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Oxford

Oxford is a city, and the county town of Oxfordshire most famous for its university. Oxford was first settled in Saxon times and was heavily damaged during the Norman Invasion of 1066. Following the conquest, the town was assigned a governor, Robert D'Oyly, who ordered the construction of Oxford Castle to confirm Norman authority over the area. The castle has never been used for military purposes and its remains survive to this day.

The University of Oxford is first mentioned in 12th century records and today is made up of a total of 39 colleges.

Oxford is a city of cosmopolitan restaurants and lively pubs, a wide variety of entertaiment and excellent shopping several theatres, and an ice rink. The historic buildings make this location a popular target for film and TV crews.

There is a long history of brewing in Oxford. Several of the colleges had private breweries, one of which, at Brasenose, survived until 1889. In the 16th century brewing and malting appear to have been the most popular trades in the city. There were breweries in Brewers Street and Paradise Street, near the Castle Mill Stream.

Oxford is a very green city, with several parks and nature walks within the ring road, as well as several sites just outside the ring road. In total, 28 Nature Reserves exist within or just outside of Oxford ring road.

Oxford Tourist Information Centre
15-16 Broad Street
Oxford
OX1 3AS

+44(0)1865 252200
tic@oxford.gov.uk
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