Oxford the world over is famous for its University and if the oldest university in the English-speaking world. It is believed that teaching started in some form in 1096. Oxford University is now recognised as a world-leading centre of learning, teaching and research. It is known for its distinctive collegiate structure with a total of 38 Oxford colleges, a selection of which were used as a filming location for the Harry Potter films.
Oxford is an architectural delight and the city is famed for its beautiful buildings including, Christ Church college, The Bridge of Sighs and probably one of the most well-known and photographed building the Radcliffe Camera.
Oxford is one of the UK’s major tourism centres with over 9 million visitors each year for all over the world. As well as a wide selection of museums visitors can explore the wide streets of the city and some retail therapy in either the new Westgate shopping centre or the historic Covered Market with its many boutique and independent shops.