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Oxford in Oxfordshire in the south east of England is mostly known for the oldest university in the English speaking world. The town revolves around the university and so do the sights tourist should visit. You can easily travel from Oxford to London via the buses that are operated regularly or to Heathrow or Gatwick airport via the same bus services.
The city centre of Oxford is literally littered with buildings used by the university. They include the main quadrangle of the university as well as All Souls College. University Church of St Mary's and the Carfax Tower can all be found in a small are in the city centre. This centre is located around Carfax, which is a cross roads in Oxford. The Clarendon and Westgate are two of the shopping centres in Oxford, but don't expect grandeur here. They are just home to some of the well known high street retailers without any fun fare or structural marvels surrounding them.
If you want to see a spectacular shop you will need to go to Blackwell's Bookstore which is home to the largest single room book collection in the whole of Europe with 10.000 sq ft.
With a legacy dating back to the 12th Century it is no wonder there are many outstanding museums located in Oxford. None of which looks more impressive than the University Museum of Natural History. Other museums you might want to look up are the Ashmolean and the Pitt Rivers Museum. The museum of the history of Science is well located in Oxford, home of some of the brightest scientists in modern day history.
For some peace and tranquillity one can visit the Oxford Botanic Gardens which are particularly stunning at the end of the summer. There is a plethora of theatres in the town and the Sheldonian combines stunning exteriors with a lovely decor inside as well.
Despite the fact this is student town number one, the sporting teams of Oxford have never managed to make a huge impact on British sports. The only exception to this is the rowing varsity team which manages to battle every year with Cambridge to be the best university varsity rowing team. This race is known to be able to stop the nation dead in its track and the race is broadcasted for 3 or 4 hours even though the actual event only lasts around 30 minutes.
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