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Visit Oxford – a place steeped in history

Oxford is a beautiful place to stay, brimming with history and known the world over.

A real feature is, of course, Oxford University, which is made up of 38 colleges and six halls.  Every year more than 22,000 students join this well-known university where many famous Oxonians have been educated.  Students include politicians, scientists, lawyers, artists, British prime ministers and more.

Oxford University is the oldest English-speaking university, although the exact date of its foundation is not known.  Evidence exists that there was teaching in Oxford in 1096.

Then there is Oxford Castle, which was built in 1071 – another major and amazing feature of this fabulous city.

The city is home to Britain’s oldest public museum, the Ashmolean.  Other museums in Oxford include the Museum of the History of Science, Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford University Museum of Natural History and the Museum of Oxford.

There are some superb historical buildings to see in Oxford, including Christ Church, which is now a university building, Magdalen College, St John’s College and New College.

Blenheim Palace on the outskirts of the city is the place St Winston Churchill was born.  The striking building and gardens make a very popular day out.

There is never any shortage of things to do and places to see in Oxford.

Take a tour of Oxford’s many film and television locations.  Parts of James Bond, The Golden Compass and Harry Potter films have been filmed in the city.

Inspector Morse was also filmed in Oxford.

Take in the views of Oxford from the top of Carfax Tower.  This tower, which you’ll find in the 14th Century church of St Martin, has 99 steps to climb up.  Other good views of Oxford can be found from the University Church of St Mary the Virgin which is in the High Street and St Michael Northgate which is located in Cornmarket.

There are many tours on offer in Oxford, which include ghost tours, family tours, Harry Potter themed tours and a stained glass tour.

Hotels and bed and breakfasts in Oxford

If you are going to stay in Oxford during your visit you will need to find a hotel or bed and breakfast that allows you easy access to the city.  There are many hotels and bed and breakfasts to choose from in Oxford.  A great choice is the Remont Oxford Hotel.  This recently refurbished hotel at 367 Banbury Road, Oxford, is an independent, family-run, hotel-style bed and breakfast with 25 ensuite rooms.

The Remont Oxford Hotel provides comfortable, clean accommodation, modern facilities and an extremely convenient location that gives quick and easy access to Oxford and all it has to offer.

For bed and breakfasts and hotels in Oxford choose the Remont Oxford Hotel.

 

 

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