The making of Scholars and ProfessorsOur visit to the City of Oxford
Oxford is so often high on visitors list, however, for some reason or another Gary and I had never quite managed to make it there. Often passing close by on our way to another town or city.
So, we thought it was about time that we rectified that; and even the Great British sunshine made an appearance, (wouldn’t be the same if we didn’t mention the weather).
Historic OxfordHow old?
If you're intrigued by Oxfordshire, a historic UK county, then why not check out "The Little Book of Oxfordshire". Full of facts and obscure information. It's a fun read on the region.
You won't be able to put it down. You can pick it up for your Kindle or in good old paperback.
Oxford's SightsThe Radcliffe Camera
Where to stay in Oxford
We stayed at the; -voco - Oxford Spires – Located along the River Thames, the historic city centre is only a 15-minutes' walk away. Perfect for a road trip as it has onsite parking.
Or alternatively why not checkout the;
- Mercure Oxford Eastgate Hotel - This 17th-century converted coaching inn is just a 5-minute walk to the ancient heart of Oxford. Lovely comfortable rooms.
Ancient lanes in OxfordBrasenose Lane
Oxford's Historic LibraryThe Bodleian
Iconic Oxford“Bridge of Sighs”
There are so many lovely historic buildings & structures is such a small area.
Just behind Bodleian Library is the Hertford Bridge nicknamed “Bridge of Sighs’, due to its resemblance to the one in Venice. Although I agree with others that say it has similarities to the Rialto Bridge instead.
Oxford's Notable ArchitectsSir Christopher Wren
Did you know?
Oxford's ArchitectureToo many to show
Oxford's MuseumsGiven more time
Oxford UniversityIt’s all about the colleges.
The University of Oxford is made up of different institutions of which there are 38 colleges.
Some of the more well-known are Christ Church, Corpus Christi, Oriel, Magdalen & Merton to name a few.
Oxford University had its own police force for 180 years, who were known as “Bulldogs”.
They were disbanded in 2003; however, some porters still where the synonymous bowler hats at the gates of colleges.
Digging a little deeper in OxfordMagdalen College
Uncovering the mystery
After the hard workRelaxing
What else may spring to mind when you think of Oxford, is the famous English Boat Race along the River Thames, held annually against Cambridge.
You can stroll along the Thames by Christ Church Meadow and see the colleges taking to the water.
Escape for a few days
So, you'd love to visit the chocolate-box towns and villages in the Cotswolds, and you’re in search of a tranquil hideaway to unwind in.
Take a peek at the handpicked properties and unique retreats at Holiday Cottages.
Shopping in OxfordIt’s not all academia
Pretty Little OxfordQuirky Shops & Charming buildings
Oxford's Watering holesA pit stop or two
From the number of photos on the wall, they were in there quite a bit.
Now, honestly, just for research purposes, we popped into The Turf Tavern, it’s down a little side alley, but it looks like a few famous alumni have frequented here.
The Silver Screen
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