of Oxford, England.

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12 - Shore Excursions in Oxford

We are the only registered company by Cotswold tourism board and visit Britain. Each and every of our tour guides/drivers are fully DBS checked and license holders. This is a family run business run by people who was born in Cotswolds and we are passionate about what we do.

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13 - Radcliffe Camera

The Radcliffe Camera is a building of Oxford University, England, designed by James Gibbs in neo-classical style and built in 1737–49 to house the Radcliffe Science Library.

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14 - University of Oxford

The University of Oxford is a collegiate research university in Oxford, England. There is evidence of teaching as early as 1096, making it the oldest university in the English-speaking world and the world's second-oldest university in continuous operation.

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15 - Bicester

   18 km away

Bicester Village is an outlet shopping centre on the outskirts of Bicester, a town in Oxfordshire, England. It is owned by Value Retail plc. The centre opened in 1995. Most of its stores are in the luxury goods and designer clothing sector. The centre is the second most visited location in the United Kingdom by Chinese tourists, after Buckingham Palace.

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16 - Wantage

   22 km away

Wantage is a constituency in Oxfordshire represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom by Conservative MP David Johnston.

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17 - Broughton Castle

   33 km away

Broughton Castle is a medieval fortified manor house in the village of Broughton, which is about two miles south-west of Banbury in Oxfordshire, England, on the B4035 road. It is the home of the Fiennes family, Barons Saye and Sele.

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18 - Henley-on-Thames

   34 km away

Henley-on-Thames is a town and civil parish on the River Thames in Oxfordshire, England, 9 miles northeast of Reading, 7 miles west of Maidenhead, 23 miles southeast of Oxford and 37 miles west of London, near the tripoint of Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire.

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19 - Ashdown House, Oxfordshire

   34 km away
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20 - Reading

   38 km away

Reading is a large, historic market town in Berkshire, South East England. It is in the Thames Valley at the confluence of the River Thames and River Kennet, and on both the Great Western Main Line railway and the M4 motorway.

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21 - Green Park Business Park

   41 km away

Green Park is a business park near junction 11 of the M4 motorway on the outskirts of the English town of Reading. The park opened in 1999, and is currently owned by Mapletree.

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22 - Milton Keynes

   47 km away

Milton Keynes is the only city and the largest settlement in Buckinghamshire, England, about 50 miles north-west of London. At the 2011 Census, the population of its urban area was almost 230,000.

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23 - New Bradwell

   47 km away

New Bradwell is an Edwardian era village, modern district and civil parish in north-west Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England. Together with Wolverton, it was built primarily to house the workers on the Wolverton railway works. The original village of Bradwell lies south of New Bradwell.

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24 - Beacon Hill

   49 km away

Beacon Hill, near Loughborough, in Leicestershire, England, is a popular country park. It is one of several beacon hills in the United Kingdom. It is part of Beacon Hill, Hangingstone and Outwoods Site of Special Scientific Interest.

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Why should you visit Oxford ?


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Oxford, a city in south-central England, is built around its prestigious university, founded in the 12th century. The architecture of its 38 universities in the medieval centre of the city led the poet Matthew Arnold to nickname it "the city of dreaming spires".
It is home to some 22,000 students. It is only an hour's train ride from London and has almost 1,500 listed buildings, some of which date back to the 11th century.
As mentioned above, Oxford is known for its universities which you can visit for a fee. It is in one of its buildings that scenes from Harry Potter were filmed in the Divinity School, New College and Christ Church, whose great hall was the model for Hogwarts School. The themes of Oxford's museums reflect its academic past. On Broad Street, the History of Science Museum has nearly 20,000 exhibits. The most famous object is the blackboard that the physicist Alfred Einstein used on 16 May 1931 during a lecture at Oxford University. 

Come and discover Oxford between culture and nature, Oxford is full of history that should not be missed !

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What is special about Oxford ?

It is the administrative centre of the county of Oxfordshire in South East England, and as a regional city serves a hinterland extending to the Cotswolds. The famous University of Oxford, the oldest university in the English-speaking world, is based here.

It's the Thames which rises at Thames Head in Gloucestershire, flows eastwards towards Oxford and Reading, through London, for which it is famous, and finally into the North Sea.

 Oxford University is the oldest university in England and one of the most prestigious in the world. The university is renowned for the quality of its teaching and has one of the richest libraries in the world.













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