Oxfordshire – a beautiful county, with an inspiring city at its heart
There is more to the county of Oxfordshire than the city and the University. Rich in agricultural land, watered by the meandering River Thames, Oxfordshire has a long and fascinating past that has resulted in a classic English landscape of market towns, sleepy villages and tiny hamlets.
The county encompasses part of the Cotswolds, with its much-loved stone villages and rolling scenery, as well as interesting towns like Abingdon, Banbury and Henley-on-Thames.
The city of Oxford - ‘the city of dreaming spires’ - is dominated by the ancient University and its fine buildings. The city is also the original home of Morris cars, one of the best loved names in the history of motoring.
Around the city, you’ll find a host of wonderful places to visit, including the magnificent house and gardens of Blenheim Palace – birthplace of Winston Churchill.
All in all, this is a splendid county to live in – convenient and well connected for London, the Midlands and the North, and offering a wealth of lovely countryside to explore in your well-earned leisure time.