Guide to Oxford
saying the word conjures up images of beautiful golden
buildings and the high spires of historical buildings
that inspired writers like Matthew Arnold and Colin
Dexter (creator of Inspector Morse). It also brings
forth visions of cycling undergraduates rushing down
winding paths, with mortarboards balanced precariously
on their heads.
From the top of Carfax Tower [map], which is the 14th
century church tower of St Martin, to the High Street
brimming with its interesting and unusual shops, there’s
plenty to explore in Oxford.
History buffs will find much to enjoy here with
every corner offering a myriad of treasures from the
past. Head to the award-winning Oxford Museum [map] to see artefacts from more than 800 years of history.
Art lovers will find plenty of galleries to view including the impressive X-Change Gallery [map] ,
where visitors can enjoy some of Oxford's best new and
Those in search of fresh air will be pleasantly surprised
to discover that Oxford is a very green city offering more than 20 parks and gardens. Why not enjoy
the beautiful rurality of Christ Church Meadow [map] down
by St Aldgates where cows still graze free, and discover
why it has inspired many famous scholars through the
Offering a really dynamic and diverse place to take
a break, Oxford will be named the European Centre
of Culture in 2008, so why not get there first and
don’t just dream about the spires of Oxford, see
them for yourself.
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