An ancient university city, Oxford dates back to the twelfth century and now combines the history of well over a thousand listed buildings with a modern, relatively compact centre. Before completing your car hire, Oxford can be explored leisurely on foot. Home to the oldest English-speaking university in the world, a regular public event programme promotes various college traditions, while the Castle hosts Shakespeare festivals and offers escorted trips - with an underground crypt dating back to 1071. A choice of guided walking tours, bustling shopping centres or independent shopping is available in the centre of Oxford, in addition to an unusual covered market with vintage clothes shops. Fashionable restaurants and a lively arts scene keep visitors dined and entertained in the evenings.
Exeter College in Oxford is most picturesque, or see the grotesque gargoyles and the Bridge of Sighs (part of Hertford College), reminiscent of Venetian canals. The Ashmolean Museum has a rooftop restaurant and collections of Roman and Egyptian artefacts. Alternatively, the Pitt Rivers Museum exhibits themed collections of souvenirs from around the globe. From the beautiful ceiling in the Bodleian Library to the dinosaurs at the Museum of Natural History in Parks Road, there is plenty to see for all ages. Gardens and green spaces abound both in the city centre and the surrounding area of Oxfordshire, to explore more easily with car hire all organised.
To make the most of getting around with car hire, why not begin east of the city towards Rose Lane and the A420, near Christchurch Meadow? Here, on the banks of the River Cherwell are Oxford Botanic Gardens with J. R. Tolkien’s favourite tree, said to have inspired his Lord of the Rings story. Port Meadow offers old bathing spots, picnic benches and walks, near Wolvercote on the Walton Well Road, to the north west of Oxford (heading out on the A4144). Instead, drive towards Uffington in your hire car and you will reach the aptly named White Horse Hill. This fascinating curiosity from the Bronze Age is easy to get to with car hire. North of Oxford near Woodstock is Blenheim Palace, the birthplace of Winston Churchill and now classified as a World Heritage site - with pleasure gardens and miniature trains too. A few miles further eastwards is Bicester village, a shopping outlet with an unhurried atmosphere.
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