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Address: 1 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, England
Phone Number: 011-33-1865-270-396
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Starting as early as 1096 with some form of teaching, Oxford is the oldest...

Starting as early as 1096 with some form of teaching, Oxford is the oldest English-speaking university in the world.

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Oxford is just beautiful, any time of year. Wander the streets, pop in and out of the cathedrals and see the famous colleges. A pleasure and a treat to take in so much lavish... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Oxford is just beautiful, any time of year. Wander the streets, pop in and out of the cathedrals and see the famous colleges. A pleasure and a treat to take in so much lavish architecture and stonework.

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 662 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The University of Oxford consists of many separate colleges, most of them with many hundreds of years of history. On a wander around centre of this beautiful city we viewed the exterior of many of the famous colleges and paid to visit Christ Church which is one of the largest and includes Wren's Tom Tower, the staircase and hall known... More 

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Amherstburg, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Take a stroll around the historical structures. The University is world renown, a top institution. Take a free walking tour or do it solo, either way the entire area is cool to see!

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Springfield, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I recommend just walking around this fabulous collection of colleges and English history and entering some of the colleges. You can also take a paid walking tour, but there is also much to see which is free. We also purchased an all-day bus fare so that we could also see some of the surrounding neighborhoods (four pounds).

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United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Oxford university is classic. This what you expect classic universities are like. The city actually came before the university but over the time the university has engulfed the city. From spectacular buildings to ordinary looking old building everything has a history. For Harry Potter lover; the beautiful Christ Church College is there with its beautiful college; entrance is £7 for... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Always in the top five academic institutions in the world, Oxford University still has a lot of architectural charm, especially thanks to its collegiate structure.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

the best, the largest (i've ever visited), and the decorations are superb. i just can't stop looking around. don't go to oxford if you're not planning to visit this place

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

always thought what would these big universities look like. The aura is so calm and different. We couldnt see much as some of the classes were on. but it was a nice visit. we saw the Hogwarts dinning hall and it was a nice trip Month of visit May 2011

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Brookfield, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very beautiful to walk around and view the many splendid buildings and gaze at the old world architecture. Many shops and places to dine.

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Witney, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is difficult to go to one part of Oxford and say you have visited the University. It is spread out through the centre of Oxford and beyond. There are numerous ancient colleges, several of which can be visited during opening hours.most of these institutions have been there for hundreds of years, and this is part of the timeless appeal... More 

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