Touted as one of the most attractive cities and known as the "city of dreaming spires" it was originally named "Oxenaforda", or in layman's terms, the ford of the oxen or literally an oxen river crossing area. In AD900, Oxford was a military frontier town that in due course was raided by the Danes and eventually fell during the Norman Invasion in 1066. Sitting in the central southern part of England, its fame revolves around Oxford University, the oldest university in the English-speaking world that was founded in the 12th Century.
We can all bow down and thank Oxford for: Lewis Carroll meeting his muse to be in the story of Alice in Wonderland, JRR Tolkien giving the world his quirky hobbits in The Lord of the Rings, Oscar Wilde, and John Fowles the author of "Magus", to name a few. Whilst JK Rowling's Harry Potter set her fictional wizards within its domain.
There is the Oxford Ashmolean Museum, the first museum to open its doors to the public where you will find a stunning collection of antiquities and the "Queen's Lane Coffee House" supposedly the oldest coffee house in England that has been grinding out caffeine hits since 1654. The Oxford Castle became the Oxford Prison and is now a boutique hotel, "Malmaison". Oxford is definitely the place to go for quirky tit bits of history, amazing architecture, markets to explore and riverside Botanic Gardens.
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