“The City of Dreaming Spires”. A city, and the county town of Oxfordshire, in South East England. The city, made prominent by its medieval university, the oldest university in the English-speaking world.
Buildings in Oxford demonstrate an example of every British architectural period since the arrival of the Saxons, including the iconic, mid-18th century Radcliffe Camera.
Oxford is the oldest university city in England. Together with Cambridge (the second oldest university city and Oxford’s great rival), Oxford has long represented the English academic establishment and élite, a haven of tradition and endeavour. Oxford‘s famous “Dreaming Spires” refer to the medieval churches and colleges that dominate the bustling modern town in all their Gothic splendour.
Oxford is small enough to explore in a single day, a train from London takes approximately one hour, booking your tickets in advance and online could give you huge savings. From the train station its only a short walk to all the popular sites and parks. Its a great break from the busy and hectic city life of London. Many of Oxford University’s colleges have parks and gardens to walk through that are open to the public.