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Oxford in General
Member Name: Chapperz
Oxford in General
Date: 26/03/02, updated on 26/03/02 (77 review reads)
Advantages: Beautiful, Educational
Disadvantages: A bit busy at times, Shopping is nothing special
Oxford...City of students...clever ones too! Cyclists all around amidst the 39 different colleges which make up Oxford University, one of the most prestigious universities in the world.
Many famous people have attended Oxford University including:
Bill Clinton and his daughter Chelsea
Do you want me to go on?
The university buildings are centuries old and you can go up St. Mary's tower (High St.) or Carfax Tower in the very centre of the city, for very reasonable rates. the universities are sometimes closed for public viewing but there are always a few which are open to the public at any one time.
But there is so much more to Oxford than the University. The beautiful surroundings, the lazy river Thames, the rolling countryside. Port Meadow was the location of an iron age settlement but now it is a peaceful riverside meadow perfect for walking and countryside pubbing. Take a punt or a peddlo down a tributary of the River Cherwell for £10 an hour from the boathouse on St.Clements street. Take the "Oxford Story" tour on Broad St. to find out more about the city's history. There is the modern art gallery near Christ Church college. Visit the lab where Penicillin was first discovered and used. Visit the home where Alice in Wonderland was written. So many things to do in so little time.
You can go on a nightly ghost tour of the city. Take a guided tour on a double decker bus with a live host, this you can catch from the Railway station.
The shopping isn't great but the centuries old buildings are there to provide inspiration! You can visit Blenheim Palace near Woodstock. There is an excellent outdoor swimming pool in South Oxford which is well worth a visit.
Go-karting are never far away for the more adventurous of us and in fact there is an excellent indoor rock climbing gym in East Oxford, in the Headington area, which I visit regularly.
Don't think Oxford is a boring place, it is truly well worth a visit, whether young or old, lazy or adventurous. There is something for everybody.