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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

Church near Abingdon Street Market - July 2009

Abingdon (98 Pictures)

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

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

Banbury (61 Pictures)

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.....

A picture of Chadlington

Chadlington (5 Pictures)

Picturesque quiet Cotswold village set on Chadlington Downs amidst attractive walking country just a short distance away from the lovely River Evenlode...

Oxford Christchurch College Cathedral & Tom Tower.

Oxford (755 Pictures)

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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Recommended attractions in Oxfordshire

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 Museum of The History of Science

Museum of The History of Science (1 Pictures)

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

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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