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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

Direction sign at Ashbury, Oxfordshire

Ashbury (3 Pictures)

The village of Ashbury is located in a lovely scenic area where the borders of south Oxfordshire meet with Wiltshire...

Cottage in Great Milton

Great Milton (10 Pictures)

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Shipton-under-Wychwood

Shipton-under-Wychwood (3 Pictures)

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Woodstock at Dawn

Woodstock (94 Pictures)

Woodstock will be forever inextricably linked with the great Palace of Blenheim and as birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, one of the greatest Englishmen ever...

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Recommended attractions in Oxfordshire

A picture of Dorchester Abbey

Dorchester Abbey (13 Pictures)

The wonderful abbey church of St.Peter and St.Paul has a history stretching back to the year 634, but the church we see today.....

A picture of 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.....

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.....

Exterior of the Witney & District Museum, Witney, Oxfordshire

Witney and District Museum (1 Pictures)

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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