A Self Guided Walking Tour of Oxford England

England, Oxford Guide (B): A Self Guided Walking Tour of Oxford England

Just about an hour northwest from London is the small town of Oxford, known for having one of the best universities in the world. Only the best of the best study here. Founded in 1167 by scholars who came from France, it turned into England’s first university filled with spectacular spires dominating the skyline. It is also the oldest university in the English speaking world. While no one building dominates the city, there are nearly 1,000 buildings of architectural or historic interest all within one-square mile! 

Oxford is home to 20,000 students and are housed throughout the city. There are 36 different colleges and each one is unique and fiercely independent from others. Each college has a glorious history, traditions and customs those of us on the outside can only dream about! Many of them were founded by wealthy benefactors with good intentions. The oldest universities date back to between 1249 and 1264!

If you are driving by car, it is best to park & ride! As you drive into town, there are signs posted everywhere leading you to park & ride parking lots. Super easy and way affordable, just park in any of the park & ride parking lots as you get close to the city! Then, hop on a bus for about 10 minutes which takes you directly into the city center! We took the bus pretty much to the center of town and got off at High Street & Cornmarket Street.  ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: A Self Guided Walking Tour of Oxford England
Guide Location: England » Oxford
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: St. Michael at the North Gate   Cornmarket & Queen Street   Carfax Tower   Victorian Town Hall   Museum of Oxford   Christ Church College   Magdalen College   New College   Bridge of Sighs   Sheldonian Theatre   Radcliffe Camera   Bodleian Library   University Church of St. Mary the Virgin  
Author: Lorelei Frey
Read it on author's website: https://caliglobetrotter.wordpress.com/2015/05/26/oxford-home-of-the-scholarly/