Romantically known as ‘the city of dreaming spires’ Oxford is more than just a globally revered university town. Although the celebrated and distinguished University of Oxford is the oldest in the English speaking world, the city has also embraced the contemporary making it an enigmatic combination of archaic heritage and cosmopolitan living. Most uniquely, Oxford has influenced a huge variety of significant literary works from Brideshead Revisited to Harry Potter thus giving the city a unique and magnificently vibrant cultural and arts scene. If a city break to Oxford sounds like just the thing for you book your accommodation to this quintessentially English city today with the help of Secret Hotels – for spectacular rooms at unbelievable discounts.
Clearly the most significant attraction for tourists to Oxford is the sublime architecture of the 38 colleges that make up the world famous University of Oxford. Primarily famed for its academic prowess, the visually stunning buildings create a magnificent silhouette against the city skyline and institutions such as the Christ Church Cathedral, Tom Tower and Keble College are worth admiring first-hand. Other attractions linked to the Oxford University are the Ashmolean Museum containing ancient relics and works by Michelangelo, the Bodleian Library and the Natural History Museum.
Those wanting to take in the fresh air of the great outdoors can make use of the numerous green parks and nature walks that the city has to offer. Oxford boasts 28 nature reserves in or just outside the city including Lye Valley and the CS Lewis Nature Reserve; perfect for taking a leisurely stroll or for families wanting to relax with a picnic on sunnier days.
Fans of local ales and beers will be sure to love Oxford’s long esteemed history of brewing. Such examples of traditional breweries can still be found dotted around the city as well as a number of traditional pubs offering a true archaic public house atmosphere that is seldom found today. Shopaholics will also enjoy the extensive shopping retailers present in the city, the most popular areas for retail therapy being The High Street and the Clarendon Shopping Centre.
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