enchantedengland: We all want to visit Oxford to view the brilliant breath-taking architecture of the colleges, but there are MORE, yes even more reasons to get yourself there than that. Like what?you say suspiciously. Well, here are a few:
the eleventh century motte-and-bailey Oxford Castle, with its 900 year old crypt. Climb Saxon St George’s Tower, one of Oxford’s oldest buildings, for spectacular city views.
Ashmolean Museum, the world’s first public museum, with works by Michelangelo, Picasso, and Leonardo da Vinci.
a plethora of book shops, antiquarian, specialist, and new; including Blackwell’s Books, the largest book space in Europe.
Covered Market, the oldest covered market in England, with its atmospheric and unusual small shops; including a chocolate shop, a cake shop, a fine butchers shop, a hat shop, and a lovely lovely florists’ shop.
Oxford city centre is very compact and walkable. Many areas are pedestrianised, and all major tourist sights are well-signposted. You know you want to go.
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