Friday, September 13, 2013

The City of Dreaming Spires Inspires

The "City of Dreaming Spires" beckons! Travel to Oxford, England. An hour by train outside London, Oxford is a city in central, southern England. Oxford is best known for housing one of the world's most prestigious institutions for higher learning, the University of Oxford. However, Oxford is much more than a university town or stomping ground for the world's brilliant minds.

Art and architecture fans  will love Oxford for its virtual timeline of every English architectural period since the arrival of the Saxons in the early first century. Delight in a number of small cobbled streets and alleyways that are untouched for hundreds of years.

Shoppers can hit up Oxford's glorious High Street to find a vibrant, slightly curved street that is host to a number of Oxford's finest restaurants, jewelers , fashion outlets, antique dealers, the famous Oxford University shop and of course St Mary’s church. The city offers a marvelous opportunity to stroll!

Book lovers, Oxford is rich in bookshops. Do pop into one: browse, read and have a coffee. Oxford also packs it's fair-share of museums. Try the Museum of Oxford, Pitt Rivers Museum, Bate Collection of Musical Instruments, Museum of the History of Science or Modern Art Oxford. All of these museums are free! But if these museums do not quench your thirst for knowledge, why not check out the Bodlein Library or meander through the colleges. The majority of colleges are free to visit in the afternoons. Sample the fare in one of Oxford’s pubs such as the White Horse,the Kings Arms, the Mitre, the Turf, the Turl... or have a warming pie from Pieminister in the Covered Market.

The City of Dreaming Spires inspires! Travel to Oxford for the art, the architecture, the history and the shopping! Travel to England with Celtic Tours World Vacations

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