"Historic County of Oxfordshire" Top 5 Page for this destination Oxfordshire by aaaarrgh

Oxfordshire Travel Guide: 1,502 reviews and 3,213 photos

Filled with everything quintessentially 'English' - Oxford's spires, River Thames, Blenheim Palace, the rolling hills of the Cotswolds, the Ridgeway path and the White Horse, picturesque market towns with timber framed houses, villages wrapped around ancient greens, pubs, real ale, Morris Dancers...

Also home of industrial history and commerce - MG and Morris car production, Great Western Railway, Didcot Power Station...

My pages are more about Oxfordshire than the city of Oxford. Oxford, of course, is famous for its University, Cathedral, museums, gardens and medieval history. There are plenty of VT pages on Oxford at:


Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Beautiful English towns and villages, 4000 years of history, Oxford
  • Cons:It sometimes feels like only rich London commuters can afford to live in the nice bits!!
  • In a nutshell:Oxford is great but there is far more to the county.
  • Last visit to Oxfordshire: Aug 2011
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • King_Golo's Profile Photo
    Nov 29, 2009 at 12:37 PM

    Didn't know that just around the corner of Oxford there are towns that old! I will have to go there soon.

  • Apr 19, 2007 at 1:12 PM

    Thanks for the info about the yellow fields. We just arrived back in Oxford after a few weeks at our "other home" in Colorado. So exciting to the intensity of Spring here.

  • shutterlust's Profile Photo
    Aug 31, 2006 at 10:07 AM

    this is quite an excellent page. Very informative and interesting. Very helpful for me in figuring out where NOT to live (didcot). What do you think of Cowley or Summertown?

  • KiKitC's Profile Photo
    Oct 2, 2005 at 4:44 PM

    Thanks for the tips and great photos. Can almost taste the tea and scones...

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Aug 12, 2005 at 11:42 AM

    An excellent page on this wonderfully scenic part of England! Fantastic tips with tons of detail and great pics to boot! Nice to see a well-written power station tip too.

  • Orbital_'s Profile Photo
    Jul 12, 2005 at 5:21 PM

    Great tips for a great county, & very useful too! : )

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Jul 4, 2005 at 9:56 AM

    A town that has an excellent bicycle shop can't be all that bad.

  • easyoar's Profile Photo
    May 26, 2005 at 2:23 PM

    You certainly know your Oxfordshire, but I guess growing up there does help! I've rowed through here but didn't win a pot when I raced at Abingdon like your previous rater :-(

  • Bangkokjoe's Profile Photo
    Mar 24, 2005 at 11:44 PM

    Ha ha ha, loved this page - and that you sneaked Blenheim on after Abingdon. That'll sort out the snobs in Woodstock! Got my first Senior II cup at Abingdon. Wicked current. Cheers, Ian

  • pedersdottir's Profile Photo
    Feb 21, 2005 at 4:34 PM

    Enjoyed the virtual stroll through Dr. WHO territory. Any chance the time travelling phone box might be found in the local pub?

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