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University of Oxford

1 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, England
011-33-1865-270-396
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Ranked #1 of 102 Attractions in Oxford
Type: Educational Sites
Activities: Leisure education
Description: Starting as early as 1096 with some form of teaching, Oxford is the oldest English-speaking university in the world.
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Pune
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78 reviews 78 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

It figures among the top academic institutions in the world and the charming interposition of the town (commercial establlishments, shops etc.) and the gown (the 38 colleges which make up the University) makes an unique impact. There is a photo op at every turn and plenty of nostalgia for those who have attended the University. Good planning is required to... More

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Satellite Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

The history, the tradition, the architecture. You could spend weeks in Oxford and not see and learn everything!!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

We went with aviator tour which also included Warwick castle and Stratford on Avon.our tour thru oxford was so good. To the old buildings to the university. An untouched city due to being left along by the German bombing. You could feel the history being there. Our guide Phil was brilliant and to hear the stories and history was great.... More

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Texas
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84 reviews 84 reviews
48 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This was one place on my "to visit" list and my dream finally came true. It was like walking through paradise. The history, the intellectual community, the learning, the architecture, the books, the sights and sounds...what a spectacular place! We did the Hop and Ride Bus Tour first. Good orientation and also good for getting from Point A to Point... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Go there and walk the grounds of Christ Church and be inspired by buildings 800 to 1000 years old. Absolutely magnificent.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

My wife and I revelled in the privilege of spending a day in Oxford exploring several of the University Colleges. We were amazed at spectacular architecture of the buildings and the efforts to preserve these august academic institutions. We visited both Balliol and Christ College and the tours through each location were highly worthwhile.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

You can't fail to appreciate the historical significance of Oxford University as you marvel at its beautiful buildings. well worth a visit.

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Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

we had the advantage of my grandson, a university student, taking us around. It is all so beautiful and full of history.

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Malacca, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

The name itself needs no introduction. It is known for centuries. The Bodleian Library stood majestically there as a witness to a history of knowledge. Unfortunately it was closed the day I arrived but I was able to enter the compound of the university. Took pictures of the many doors of the schools in the grand university. Happy to visit... More

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Manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Booked a day's course on Medicinal Plants. For me it was brilliant but if its not for you there are loads of other courses (see Web). I booked lunch in advance - a pleasant three-course meal in a lovely restaurant. However, lots of bistros , etc in area. Try a day course as a treat. Excellent

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