Academic and cultured, Oxford is home to one of the world's most prestigious universities. The town has beautiful architecture and museums, as well as an great restaurants, cafes and entertainment.
Top attractions include Christ Church, Oxford Story, Blenheim Palace, Magdalen College, Radcliffe Camera, Sheldonian Theatre, Queen's College, New College, St John's College and Merton College. Having spawned the legendary Alice in Wonderland, Bilbo and Frodo Baggins, the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, and Harry Potter's Hogwart's School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Oxford is not only England's oldest centre for learning, but the home and inspiration of such famous authors as Lewis Carroll, C S Lewis, J R R Tolkien, and recently one of the key locations in the Harry Potter films.
The city's dreaming spires house the famous Ashmolean Museum and the Museum of Modern Art, and whether lazing on one of the college quadrangles, punting down the river or exploring the city's ancient heritage, Oxford promises something for visitors of all ages.