Oxford, “that sweet City with her dreaming spires,”’ is a jewel in the heritage of Great Britain and one of the most famous cities in Europe. Since AD 1200 it has been the home of Britain’s oldest university and, over the course of eight centuries, the birthplace of no less than 39 official Colleges and seven Permanent Private Halls, all of which have established Oxford as one of the world’s leading centers of learning and magnificent architecture.
History abounds at the Ashmolean Museum, Carfax Tower, Cornmarket Street, and C.S. Lewis’ beloved home, The Kilns. And nature is to be reveled in the parks, meadows, and the Botanic Garden.
Oxford is a city bursting with restaurants, cafes, shops, and pubs. It is a city of culture with year-round theatre, music, film, exhibitions and festivals, all within easy reach of the beautiful Cotswolds, Stratford-upon-Avon, and Blenheim Palace at nearby Woodstock – all ideal for day excursions.
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