Oxford is located centrally in the south of England, and it is best known for its university by the same name. This area offers many different attractions for tourists of all types, and it is also the home of students from all over the world. This town is known also for the number of visitors it receives each year. There are several major attractions, and this spot is popular not only among tourists, but also among residents of the United Kingdom. The nearby cities of Cotswolds and Keswick are also must-see places on your visit.
Perhaps the best part of a holiday in Oxford is the fact that there is something for everyone, young and old. This makes for the perfect family vacation or couples’ getaway. The holiday is made even more special by all of the history that this special city carries.
Historical Places to Visit
Many people, when they go on holiday, like to spend their time learning about the history of a famous place. Oxford is a veritable smorgasbord of historical places and venues. There is the university, of course, which is a beautiful place to tour, as well as Blenheim Palace, many churches, and several beautiful museums that highlight the history of the area. If reading great books is high on your list of things to do, there is also the Bodleian Library.
Rich in Culture and Art
For those that come to Oxford for the rich culture and art life, you are in for a treat. There are several things that you can do and plenty of places to explore. If plays and musicals are a treat for you, you can always plan to catch one at the Oxford Playhouse. There is also the Creation Theater Company, as well as several cinemas in which you can catch the latest releases playing.
Do you feel like laughing your way through an evening? There are several comedy clubs which are sure to delight with the various comedians on the ticket each night. If a rich nightlife is what you are after, there are numerous clubs and bars for your nightly entertainment.
Relax in Nature
Aside from all of the bountiful things there are to do to keep you entertained, there are just as many things to do that will help you have a relaxing time, as well. It will certainly calm your nerves to take a walk or hike for the day through the many luxurious meadows and parks that Oxford lies claim to. With so many open spaces, you can’t help but enjoy the beautifully fresh, clean air that is free from much of the pollution that is in the rest of the world. The Botanic Gardens and Angel Meadow are just a couple of the places which you can find that will put you in a whole new world of calm.
This is truly a great place for singles, couples, and families, alike. There are many things for kids to do, like arts and crafts, as well as different puppet shows. While the kids are entertained, this is a great time for Mom and Dad to indulge in a walk or a movie.
When visiting the city of Oxford you should definitely incorporate a trip to the countryside into your itinerary. Owner’s Direct have a variety of Cotswold cottages and Keswick cottages available to rent to make your visit that little bit more special.