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Why is Oxfordshire an Important Place in the Map of England?

By Elissa Joyce Subscribe to RSS | January 16th 2012 | Views:

Oxfordshire is a region in England which is also referred to as a county with a medium population and has immense commercial and economic value because of its booming tourism industry. The biggest cities of Oxfordshire are Oxford, Banbury, Bicester and Abingdon.

The place is richly endowed with fertile agricultural land and is beautifully decorated with several marvellous man made structures of the past centuries. It is a great place for students worldwide as it is famous for having two of the world’s greatest and oldest universities and numerous colleges.

This county has a vibrant atmosphere and is gifted with many attractive holidaying spots and hotels in oxfordshire that are visited by thousands of tourists every year. Most of all, the presence of architectural specimens, museums, castles, palaces, educational buildings of the past and present, churches have converted this place into an important cultural hub of England.

Oxfordshire: A place rich in cultural history

If anyone is looking for a refreshing break and a cultural getaway this beautiful county in England is the correct choice. Much of it can be very conveniently covered with the help of public transport including buses and train. The region can also be nicely explored by a leisurely walk, and cycling through the local routes experiencing the breathtakingly beautiful natural scenes. The best Oxfordshire cultural attractions are:

• Magdelan college- founded in 1458 by William of Wayneflete, Bishop of Winchester this is one of the important colleges that comes under the aegis of University of Oxford.

• The University of Oxford-pride of Oxfordshire and the gem of England because it is one of the oldest and best universities of the world. In short it is sometimes referred to as Oxon. It consists of 38 independent colleges and six private halls.

• University Museum of Natural History-also known as Oxford University Museum has in its display many of the Oxford University’s natural specimens that had their existence on the earth. It has an adjoining lecture hall in its premises which is used by the various scientific departments of the University.

• Christ Church-it serves two purposes as it is a religious place of worship and at the same time an educational institution. The cathedral is famous in England for a men and boy’s choir and is highly regarded for laying down the choral foundations of Oxford.

• Pitt Rivers Museum-it is another well-known place of cultural importance and exhibits the archaeological and anthropological collections of the University of Oxford. The museum came into existence in1884 and the person who can be credited for its formation was General Augustus Pitt Rivers.

Other popular attractions which are equally important from cultural and historical standpoint and bring tourists in droves are The Bodleian library, The Sheldonian Theatre, Ashmolean Museum, Modern Art Oxford, Museum of Oxford, Museum of the History of Science, Oxford Playhouse, Creation Theatre College, New College, Worcester College and New Theatre.

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Oxfordshire has lot to see, enjoy and cherish. Plan your vacation to Oxfordshire and enjoy the luxury, comfort and beauty of hotels in Oxfordshire.

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