Oxford - The prized crown jewel of English academia. The highly reputed medieval colleges at Oxford admit only the most gifted minds from around the world. Its ancient architecture, picturesque landscapes and youthful energy makes it a great tourist destination as well. Oxford holidays are an affair to remember!
The oldest English-speaking University, University of Oxford, needs no introductions. It constitutes over 40 colleges, each of which has a unique history to it. Although many of the colleges are not open to visitors when academic terms are on, while others such as Christ College attracts numerous tourists each year. The University has a remarkable list of alumni who made great contributions to the world through their work and their lives. Many museums and department buildings in the city have been used as inspirations for books and as filming locations. No matter how long or short your trip to Oxford is; there are a few things that you cannot afford to miss.
Essential travel information and Oxford tips for your visit
- Parking fares in Oxford are on the expensive side. Some of the major parking spaces in the city are almost always found full.
- Metered taxis are an expensive option to get around the city. If on the other hand, you choose to take minicabs, make sure you bargain with the driver beforehand or discuss the price over the phone while boking it.
- Oxford in general is a very safe city. However, some parts of the city are poverty stricken. Some areas have a drug dealing scene. Avoid being out by yourself late at night.
The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Oxford
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