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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

A Sunset in Home Farm in Cropredy, Oxfordshire

Cropredy (16 Pictures)

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...

Cumnor

Cumnor (2 Pictures)

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Dorchester on Thames, Oxfordshire

Dorchester-on-Thames (66 Pictures)

This is a delightful village set beside the River Thames at a point where the historic river is joined by the lesser known River Thame. The village is renowned for its Abbey.....

The Falkland Arms, Great Tew, Oxon.

Great Tew (25 Pictures)

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

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Recommended attractions in Oxfordshire

The CS Lewis Tour Bus and Ron Brind your tour guide

C S Lewis Tours (33 Pictures)

This wonderful tour takes place in Oxfordshire, England, and visits places of interest including Lewis's former home 'The Kilns'.....

View of Charney Bassett water mill taken from the upstream side. Charney Bassett, Oxfordshire

Charney Bassett Mill (1 Pictures)

This charming rural water mill was built in the local timber and weather-boarded style with a hipped roof and dates from 1807. .....

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.....

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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