The oldest English-speaking University in the world, Oxford University, was originally established in the 12th Century. It does not have a campus like other universities; it is a myriad of 40 colleges, libraries, exam schools, and museums. The heart of Oxford is at the crossing of High Street and St. Aldates.
THINGS TO DO
The Bodleian Library is the most famous library at Oxford and a major landmark in the city. Its reading room, the Radcliffe Camera, is not accessible to anyone except the students. Check out the next landmark, the “Bridge of Sighs” or the Lover’s Bridge.
Hertford Bridge is a pedestrian bridge at Hertford College. For a panoramic view of Oxford, climb the tower of the University Church of St. Mary the Virgin, on High Street.
The main colleges are Exeter College, New College, Queen’s College, Worcester College, All Souls, Christ Church, and Magdalen College. Make sure to visit each.
HOW TO GO
Oxford University has its own airport called the Kidlington. There are no commercial air services as of present in the airport, only private and charter flights. Southampton, Heathrow, and Birmingham are the closest airports to the University. Oxford Bus company runs from every airport, taking you to the most convenient stops. Birmingham is closest to Oxford regarding public transportation travel time. Those who love driving, take the M40 Motorway from London to Oxford.
WHEN TO GO
Visiting Oxford without visiting the colleges is futile. Therefore before you visit, check the college’s websites. Many colleges restrict access during terms, especially during May and June. The other University terms that you may want to avoid are October-November and January- February.
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