The City of Oxford
Oxford is home to the world-famous University of Oxford, the oldest University in the English-speaking world and the only city in the county of Oxfordshire. The Anglo-Saxons founded Oxford, which means the "ford of the oxen" (a ford where people or animals can cross a river). Oxford is packed with history and an academic centre with beautiful museums such as the Ashmoleum and the Pitt's River Museum. The city is also an important manufacturing centre, and BMW makes their Mini cars in a factory within a suburb of Oxford.
Top Sights in Oxford:
- Ashmolean Museum: the world's first university museum, which includes works by Michelangelo, da Vinci, Picasso and Turner
- University Museum of Natural History: Holds the university's zoological and geological specimens
- Pitt Rivers Museum: A quirky anthropological collection of over 500,000 items collected worldwide.
- Oxford Castle & Prison: Explore the 1000-year history of Oxford.
- Oxford Walking Tour: Take a guided tour with a University alumni
- Bodleian Library: Home to one of the world's most excellent academic libraries
- Christ Church: World famous academic centre with a collection of Old Master paintings and iconic architecture.