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About Oxfordshire

In the South-East of England lies the county of Oxfordshire, one of the most scenic of all English counties and famous worldwide for its University City of Oxford, known as the 'City of Dreaming Spires'. Oxford has a wealth of interesting history to discover and many fascinating historic buildings, colleges and museums to explore. Climb the 99 steps of the 14th Century Carfax Tower for an outstanding overview of the city. Popular tourist attractions in Oxford include the Bodleian Library, the main research library of the University of Oxford, the Sheldonian Theatre, a venue for official university functions and a variety of concerts and an absolute 'must do' for tourists and local residents alike is to experience the exceptional and extremely memorable 'C.S Lewis Tour' which includes a visit to Lewis's former home 'The Kilns' and the beautiful Holy Trinity Church, which was Lewis's final resting place. Lewis, a worldwide famous author was a leading figure in Oxford's most famous literary group - The Inklings and is famed for his novels such as 'Mere Christianity' and the childrens classic 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe'. Other towns and villages in the county worth visiting are Woodstock, where you can visit Blenheim Palace, home of the 11th Duke of Marlborough, Henley-on-Thames, one of the county’s most picturesque towns and popular for the 'Henley Royal Regatta', first held in 1839 and has been held there every year since and Kidlington, the largest village in England which boasts several large Georgian houses along with Hampden House and its 18th century pavilion.
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The Brook at Brook End in Chadlington, Oxfordshire.

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Chastleton House, Oxfordshire. From the East

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Dorchester on Thames, Oxfordshire

Dorchester-on-Thames

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St Mary's Church

East Hendred

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Beautiful cottage in Great Tew, Oxfordshire.

Great Tew

Mellow Oxfordshire village with cottages built by Lord Falkland in the 17th-century...

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Nettlebed, Oxfordshire

Nettlebed

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St Mary Magdalene Church, Woodstock, Oxfordshire. This is a view from the graveyard.

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The abbey, Abingdon

Abingdon Abbey

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Abingdon Museum (Old Berkshire County Hall), Abingdon, Oxfordshire.

Abingdon Museum

Abingdon museum is housed in the centre of this ancient town in the spectacular 17th century County Hall. It includes displays.....

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The Ashmolean Museum Oxford.

Ashmolean Museum

Built in 1845 as the university Galleries, this Museum became home to the Ashmolean collection in 1894. The museums present.....

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Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Palace

Home of the 11th Duke of Marlborough, Blenheim Palace has been awarded Historic Attraction of the Year 2002 and is birthplace of.....

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The CS Lewis Tour Bus and Ron Brind your tour guide

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This wonderful tour takes place in Oxfordshire, England, and visits places of interest including Lewis's former home 'The Kilns'.....

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A picture of Champs Chapel Museum

Champs Chapel Museum

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Museum of The History of Science

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A picture of Nuffield Place

Nuffield Place

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The Rollright Stones, near Great Rollright, Oxfordshire

Rollright Stones

These Bronze-Age monolithic circles are third in importance only to Stone-Henge and Avebury. They are one of the most historic.....

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Shotover Country Park

Shotover Country Park

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