Oxford is United Kingdom's oldest University City. It is situated in the Oxfordshire county along the rivers Thames and Cherwell. The climate of Oxford is maritime temperate with warm summers and mild winters. Avoid booking cheap hotels in October if you don't want to have a wet vacation. Instead, book one of Oxford cheap hotels in March when it is warm and dry.
Oxford was originally called “Oxanforda” when the city was first occupied during the Saxon period. The city was first mentioned in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle in 912 and the settlement started around the St. Frideswide's nunnery during the 8th century.
Events, Landmarks, Activities
The month of June can get real busy in Oxford as it hosts numerous events during that time including the Blenheim Palace Flower Show, Cowley Road Carnival, Oxford Open Water Week and Henley Royal Regatta so choose the one that suits your interest. Oxford is a great place to go sightseeing because of its excellent list of historical attractions such as the University Church of St Mary the Virgin, Bodleian Library, Sheldonian Theatre and Hertford Bridge. Those who like visiting museums should definitely visit the Natural History Museum, Ashmolean Museum and Christ Church Picture Gallery.
Oxford is a pedestrian and bicycle-friendly city having many pedestrian and bike lanes plus clear signposts. You can even carry a bicycle in the train for free, but make sure to lock it securely when parking. Those who are traveling in groups can take a taxi for short distances, but for long distances, it is best to hire a minicab.