Oxford is a city located in the United Kingdom. The city is fast growing and one of the most ethnically diverse countries in the world. Oxford is world renown for the University of Oxford which is one of the oldest Universities in the world where many scientist and philosophers studied. The United Kingdom is known to preserve the bindings which were built in the past and Oxford is a city where there are many ancient buildings get preserved till today. The Poet Mathew Arnold named the town as Oxford as it means the city of dreaming spires.
Most of us when we hear the word Oxford we immediately think that it is the University. But there is a whole city name Oxford and many things for you to explore in the city. So if you are visiting the city for the first time then do not miss to visit the following places:
- Christ Church University.
- Pitt Rivers Museum.
- Botanic Gardens.
- Thames path.
- The Blenheim Palace.
- Guided Walks.
Christ Church University:
The Christ Church University is popularly known as the house. The university is more like a Country house than a University. Many films were shot here in this place. Some scenes from Harry Potter were taken in this area. The universities chapel is the city’s cathedral which is kept open for visitors and the residents of the University.
Pitt Rivers Museum:
An Anthropologist named Henry Lane Fox Pitt Rivers had collected over 20,000 objects which were used for his scientific and cultural studies. He had posted them in the British Empire, and now that is the Pitt Rivers Museum. There are many items collected from all across the world. The samples like ethnic masks, clothing, musical instruments, jewelry, etc. The samples are arranged based on types and not based on geographical locations. Some interesting objects like shrunken human head, mummies, trophy scalps are a great attraction too.
The Rose Lane is one of the oldest botanic gardens in Britain. The gardens located in the heart of the city gives you peace admits the busy city. The garden has traditional herbal remedies which are used in modern medicine.
The Thames path is a train where you can either walk or cycle. It is not advisable to go for a walk during the winter as the river might get flooded. The natural trail is beautiful, and you can have a peaceful walk in the Thames Path.
The Blenheim Palace:
The Blenheim Palace located in Oxfordshire, England is one of the most beautifully built architectures in the world. The Palace is one of the largest houses in England and built between the years of 1705 to 1722. The UNESCO designated the palace as a world heritage site in the year 1987.
If you are a person who enjoys walking, then Oxford is one of the best places for you to visit. There will always be an individual who guides you through the city.