The City of Oxford
Famous university city Oxford is an enchantingly pretty location in England’s central south. It is perhaps most famous for its university colleges and their world-renowned alumni – but its beautifully preserved architecture and charming, old-English feel also make it a popular destination.
There’s so much to see and do around Oxford - and plenty of gorgeous areas to explore. The Botanic Garden features species from all over the world, whilst The Sheldonian Theatre designed by Christopher Wren is the perfect place to catch a show or play. Follow in the footsteps of some of Oxford’s most famous residents and quench your thirst for knowledge at one of its many museums – including The Ashmolean Museum, Pitt Rivers, the University Museum of Natural History and the Museum of the History of Science. Take a stroll down the Thames Path, a trail along the river flanked by weeping willows and stunning properties or sample a tipple or two at the Oxford Artisan Distillery.
Stunning stained glass windows and ornate stonework can be found at St Mary the Virgin Church and Christ Chuch Cathedral. Oxford has over 38 university colleges, each with their own ornate churches, halls and municipal buildings. For this reason it was nicknamed ‘the city of dreaming spires’ by poet Matthew Arnold. On the outskirts of the city beautiful Blenheim Palace with its magnificent baroque decoration and manicured grounds is ideal for a day out.
Oxford can be reached by train, with from London every half an hour and a regular National Express Service. Heathrow and Gatwick Airport can also be reached by bus or The Airline dedicated coach company.