Oxford is known as “the city of Dreaming Spires”, world famous for its Universities and its place in history. For over 800 years it has housed royalty and scholars and was an established town in the 9th Century. Today the city is a centre of commerce for businesses and provides a hub for pleasure activities, with a host of museums, theatres, hotels and eateries. Along with the multitude of historical buildings and architecture available, Oxford also provides a selection of shopping options, from it’s out of city shopping areas in Batley, to the city centre high street and covered market, and to the north Bicester Village with its premium outlet shopping, Oxford remains as a favourite global tourist destination. Oxford sits 24 miles (39 km) north-west of Reading, 26 miles (42 km) north-east of Swindon, 36 miles (58 km) east of Cheltenham and 43 miles (69 km) east of Gloucester, 29 miles (47 km) south-west of Milton Keynes, 38 miles (61 km) south-east of Evesham, 43 miles (69 km) south of Rugby and 51 miles (82 km) north-west of London. The Rivers Cherwell and Thames (also sometimes known as the Isis locally from the Latinised name Thames is run through Oxford and meet south of the city centre.
Due to the volume of schools on offer, refer to this site for a comprehensive list http://www.oxfordcity.co.uk/oxford/home_education.html
Click here to view a host of museums on offer http://www.oxfordcity.co.uk/oxford/home_arts_entertainment_museums.html
Cumnor Hill is a hill in the civil parish of Cumnor, within the west boundary of the city of Oxford in the English county of Oxfordshire. It is also the name of the ribbon development between the original Cumnor village and Botley outside the ring road on the outskirts of Oxford. The road up Cumnor Hill was the original route of the A420 between Oxford and Swindon, until the Cumnor Hill by-pass was built in the 1970s. The road is now unclassified. At the top of Cumnor Hill is the hamlet of Chawley, where the Kimmeridge Clay is close to the surface. There were brickworks there until 1937. Cumnor Hill offers the beauty of Oxfordshire’s breathtaking rolling countryside, yet being conveniently placed approximately three miles from the centre of this historic University City and its many cultural attractions. Cumnor’s community continues to thrive, enhanced by three churches, several pubs and local shops and a highly-regarded primary school.
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