A few weekends ago I had the opportunity to go to Oxford with work. I’ve been multiple times, but I can’t help but love it. The architecture of the town is bold and the air is heavy with history and literary triumphs. It’s the town of Lewis Carroll, Tolkein, C.S. Lewis, Pullman. Once you’ve visited Oxford you can see why the city inspired them to great writings.
Matthew Arnold called Oxford “the city of dreaming spires”. And you only need to walk down Saxon streets that are still in use and see the Bridge of Sighs, to believe that it’s truly a city with beautiful architecture at every turn.
Ovciously, you can’t leave Oxford without a visit to the Ashmolean Museum, and for all booklovers know that there are over 120 miles of bookshelf space at the University and local bookshops are incredibly good.
You can read my past posts on Oxford.
Have you been to Oxford before? What are your favourite things to do?