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> Six Things you must do in Oxford
manzara
post Oct 14 2009, 12:48 PM
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Oxford is one of the most familiar cities in Britain, after London, even for people who have never been there. Its fine, wide streets and noble buildings - even its pubs - have been the backdrop for countless TV programmes and films, from Inspector Morse to Harry Potter.

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post Oct 14 2009, 12:55 PM
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Cheers, I love Oxford. Both my brothers live/have lived there at somepoint, so I've spent a bit of time there but haven't got round to seeing nearly enough of it.

Blenheim Palace is worth a visit too if you're in the locality... as is punting on the Thames.
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post Oct 15 2009, 03:12 AM
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I have been fortunate enough to live in Oxford (and still have relatives there) and also close to Cambridge, two lovely riverside University cities.

And, yes, sianeth, Blenheim Palace in nearby Woodstock is certainly well worth a visit, not only to visit the house itself but also to stroll around the magnificent grounds. As you may know the Palace was the birthplace and ancestral home of Sir Winston Churchill.


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I've had job interviews in Oxford recently, and I have to say...sorry....it wasn't all that nice. I say this solely as a comparison to its rival, Cambridge, which I thought was a fantastic place. Oxford felt like a normal provincial town with some old buildings in, Cambridge felt like it was built around the University itself, if that makes sense?

But I do agree with your comments on Woodstock, lovely place.


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post Oct 15 2009, 11:45 AM
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I haven't been to Cambridge properly, I need to go...

Some parts of Oxford definitely aren't the best, Cowley Rd for example!
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QUOTE(sianeth @ Oct 15 2009, 11:45 AM) *

Some parts of Oxford definitely aren't the best, Cowley Rd for example!

Maybe not, unless you want to enjoy a delicious Indian meal or purchase herbs, spices, curry pastes and sauces at excellent prices. Cheaper - and friendlier - than Tesco!


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QUOTE(manzara @ Oct 15 2009, 05:54 PM) *

QUOTE(sianeth @ Oct 15 2009, 11:45 AM) *

Some parts of Oxford definitely aren't the best, Cowley Rd for example!

Cheaper - and friendlier - than Tesco!


Most places are!

Yeah, I remember walking up there once at night... didn't know where I was and it was a bit scary!
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