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4.5 out of 5
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34,784 people visited Oxford
As a center of learning for almost 950 years, Oxford has perfected the art of higher education. Students still wear the traditional academic gowns on exam days and rooms are austere enough to stand in for the dining hall at Harry Potter's Hogwart's School of Witchcraft.
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  • OxfordPro 2014
    D'Maris Coffman
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    4 Jan 13, 2014

    For those of us in Cambridge, it will always be 'the other place,' but what a nice place it is. Stunning ancient university town with probably superior architecture. You can spend an afternoon or a decade there and still be delighted.

    Recommended for:BackpackersFamily TravelersHistory BuffsStudents
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    Scott Kennedy
    5 Oct 21, 2013

    The real home of The Hobbit - or at least JRR Tolkein. The writer who started it all wrote, lived, taught and called Oxford home. Hobbit fans gather here every September for a festival celebrating the greatness of the creator!

    Recommended for:Art & Design LoversHistory BuffsLocal Culture
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    5 Sep 29, 2013

    I lived in Oxford on and off for a combined total of about a year, and although I'm a Canadian expat, I consider Oxford to be my "british hometown". It's the first place I lived in the UK, I know it like the back of my hand, and it's my escape from big city life in London.

    Aside from being famous for having a certain university, Oxford is a gorgeous little town with a beautiful city centre and stunning (and varied!) architecture. 1000-year old pubs, hidden gardens, lovely cafes and bookstores, and quirky shops and side streets make Oxford one of the most charming places in England, in my opinion.

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    Gerard Keyes
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    2 Mar 26, 2013

    You really have to watch out for student on bikes who don't care for the safety of pedestrians in their path. Oxford used to be my nearest town so I do know Oxford fairly well but as nice as it looks, I wouldn't want to live there. Its just too expensive to live there.

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    Leigh Virkus
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    4 Jan 14, 2013

    This was a great city to visit with Oxford University being the prime tourist site. We also like walking around this old English town with a lot of history.

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    Daniel Mason-D'Croz
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    5 Nov 15, 2012

    Beautiful university town. The university buildings are spectacular, and to walk through the street where so many famous and important thinkers have walked is pretty cool. Check out the Eagle and Child, and get an ale pie in the same pub where JRR Tolkein and CS Lewis talked about their work

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    Keith Favreau
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    Oxford is an amazing university town. It is worth walking through all the colleges and punting on the river.

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    Hannah Anderson
    4 Jul 04, 2012

    I took time out of our visit to London to see Oxford for a few hours. I loved it so much, I would want to stay in the city and visit it. It is large enough to boast many restaurants and activities, but small enough to be easy to navigate. The architecture is stunning and the people are friendly.

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    Nicholas D
    4 Jul 04, 2012

    The history of Oxford is almost oppressive when strolling the Uni's campus. But the city and Uni's beauty and architecture made me feel right at home, and snuck into my mind as a possible graduate study location.

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    Carl Roffey
    4 Apr 05, 2013

    Beautiful

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    D'Maris CoffmanD'Maris's Oxford Guide
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    Amanda FoleyAmanda's Oxford Guide
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    Chris MillsonChris's Oxford Guide
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    Malcolm TyrrellMalcolm's Oxford Guide
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    Stuart ScottStuart's Oxford Guide

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