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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

Cumnor

Cumnor (2 Pictures)

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Oxford Canal at Lower Heyford, Oxon.

Lower Heyford (19 Pictures)

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Stanton Harcourt

Stanton Harcourt (15 Pictures)

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

Weston-on-the-Green, Oxfordshire

Weston-on-the-Green (50 Pictures)

A very pretty village with thatched cottages, a lovely 18th century church, and a pub where the famous playwright/poet Ben Jonson stopped on his way to visit shakespeare in.....

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Recommended attractions in Oxfordshire

Abingdon Abbey buildings, Abingdon, Oxfordshire.

Abingdon Abbey (16 Pictures)

Abingdon Abbey was founded in 675 and demolished following Henry VIII's Dissolution of the Monasteries. During the life of the.....

A picture of Botanic Gardens of Oxford

Botanic Gardens of Oxford (7 Pictures)

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

Minster Lovell Hall & Dovecote, Minster Lovell, Oxfordshire.

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.....

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.....

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