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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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Lonely Planet Pocket Oxford & the Cotswolds (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet & Catherine Le Nevez

Lonely Planet
Released: 2019-04-16
Paperback (160 pages)

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Lonely Planet: The world’s number one travel guide publisher*

Lonely Planet’s Pocket Oxford & the Cotswolds is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Wander the honey-toned streets of Oxford, follow in the footsteps of Betjeman and Wilde on a tour of Magdalen College and explore picture-perfect Cotswold villages – all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Oxford & the Cotswolds and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet’s Pocket Oxford & the Cotswolds:

  • Full-colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sightseeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Free, convenient pull-out map (included in print version)
  • User-friendly layout with helpful icons, and organised by neighbourhood to help you pick the best spots to spend your time
  • Covers Oxford, the Cotswolds, and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet’s Pocket Oxford & the Cotswolds is our colourful, easy to use and handy guide that literally fits in your pocket, providing on-the-go assistance for those seeking the best sights and experiences on a short visit or weekend away.

Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet’s England guide for an in-depth look at all the country has to offer.

About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world’s number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we’ve printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You’ll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, nine international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more.

‘Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.’ – New York Times

‘Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.’ – Fairfax Media (Australia)

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The Rough Guide to the Cotswolds, Stratford-upon-Avon and Oxford (Travel Guide) (Rough Guides)

By Rough Guides

Rough Guides
Released: 2018-07-03
Paperback (264 pages)

The Rough Guide to the Cotswolds, Stratford-upon-Avon and Oxford (Travel Guide) (Rough Guides)
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Discover this exquisite region of England with the most incisive and entertaining guidebook on the market. Whether you plan to hike the Cotswolds' trails, marvel at beautiful stately homes and gardens or explore the local gastronomic scene, The Rough Guide to the Cotswolds, Stratford-upon-Avon and Oxford will show you the ideal places to sleep, eat, drink, shop and visit along the way.
- Independent, trusted reviews written with Rough Guides' trademark blend of humour, honesty and insight, to help you get the most out of your visit, with options to suit every budget.
- Full-colour chapter maps throughout - to explore Oxford's honey-coloured college buildings or discover the Shakespearean sights of Stratford-upon-Avon without needing to get online.
- Stunning images - a rich collection of inspiring colour photography.
· Things not to miss - Rough Guides' rundown of the best sights and experiences in the Cotswolds, Stratford-upon-Avon and Oxford.
- Itineraries - carefully planned routes to help you organize your trip.
- Detailed coverage - this travel guide has in-depth practical advice for every step of the way. Areas covered include: Cheltenham; Gloucester; Stroud; Cirencester; Chipping Campden; Broadway; the Vale of Evesham; Stratford-upon-Avon; Burford; Banbury; Oxford. Attractions include: Blenheim Palace; Gloucester Cathedral; Kelmscott Manor; Westonbirt Arboretum; Cotswold Farm Park; Rollright Stones; Sudeley Castle; Compton Verney.
- Basics - essential pre-departure practical information including getting there, local transport, accommodation, food and drink, festivals and events, sports and outdoor activities, shopping and more.
- Background information - a Contexts chapter devoted to history and recommended books.

Make the Most of Your Time on Earth with The Rough Guide to the Cotswolds, Stratford-upon-Avon and Oxford

Lonely Planet Best of Great Britain (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet, Oliver Berry, Marc Di Duca, Catherine Le Nevez, Neil Wilson, Greg Ward & Sophie McGrath

Lonely Planet
Paperback (324 pages)

Lonely Planet Best of Great Britain (Travel Guide)
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Lonely Planet’s Best of Great Britain is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Ponder the mysteries of Stonehenge, explore the cities of London, Edinburgh and Oxford, and be charmed by the Lake District – all with your trusted travel companion. Discover the best of Great Britain and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet’s Best of Great Britain:

  • Full-colour images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sightseeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights provide richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, art, food, wine, sport, politics
  • Covers London, Stonehenge, Bath, Oxford & the Cotswolds, Cambridge, the Lake District, Edinburgh, Skye, Snowdonia, the Great Glen and more.

