Oxfordshire is an English county that’s home to the famous university city of Oxford, which is where you’ll find the oldest university in England. The beautiful county between the Cotswold and the Chiltern Hills has the River Thames flowing through its center. Oxford alone attracts thousands to its majestic sights of historic buildings, busy main street and lush countryside.

Sightseeing in the City of Dreaming Spires doesn’t stop there – discover historic market towns such as Banbury on the River Cherwell or the Cotswolds for the largest Neighborhood of Outstanding Natural Beauty in England. Quaint villages in Oxfordshire have inspired some of the greatest English literary works and sparked the childhood imaginations of many around the world.

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  • Oxford

    Most come to Oxford to visit the famed university whose colleges date back more than 800 years. When you step inside the honey-colored Wadham College, you'd be forgiven for thinking you were on the set of a Harry Potter movie. That said, the city doesn't feel stuffy. Thanks to its young student population, there's a vibrancy where old Oxford traditions like...

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  • 10 Best Things to Do After Dinner in Oxford

    Looking for the best things to do after dinner in Oxford? You’ll be spoilt for choice as there’s always plenty going on in this lively student town. And it’s not just about the buzzing drinking scene, either – you’ll find everything from performance arts to stand-up comedy and game cafes to keep you entertained. Although sightseeing in the City of Dreaming...

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  • Oxford Travel Essentials

    Our Oxford Travel Essentials lays out the essential information you need to help you plan your trip to one of the most popular destinations in the UK. No matter how often you travel, some questions will always need answers: What’s the weather like? How can I get from Oxford Airport (OXF) to my hotel? What currency and type of plug...

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