Home to the oldest university in the English speaking world, it comes as no surprise that the town of Oxford with its famous educational institution has shaped it into the place it is today.
Like most towns with an old university, the majority of buildings belong to the university itself which means that there is an impressive range of them in one area.
My group stopped into Oxford for a break on our drive from London to Edinburgh.
Since it was quite early on in the day there wasn’t a lot going on yet (like I would expect of any town full of university students) but it was fantastic to just stroll around.
The weather was perfect and the buildings, many from the 16th century era are wonderful to take in.
Some of the university buildings are open to visitors (although certain ones may charge entry) so you might like to have a peak inside a few if you have the time.
Oxford has been the filming location for a variety of movies, including Harry Potter which is understandable giving how elegant a town it is.
I’d definitely recommend doing a walking tour to get a better understanding of the history here or visit one of a variety of museums, there’s even the Museum of Oxford about the town itself.
You might also be tempted to get a University of Oxford sweatshirt as most tourists here seemed to be, they won’t be hard to find as I saw plenty of shops displaying them in their windows!