Oxford, the city of spires is probably most well-known for the world famous university within the city. Also known as the 'city of dreaming spires', Oxford is a bustling cultural hub that has seen royalty and pioneers of many disciplines study within the city. Rich architecture and a vibrant history are just two of the reasons why tourists and residents alike have a deep appreciation of the area.
Many people do not realise that this prime university town has many more attractions than just its stunning historic buildings. As well as the luxurious Blenheim Palace nearby in Woodstock, there are several museums within the city including the Bate Collection of Musical Instruments, the Museum of the History of Science, and the Oxford University Museum of Natural History.
Sport has always been popular here, and Oxford offers venues for the sporting types amongst us, including the city ice rink. Golfers will have no problem locating a good quality course, with several located around the city including Southfield Golf Club, and Hinksey Heights with its 18-hole championship course, 9-hole par 3 course, and The Spires, a 9-hole course. The nearby Cotswolds provides the opportunity for a scenic walk or jog.