Home of the UK's oldest university, Oxford is a splendid place for a holiday. You can tour around the university and see the stunning Gothic architectural delights, such as the Radcliffe Camera and the Meadows Building at Christ Church. Built in the 12th century, it's still stands proud as one of Britain's most treasured buildings.
Tours of the university can be arranged and lets you see the Bodleian Library and the Hertford Bridge. Even during term time, Oxford University is welcoming to guests and the walking tour has multi-lingual staff. You can visit the many parks and botanical gardens that the university grounds boasts, which are a fantastic oasis to sip in the atmosphere of this grand area.
Oxford has further delights, such as the covered market in the centre of the high street. Lots of fresh produce, local souvenirs and crafts are available, and there are many traditional English pubs to enjoy some lunch at. The Blackwell's Book shop is an attraction in itself, thanks to the 10,000sqft Norrington Room located underground.
Being a university town, Oxford is filled with many wine bars, nightclubs and restaurants. It makes for a very modern twist on what looks like a olde English town, and that just adds to the appeal. Being just 50 miles from London, it's also within distance from major shopping centres and fashion boutiques, should you wish to splash out.
Amongst the steeples and towers of the medieval buildings, Oxford draws millions of tourists there every year, some to see the older parts of town and others to join in with the festivities that are held for the student population. This blend of things to do makes Oxford a great place for a traditional English holiday. The River Thames also passes through there which means boat trips and fishing can also be on the agenda.
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