The city of ‘dreaming spires’ is home to Britain’s oldest university.

View over Oxford spires from Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford, England


  • A visit to Oxford is a trip into the brains of a nation. Tour the hallowed halls of the university and you’ll be following in the footsteps of Prime Ministers, poets and… Harry Potter.
  • Several scenes from the Harry Potter movies were shot here, including Oxford University’s Bodleian Library which proved a fitting location for Hogwarts’ Library.
  • Take a tour of the Ashmolean Museum, the first purpose built museum in England, opened in 1683.
  • Oxford is a useful starting point for a trip to the rolling hills of the Cotswolds AONB, which lies to its West.
  • To the city’s east, you’ll find the Chilterns, which is one of the most heavily wooded areas in England.
  • You can get there in a flash from London - it takes just an hour by train. 

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