OXFORD

The city was first settled in Saxon times around the 8c and although odd remnants of these early settlements can still be viewed, the city of dreaming spires was built between 15c-17c. The first college, University College, was established in 1249, followed by Balliol in 1263 and the university has grown and been a centre of learning ever since.

Today it is still a university town, and the combination of it being one of the premier universities of the world, its bright young fashion set amongst its medieval buildings all make it one of the most dynamic cities in the world. A trip to Oxford would not be complete without a ride in a punt, entrance under the Magdelen Bridge.

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Centre of the English language? See the great and beautiful BODLEIAN LIBRARY

OTHER ATTRACTIONS IN OXFORD

Oxford has a fabulous range of museums and attractions, so many they have been divided into two pages:

On page 1:
ASMOLOLEAN MUSEUM | BATE COLLECTION OF MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS | BODLEIAN | CARFAX TOWER | CHRISTCHURCH | MUSEUM OF MODERN ART | MUSEUM OF OXFORD |

On page 2:
MUSEUM OF THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE | OXFORD RICKSHAW | OXFORD STORY | OXFORD UNIVERSITY MUSEUM | PITT RIVERS MUSEUM | PUNTING | SHELDONIAN THEATRE | TIMELINE HERITAGE TOURS | UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD BOTANIC GARDEN

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