Oxford Hotels Guide

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Just a 50 minute train journey, North West of London, lays the county of Oxfordshire. At its heart is the famous university city of Oxford, buzzing with students and English heritage. A must see in the city is Christ Church College, the home of the 'Alice in wonderland' books, written by the famous Lewis Carrol. More recently this remarkable building was the setting for the Harry Potter films. For couples and groups who enjoy museums and galleries, Oxford has a wide variety. The Ashmolean Museum, displaying old coins, antiques and paintings, Christ Church Picture Gallery, Modern Art Oxford and The Museum of the History of Science, can all be found in Oxford city centre.

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If visiting in the spring you can watch The Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race. An annual 150 year old event held on the River Thames, between the two rival colleges. For those that enjoy a pint or two, try the English tradition of ‘pub crawling’. The Kings Arms, Rose and Crown, The Bear Inn, White Horse and the Perch Inn, to name but a few of some of the oldest pub’s in England. Go from pub to pub sampling different ale, food and old buildings. For those wanting something a little less strong, a traditional Tea House can be found in almost every attraction that you visit. When eating out, the choice is very divers, with flavours from all over the world. Jamie’s Italian (Jamie Oliver’s restaurant), Edemame (Japanese) and the Big Bang (traditional sausage and mash) are some of the best.

Blenheim Palace, situated in Woodstock, 8 miles from Oxford, is absolutely stunning and a must when visiting the area. Surrounded by 2000 acres of parkland and exquisite gardens, Blenheim Palace is breath-taking and one of the best in the country. Just down the road from Blenheim Palace sit’s the Punch Bowl Inn. An 18th Century Inn, with open fires and old English feel about the place, one of many pubs offering accommodation. In the city the usual hotels and bed and breakfasts can be found, with prices to suit all budgets and rooms to suit all ages.

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