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Heritage city


Oxford – City of the Dreaming Spires

Oxford is alive with history and heritage; a place filled with incredible architecture and home to a vibrant arts and culture scene. Visitors can tour one of the University of Oxford’s famous colleges; visit the Ashmolean Museum and see the Egyptian mummies; take to the water on a punt or boat and enjoy the views along the banks of the River Thames; or alternatively stroll the city’s streets – the setting for numerous films and TV series.

A City Steeped in History

Oxford is steeped in history and heritage and has featured heavily in key periods in British history. Visitors can climb the Saxon St George Tower at the Oxford Castle; discover the role of the city in the English Civil War or tour the colleges of the first university in the English speaking world: the University of Oxford.

Magnificent Museums

Oxford’s excellent museums cater for all interests ranging from art and archaeology at the Ashmolean Museum; the power of storytelling at the unique Story Museum; the wonder of the Natural History Museum and its collection of dinosaurs through to the history of the city at the Museum of Oxford.

As Seen on Screen

Oxford’s contribution to literature, film and TV is for all to see. Visit the places frequented by literary greats such as Tolkien and Lewis; tour the filming locations for popular films such as Harry Potter or retrace the steps of TV’s Inspector Morse, Lewis and Endeavour.