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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.
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View across the Thames at St Helen's Church, Abingdon, Oxfordshire.

Abingdon

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

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Bladon

Bladon

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

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Narrowboats on the Oxford canal at Cropredy, Oxon.

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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Isolated windmill, Great Milton, Oxon.

Great Milton

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The River Thames at Henley

Henley on Thames

Henley held the very first regatta in 1839 and in the year 1851 Prince Albert became Patron of the Regatta, thus giving the event the pretigious title of Royal Henley Regatta...

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Little Haseley, Oxfordshire

Little Haseley

A picturesque village in Oxfordshire...

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Oxford

Oxford

Oxford's fame is perhaps second only to Windsor, it is an acclaimed seat of learning with a University whose first college was founded in 1249, almost half a century after the first charter granted to the town by Henry II...

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Stanton Harcourt

Stanton Harcourt

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

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Town Hall in Thame, Oxon

Thame

Thame is an ancient market town whose charter was granted by Wulfhere, King of Mercia. It was later mentioned in the Doomsday Book of 1087 and has a parish church built during.....

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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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Botanical Gardens, Oxford

Botanic Gardens of Oxford

Situated on the banks of the River Cherwell is the peaceful settings of the beautiful Botanic Gardens of Oxford. The gardens are.....

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A picture of Champs Chapel Museum

Champs Chapel Museum

Displays of Hendred's Millenium history housed in a Grade one Listed ex-Carthusian Chapel (15th Century)...

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A picture of Christ Church Picture Gallery

Christ Church Picture Gallery

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

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View of Fawley Court as you approach the main building. Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire

Fawley Court

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Minster Lovell Hall - Floods

Minster Lovell Hall & Dovecote

The ruins of Minster Lovell Hall stand in an attractive position on the banks of the River Windrush. Despite speculation, the.....

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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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