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UK – Oxford

Oxford Self-Guided City Walk

Oxford is an historic university town dating back to the Saxon period. A river crossing for oxen was in place around AD 900 (hence the name Ox-Ford).

The town’s university heritage began in the 12th century when the University of Oxford originated. It is the oldest university in the English speaking world.

There are 38 colleges associated with the university and this path will take you past many of them.

Principal sights include the famous Christ College and cathedral, the botanic garden, impressive museums, and large libraries.

Walk Distance 3.2km / 2.0 miles mostly flat.