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Oxford


Oxford is a historic city in England in the UK. The city is home to the University of Oxford which is the oldest university in the English-speaking world. As of 2001 census, Oxford had a population of 134,248.


Key Facts about Oxford


Oxford University Museum of Natural History:
Here are some facts about Oxford:
  1. Oxford is a city in central southern England.

  2. Oxford is one of the fastest growing cities (in terms of population growth) in the United Kingdom.

  3. Oxford is best known as a university town, home to the University of Oxford, which is regarded as one of the world's top universities, and which is also the oldest university in the English-speaking world.

  4. As well as the university and education, Oxford has a very varied and diverse economic base including publishing, science, high technology, and motor manufacturing industries.

  5. Brewing is also a traditional industry of Oxford (several of the university's colleges even had their own private breweries), although nowadays, most of the breweries have closed or moved to other locations.

  6. The main roads to and from Oxford are the A34, the A40, the A44, and the A420. The A40 connects (after a section of dual carriage way) to Junction 8 of the M40.

  7. There are a number of coach services connecting Oxford to London and other destinations.

  8. Oxford station is about ½ mile (1 kilometer) from the city center. It provides rail connections to London, Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh, and other destinations.

  9. Oxford does have its own airport, London Oxford Airport, which is Kidlington, about 5 miles (8 kilometers) to the North of the city, however there are (at the time of writing) few if any regular commercial flights from it. The airport is however looking to establish commercial aviation routes to a variety of European destinations.


Attractions and Places of Interest in Oxford


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Books about Oxford


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Travel Oxford England: Blank Travel Journal, 5 x 8, 108 Lined Pages (Travel Planner & Organizer)

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Oxford PopOut Map (PopOut Maps)

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Experience the elegant university city of Oxford (UK) with the help of this genuinely pocket-sized, pop-up map. Small in size yet big on detail, this compact, dependable, city map of Oxford will ensure you don't miss a thing.

* Includes a PopOut map - a detailed street map of the city center

* Advice on the top things to see while you're there including colleges, museums, university buildings, places of interest, parks and walks

* Handy, self-folding, tourist map is small enough to fit in your pocket yet offers extensive coverage of the city in an easy-to-use format

* Thorough street index is also featured and cross-referenced to the map so you can easily find your destination

* Hotels, restaurants, stores and attractions are all included on the map

Ideal to pop in a pocket or bag for quick reference while exploring the city.


The Cotswolds: Including Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford and Bath (Bradt Slow Travel)

By Caroline Mills

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Paperback (304 pages)

The Cotswolds: Including Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford and Bath (Bradt Slow Travel)
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  • The Cotswolds Including Stratford Upon Avon Oxford and Bath
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In this new, thoroughly updated edition of Bradt's The Cotswolds (Slow Travel series), resident expert author Caroline Mills shares more of her favorite places in a region that remains as popular as ever. The area covered includes: the Cotswold AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty), the Cotswold escarpment, hills and valleys, the Wiltshire Cotswolds and the area known as the Four Shires, along with the lesser-known 'hidden' fringes of the Cotswolds. Also included are the three Cotswold 'gateways': Stratford-upon-Avon, Bath and Oxford. Caroline Mills has lived and worked in the region for over 40 years and writes in an entertaining and engaging first-person narrative combined with authoritative information.

Organized into locales to encourage you to slow down and make it easier to discover smaller areas in greater depth, the guide includes features such as interviews with locals who bring character to the region, activities to try with children, personally selected places to eat, drink and stay, coverage of the Arts and Crafts movement, and plenty of options for car-free travel: walking, cycling, river boats and local buses and trains.

Highlights of particular note include Highgrove Gardens, the home of HRH The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall; Oxford University; the Royal Shakespeare Company/Theatre; the Roman Baths, Bath (a UNESCO World Heritage Site); the American Museum in Britain (dedicated to colonial America and the only museum of its kind outside the United States); Bibury, in particular Arlington Row and villages such as The Slaughters, Snowshill and Castle Combe; UNESCO World Heritage Site Blenheim Palace.

Featured within the guide are quirky events such as the Cheese-Rolling competition and Tetbury's Woolsack Races; numerous and distinguished breweries and micro-breweries, including the famous Hook Norton Brewery, Bath Ales, Uley Brewery and Stroud Brewery; Oxford University, the world's oldest, and the source of England's longest river, the Thames.

The Cotswolds rich and diverse man-made heritage includes many famous castles and country houses: Blenheim Palace, Sudeley Castle, Chavenage and Kelmscott; well-known abbeys such as Prinknash, Hailes; and gardens and estates including Painswick Rococo Garden, Westonbirt Arboretum and Highgrove. Roman history is covered, too, notably in Bath and Cirencester, together with the Fosse Way, one of the most important Roman roads in the country.

The Cotswolds continues to endear itself to anyone who visits – its harmonious combination of quintessentially English villages, charming provincial market towns, interesting and appealing countryside and a wealth of local food-and-drink producers makes it an all-year-round destination, whether for a day trip, a quiet weekend away or a multi-week holiday. The region offers an incredible array of accommodation from unique country-house hotels to delightful farmhouse B&Bs on working farms, luxurious self-catering cottages to glamping and camping in secluded countryside. Visitors that have a particular passion or interest for gardens, the Arts & Crafts Movement, historic buildings, walking, horse riding or rural pursuits are well provided for within the Cotswolds.

Fodor's London (Full-color Travel Guide)

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Crowds continue to flock to England's capital as much to discover the hippest galleries, shops, and exciting nightlife scene as to enjoy world-renowned museums, the royal palace, and some of the chicest restaurants and hotels in the world. The new Fodor's London captures all of this, and more.

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· Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks
· In-depth breakout features on Westminster Abbey, British Museum, and The Tower of London
· Major sights such as Buckingham Palace, St. Paul's Cathedral, Shakespeare's Globe, Tate Modern, National Gallery, and Hampton Court Palace
· Side Trips from London including Cambridge, Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warner Bros. Harry Potter Studio Tour, and Windsor Castle
· Coverage of Westminster; St. James's and Royal London; Mayfair and Marylebone; Soho and Covent Garden; Bloomsbury and Holborn; The City; East London; South of the Thames; Kensington, Chelsea, Knightsbridge, and Belgravia; Notting Hill and Bayswater; Regent's Park and Hampstead; Greenwich

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The Oxford Illustrated History of Medieval England (Oxford Illustrated Histories)

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A thorough and well-illustrated history with eight long essays by leading scholars which cover the history and culture of England, rather than the British Isles, from the 5th to the 15th century. Contents: Medieval England - Identity, Politics and Society ( Nigel Saul ); Anglo-Saxon England ( Janet L Nelson ); Conquered England ( George Garnett ); Late Medieval England 1215-1485 ( Chris Given-Wilson ); Economy and Society ( Christopher Dyer ); Piety, Religion and the Church ( Henrietta Leyser ); The Visual Arts ( Nicola Coldstream ); Language and Literature ( Derek Pearsall ).


 
 
 

 
 
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