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet’s Best of Great Britain is filled with inspiring and colourful photos, and focuses on Great Britain’s most popular attractions for those wanting to experience the best of the best.

Looking for a more comprehensive guide that recommends both popular and offbeat experiences, and extensively covers Great Britain? Check out Lonely Planet’s Great Britain guide.

About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world’s number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we’ve printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You’ll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, nine international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more.

‘Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.’ – New York Times

‘Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.’ – Fairfax Media (Australia)

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A Traveller's History of Oxford

By Richard Tames

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A Traveller's History of Oxford gives the reader a clear account of Oxford's earliest beginnings from Roman times, its Anglo-Saxon past, its importance in medieval England, the founding of the different colleges, its status as Royalist capital during the Civil War and after this crisis, and its recovery and continuing growth right up to the twenty-first century.

The book also looks closely at the story behind the beautiful buildings and discusses Oxford's gifts to the world both in the alumni, which include five kings, 25 British Prime Ministers, 36 Nobel Prize winners, and 85 archbishops, and in the world of ideas: the legends of King Arthur, the English Bible, Anglicanism, the Royal Society, Methodism, Pre-Raphaelites, Alice and Wonderland, Aestheticism, OED, Inspector Morse, ...The list is endless.

It also has practical information, illustrated with maps, on exploring the town and a Chronology of Events.

Oxford Marco Polo Pocket Guide (Marco Polo Pocket Guides)

By Marco Polo Travel Publishing

Marco Polo Travel Publishing, Ltd.
Released: 2018-05-25
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Oxford Marco Polo Pocket Guide (Marco Polo Pocket Guides)
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Marco Polo Pocket Guide Oxford: the Travel Guide with Insider Tips

Explore Oxford, England with this handy, pocket-sized, authoritative guide, packed with Insider Tips. Discover boutique hotels, authentic restaurants, the city's trendiest places, and get tips on shopping and what to do on a limited budget. There are plenty of ideas for travel with kids, and a summary of all the festivals and events that take place in the ‘City of Dreaming Spires'. Let Marco Polo show you all this wonderful city has to offer...

Magical, picture-perfect Oxford, portal to the fantastical world of Harry Potter, wood-panelled dining rooms, spiral staircases and tower rooms. Students in fluttering gowns cycling through bumpy, cobbled streets, the beautiful and stunning architecture found at every turn. But there's more to Oxford than its dreaming spires. It is stoney and post-modern, a cosmopolitan city, a unique blend of ancient and modern…This is Oxford!

Your Marco Polo Oxford Pocket Guide includes:

• Insider Tips – we show you the hidden gems and little known secrets that offer a real insight into the city from sampling decadent cocktails in a historic church, dining on a roof terrace with breath-taking views and staying in a university residence.

• Best of – find the best things to do for free, the best ‘only in' Oxford experiences, the best things to do if it rains and the best places to relax and spoil yourself.

• Sightseeing – all of the top sights are organized by areas of the city so you can easily plan your day.

• Discovery Tours – 4 specially tailored tours that will get you to the heart of Oxford on foot or try your hand at punting*. Here are inspirational itineraries that will help you enjoy all of Oxford's glorious green spaces, historic university buildings and waterways.

• Oxford in full-color – Marco Polo Pocket Guide Oxford includes full-color photos throughout the guide bringing the city to life offering you a real taste of what you can see and enjoy on your trip.

• Touring App – you can download any of the Discovery Tours to your smartphone, complete with the detailed route description and map exactly as featured in the guide, free of charge. The maps can be used offline too, so no roaming charges. The perfect navigational tool with distance indicators and landmarks highlighting the correct direction to walk in as well as GPS coordinates along the way. Enjoy stress-free sightseeing and never get lost again!

• Street Atlas and pull-out map – we've included a detailed street atlas and a handy, pull-out map so you can pop the guide in your bag for a full-on sightseeing day or head out with just the map to enjoy your Discovery Tour.

Trust Marco Polo Pocket Guide Oxford to show you around this fabulous city. The comprehensive coverage and unique insights will ensure you experience everything Oxford has to offer and more. The special tips, personal insights and unusual experiences will help you make the most of your trip - just arrive and enjoy.

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