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Oxford UK

The English city of Oxford – or the 'City of Dreaming Spires' – is synonymous with exquisite architecture, a rich history and its defining university that has consistently ranked as one of the best academic institutions in the world. But there's more to do here than just stand in awe at the buildings. You can enjoy a wander around the beautiful Botanic Garden, delve into the city's literary icons and go on a crawl around some of Great Britain's most famous pubs.

Packed with magnificent honey-hued buildings showcasing examples of every English architectural period since the Anglo-Saxon era, it's no wonder that Oxford is considered one of England's most beautiful cities. Some of the architecture found here has even been featured in Hollywood blockbusters such as 'X-men: First Class', 'The Golden Compass' and 'Harry Potter', and it's easy to be transported into another world here. Must-see sites include the Bridge of Sighs, the Radcliffe Camera and the Gothic chapels of the university itself.

Top sites include the Bodleian Library, one of the oldest libraries in Europe. You can enjoy a tour around here and discover ancient manuscripts, rare books and intricate maps with a local guide. For something more science-based, visit the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, or for half a million years' worth of art and architecture, the Ashmolean Museum is where you need to be. And while you're here, do visit The Bear Inn – Oxford's oldest pub dating back to 1242 CE.


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