A Little Bit About Oxfordshire
Oxfordshire is a county in England which is home to many interesting locations and is one of the main tourist hubs. Round the year home and international visitors throng this place in order to quench their thirst of travelling to exotic sight seeing and remarkable specimens of architecture. This county came into being many years ago and has an old historic feel.
Throughout its length and breadth it is found to be dotted with numerous beautiful castles and old structures that attract thousands of tourists across the world. The convenient part of the journey in Oxfordshire is that all the worth seeing historic buildings are clustered within easy walking distance along the medieval core of this county.
For a quick and practically free of cost tour around the city one can go out for casual walking or open-top bus tour, and must not forget to drop by the Tourist Information Centre on Broad where one can get all sorts of informations regarding the tourist spots in the city and other hotels in Oxfordshire.
Top Three Tourist Spots You can See in Oxfordshire
There are scores of wonderful destinations in this city which are real delight to the eyes that it becomes difficult to give them any specific rank. Still if the case may be the following three places may be arranged according to their popularity and reputation:
1. The Oxford University : This is one of the oldest universities in the world and is also the oldest in the English speaking world. There is confusion about the exact date of its foundation but history details related to it shows the fact that teaching in its campus started in 1096 and stared developing at a first pace from 1167 during the reign of king Henry 2. Within less than a span of hundred years this university secured a place of importance in diverse fields of learning and covered an extensive curriculum. In 1878 academic halls were constructed for women and they were given full membership of the University in the year 1920. From the top of Carfax tower the sprawling campus of the university can be seen.
2. Ashmolean museum : This is one of the prominent museums of the world and is ranked highly for its contents and stuffs that it holds for exhibition. Incidentally it is also regarded as England’s first official museum. In the mid Victorian period the objects of the museum were separated into two groups one is the natural and the other the man-made to make room for its ever increasing collection. Using the former division the Oxford University of Natural History has been created. Due to a manifold increase in the collection separate buildings had to be constructed and the new museum was opened for public viewing in 1894.
3. Carfax tower : This is another beautiful spot in Oxfordshire that needs special mention. Actually the tower is the remains of a very old church of the 13th century called the St. Martin’s church.
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