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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. View the pictures of Oxfordshire..

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Recommended towns & villages in Oxfordshire

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

Abingdon

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

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Banbury centre, Oxfordshire. The centre was built between 800 and 1200 A.D.

Banbury

This is one of the best known town's in England. It was made famous by its celebrated cross of 1859, built in honour of the wedding of Prince Frederick of Prussia, it replaces an.....

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Bladon Church

Bladon

It is an old village of enchanting stone cottages that sits comfortably amid sweeping meadows and gentle rolling hills...

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Golden Church

Cropredy

Famous for the Battle of Cropredy Bridge, which took place in 1644 when on the 29th of June King Charles I was victorious over Waller, leader of the Cromwellian troops...

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Cumnor

Cumnor

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St Michael's Church, Great Tew, Oxfordshire

Great Tew

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

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Little Haseley, Oxfordshire

Little Haseley

A picturesque village in Oxfordshire...

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Standlake, Oxfordshire

Standlake

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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Stanton Harcourt, the Cross near St Michael's Church

Stanton Harcourt

Oxfordshire village lying between the River Thames and the River Windrush...

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Witney, Oxfordshire

Witney

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Recommended attractions in Oxfordshire

Abingdon Abbey buildings, Abingdon, Oxfordshire.

Abingdon Abbey

Abingdon Abbey was founded in 675 and demolished following Henry VIII's Dissolution of the Monasteries. During the life of the.....

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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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Cogges Farm Musium, Cogges, Witney, Oxfordshire

Cogges Manor Farm Museum

Cogges Manor Farm Museum is closed to day visitors for the 2010 season. Management of the site is being passed to a new Trust......

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A picture of Museum of The History of Science

Museum of The History of Science

One of the finest examples of seventeenth-century architecture in Oxford houses an unrivalled collection of early astronomical.....

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A picture of Pitt Rivers Museum

Pitt Rivers Museum

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

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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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A picture of Tolsey Museum

Tolsey Museum

The Tolsey Museum can be found in the center of town at the ancient Burford crossroads, the main center of Burfords old market.....

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A picture of University Museum of Natural History

University Museum of Natural History

Opened in 1860 as a home for the teaching of natural science in Oxford. The Museum, with its glass-roofed court, naturalistic.....

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Exterior of the Witney & District Museum, Witney, Oxfordshire

Witney and District Museum

The ground floor displays tell the story of Witney's history with special emphasis on the Blanket Industry, school life and.....

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