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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...

Clifton Hampden, Oxfordshire

Clifton Hampden (22 Pictures)

This is a popular Thames side village which was the choice of Jerome K. Jerome for a setting for one of the riotous scenes of his "Three Men in a Boat" and it is easy to see just.....

Narrowboats on the Oxford canal at Cropredy, Oxon.

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...

Blenheim Palace

Woodstock (93 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

Holy Trinity Church

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. .....

Minster Lovell Hall - Floods

Minster Lovell Hall & Dovecote (13 Pictures)

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

Shotover Country Park

Shotover Country Park (52 Pictures)

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