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Oxford University and World Heritage
Oxford University and Blenheim Palace, the Uffington White Horse and Henley-on-Thames. Four very good reasons to visit and those alone will fill a week's holiday.

In South East England. Bordered by Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and Warwickshire

Three Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Naturally, it's beautiful. Sections of three Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty can be found in the county. North Wessex Downs AONB is spectacular downland, the Chilterns AONB is undulating, wooded, classic English countryside and the Cotswolds AONB are world famous for their honey stone buildings.

Oxford
Oxford. We'd start with a walk. A nice long walk around the city centre taking in colleges such as Merton and Christ Church, All Souls and Trinity. We'd then climb the tower of St Mary The Virgin Church and look down at the Radcliffe Camera and Bodleian Library. We'd then head out on the River Cherwell on a punt. Last, we'd drink in one of the pubs. The following day, head to the Ashmolean Museum or the Pitt Rivers Museum, the Oxford Story or Botanic Garden.

Blenheim Palace

Birthplace of Winston Churchill, Blenheim Palace World Heritage Site was a gift from the nation to the First Duke Of Marlborough for his victory over the French during the Wars of the Spanish Succession. The Capability Brown gardens are fine.

Uffington and Henley

We'd also point you in the direction of the Uffington White Horse in the White Horse Vale and suggest a visit to Henley-on-Thames. Close to the White Horse is Wayland's Smithy Long Barrow on the The Ridgeway National Trail. Henley takes you into a world of beautiful Chilterns villages. Pop over the border into Buckinghamshire and check out Hambleden.

Other Oxfordshire towns worth a visit include Great Tew and Burford. If you're at the latter and have kids, pop in to the Cotswolds Wildlife Park. It's great.

Some of the team here on PictureTheUK attended university and lived in Oxfordshire for about six years and they thoroughly recommend a long holiday or short break in the county.

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www.oxfordshirecotswolds.org
www.visitsouthoxfordshire.co.uk
www.visitnorthoxfordshire.com
www.visitoxford.org
en.wikipedia.org
www.northwessexdowns.org.uk
www.cotswoldsaonb.com
www.chilternsaonb.org

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Ashmolean Museum

Located in Oxford, Oxfordshire, South East England, England

Less than a mile away.

The world's first university museum. The Ashmolean Museum was built between 16781683. Housed the collection Elias Ashmole gave Oxford University in 1677. Located in the centre of Oxford City. The collection includes art...

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Trinity College, Oxford University

Located in Oxford, Oxfordshire, South East England, England

Less than a mile away.

Founded in 1555 on land sold as a result of The Dissolution of the Monasteries. Originally, the site was home to Durham College and its Benedictine monks who came down from Durham Cathedral World Heritage Site in North E...

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Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford University

Located in Oxford, Oxfordshire, South East England, England

Less than a mile away.

Designed by Christopher Wren. Built in the 1660s. Students of Oxford University matriculate (enter) and graduate (leave) after ceremonies held in the Sheldonian Theatre. Also used for concerts, conferences and lectures....

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The Tower House, Oxford
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Less than a mile away.

Total Rooms: 7; Rates: 80 - 110 Per Night

This 17th-century guest house is on a quiet street in the heart of Oxford city centre, 2 minutes walk from all the major tourist attractions The Tower House has rooms that are individually decorated to match the history...

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Macdonald Randolph Hotel
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Less than a mile away.

Rates: 147 - u/k Per Night

Oxford&s leading hotel - The AA Five star Macdonald Randolph - is situated in the heart of the city opposite the world famous Ashmolean Museum...

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Eurobar Cafe & Hotel Bed & Breakfast, Oxford
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Less than a mile away.

Total Rooms: 13; Rates: 45 - 93 Per Night

Set in Oxforda s historic city centre, next to the bus station and 5-minutesa walk from the train station, this small hotel is ideally located close to University colleges, theatres and shops...

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