oxford

I have been to Oxford twice. The first time I was your typical tourist roaming the university grounds, admiring the architecture, and visiting some of the free museums. The second time I was passing through on my way to and from Blenheim Palace (which I recommend). On the way back I decided to stay in Oxford for a bit before catching the train back to London. For whatever reason I decided to get dinner at The Eagle and Child, a pub on St. Giles. Previously I had viewed this pub as a ‘tourist trap.’ This is because The Eagle and…

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Many visitors to Great Britain think they need to spend all their time in London, where there are months worth of activities. But some of my best experiences happened outside of London. One such place is Oxford, which is a little over an hour train ride from London Paddington station. Part of me regrets not spending more time in this city to further explore the colleges and the surrounding villages. The University of Oxford is the main draw of the city, and makes up the majority of the city centre. Paid tours are offered of many of the colleges, but…

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