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The Local Area
Oxford city is steeped in history and has been called ‘the city of dreaming spires’ some of its buildings date back to the 11th century. The city is home to the famous Oxford University with its 38 colleges from where many notable scholars have graduated.
Oxford is also home of the famous Bodleian Library first opened to scholars in 1602 and is still used today by students and scholars from all over the world.
The Bridge of Sighs is just one of the picturesque buildings which have inspired people like Lewis Carroll and J.R.R Tolkien. Also popular films such as Harry Potter and TV series like Inspector Morse have included the charming scenery and famous buildings from around the city.
Oxfordshire Tourist Information can suggest many ways that you can take in the incredible sights from around the city and Oxfordshire County as a whole. There are many tourism hot-spots and places to visit and the Tourist Information site is a good place to start.