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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

The old town hall, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, now home to Abindon Museum

Abingdon (98 Pictures)

Interesting town, developed around the gates of an abbey founded in 675...

Burford

Burford (104 Pictures)

Welcome to Burford - an historical market town in the Oxfordshire part of the Cotswolds. With a character all of its own, and a church that is considered to be one of the top 20.....

East Hendred, Oxfordshire

East Hendred (61 Pictures)

East Hendred is one of the spring line villages nestling just below the Downs in the Vale of the White Horse, Oxfordshire...

Shipton-under-Wychwood

Shipton-under-Wychwood (3 Pictures)

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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.....

A picture of Nuffield Place

Nuffield Place (2 Pictures)

Nuffield Place is the former home (1933-63) of Lord Nuffield who was the founder of Morris Motors. The house is a rare survival.....

The Rollright Stones, near Great Rollright, Oxfordshire

Rollright Stones (5 Pictures)

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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