Every tourist destination has it’s attractions. However, because every tourist is different, these attractions have greater or lesser value. In this series Gary’s gives his reasons for traveling to a particular place. Hopefully some of his thoughts will entice you to consider adding this particular place to your itinerary. The entire series is being categorized under the heading, “Spotlights.” You may find more about these locations in the archives of this website, under headings such as, “Great Places,” “Things to Do in,” “Best of,” “Top 10” and “Places of a Lifetime.” In addition, there may be “Walking Tours” of these places available for purchase on the website for the low price of $1.49 each.
The “dreamy spires” of Oxford England welcome visitors to this charming university town. Oxford is one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious universities. However, a stroll through the city center reveals that Oxford England is more than just its university. Stop in Oxford England during your trip to Great Britain for at least the following reasons:
1. The “Dreamy spires” refer to the many towers from the numerous colleges of the university.
2. One of the most significant buildings on the university campus is the Radcliffe Camera, built in the 1700s to house the science library.
3. As in Cambridge, the streets of Oxford England are dotted with elaborate gates as well as the regal buildings of the colleges themselves.