Oxford is located about 80km west of London, and it is the oldest University city of England. The river Thames flows through Oxford, and it is known as the “dream-city” due to its magnificent buildings and harmonic architecture.
The history of the university stretches back to the 11th century. Several colleges are open for visitors, for example, the Christ Church Collage. Another famous building in Oxford is the cathedral with the same known as the college, the Christ Church cathedral.
The center of Oxford is packed with typical British houses, nice squares and streets with atmosphere. The oldest museum in England can also be found in Oxford, the Ashmolean museum. In the museum you can see the works of Pablo Picasso, Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, and Michelangelo and, for example, the collection of Posie Ring, which many claim inspired Tolkien to write the Lord of the Rings. The Ashmolean museum is located in the Beaumont Street and has free entry. The museum is though closed on Mondays.
Oxford is also proud to produce the BMW Mini’s.
How to get to Oxford from London?
Take a train from Paddington Station
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