A city that promises an example of every type of English architecture since the Saxons, "the city of dreaming spire" is one for lovers of history, heritage and romance. Home to the ancient and prestigious Oxford University which has been home to scholars for over 800 years, Oxford has been an established town since the 9th century and it is this you feel when you spend some time there.

What to do in Oxford?

For things to do in Oxford start by perusing some of the museums, displaying exhibits on art, archaeology and history, many of which are free. To get a real feel for the city join a local guided tour which will point out areas of historical significance, different examples of architecture and amusing stories, traditions and folklore about the colleges. Cycling is extremely popular in oxford, so why not join the forces and hire a bike for the day to explore the city or get out into the countryside of the surrounding county.