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About the county of 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.

Recommended towns & villages to visit in Oxfordshire

Chipping Norton Church

Chipping Norton (31 Pictures)

Chipping Norton lies in the midst of beautiful cotswold countryside and is surrounded by other villages that radiate the glory of traditional honey-coloured cotswold stone Manor Houses and magnificent Churches...

Clifton Hampden, Oxfordshire

Clifton Hampden (22 Pictures)

This is a popular Thames side village which was the choice of Jerome K. Jerome for a setting for one of the riotous scenes of his "Three Men in a Boat" and it is easy to see just.....

Oxford Canal at Lower Heyford, Oxon.

Lower Heyford (19 Pictures)

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Standlake, Oxfordshire

Standlake (14 Pictures)

The village of Standlake is situated 5 miles south of the market town of Witney, and 10 miles to the south-west of Oxford. The village is situated along the river Windrush which.....

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Recommended attractions in Oxfordshire

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

Abingdon Museum (6 Pictures)

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

The Water Gardens at Blenheim

Blenheim Palace (196 Pictures)

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

A picture of Christ Church Picture Gallery

Christ Church Picture Gallery (1 Pictures)

Christ Church is unique amoung Oxford Colleges in housing a fine collection of Old Master paintings and drawings. The paintings.....

Pitt Rivers Museum

Pitt Rivers Museum (2 Pictures)

An impressive storehouse filled with the richest examples of human creativity and imagination. Masks peer down from the high.....

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