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Oxford has a long and varied history and a deep cultural heritage. Above all Oxford is a university town, alongside Cambridge is noted as one of the most prestigious centres of learning in the UK.

 

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Many of the University buildings display dramatic architecture, and make an excellent choice of attractions for any visitor. Oxford also contains a whole host of excellent venue is given over to the arts, the local theatres and live music venues are considered to be some of the finest England. Overall, a visit to Oxford is likely to leave the visitor with a deep appreciation of English architecture at its finest, a real taste of old England.

Oxford has long been a symbol of England's elite academic society. Located about 50 miles west of London in the Thames Valley, Oxford makes for an ideal day visit from London or can be used as a base for exploring some of the nearby villages of Oxfordshire and the Cotswolds.

 

 

Oxford is home to the prestigious Oxford University, England's equivalent of Ivy League. The university is actually made up of 36 colleges, many of which were founded between the 13 th and 16 th centuries. A few of the more well-known colleges are All Souls College, Christ Church College, Corpus Christi College, Lincoln College, Magdalen College, Merton College, New College, Queen's College, St. John's College, and Trinity College. Each of these colleges are architectural wonders and retain many of their original features. Several of them are surrounded by lush, manicured gardens.


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Oxford has a rich literary heritage and is a bibliophile's paradise. Aside from the numerous bookshops that can be found along the high street, the Bodleian Library is a must-see. Founded in 1320, the Bodleian is one Europe's oldest libraries and one of Oxford's most treasured historic sites. The Divinity School is also housed within the library. Its intricately carved vaulted ceiling, depicting biblical scenes and a myriad of strange mythical beasts, will leave visitors spellbound.

Oxford is home to a number of impressive museums and galleries. For a true sense of the city's and the university's history, visitors should check out the Museum of Oxford. The Ashmolean Museum is Britain's oldest public museum and one of the best museums outside of London. The Ashmolean boasts a stunning collection of art and artifacts from ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome and a variety of paintings by renowned artists like Michelangelo, Rembrandt, and Picasso.

 

 
 
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