Histortical Attractions in Oxford

Ashmolean Museum

Founded in 1683, the Ashmolean is Britain’s first public museum and home to the University of Oxford’s world-class collections of art and archaeology.

The collections span the civilisations of east and west, charting the aspirations of humankind from the Neolithic era to the present day. Among its treasures are the world's largest collection of Raphael drawings, the most important collection of pre-Dynastic Egyptian material in Europe, the only great Minoan collection in Britain, the finest Anglo-Saxon collections outside the British Museum and the foremost collection of modern Chinese art in the Western world.

For more information such as opening times and how to get there visit www.ashmolean.org

Bodliean Library & Radcliffe Camera

The libraries of Oxford are amongst the most extensive and recognised in the world, not only for the books of historical value they contain, but also for their splendid buildings which many of have been in use since the middle ages. One of the most popular is the Bobleian library with its ornate interior, this is considered the cheif library amongst the Universities many buildings. 

For more information please visit www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk

Blenheim Palace

One of Britain’s finest stately homes and a World Heritage Site – Blenheim Palace was the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. The house is open from March to October and the Capability Brown parkland throughout the year. Discounted tickets for the park, palace and gardens are available at the hotel reception.

Visit www.blenheimpalace.com for further information.

Iffley Church

The St. Mary's church in Iffley is famous for its stunning grounds and interior decoration. It is a site of great architectural interest, build during the 1100's, and completed by 1170. it is considered to promote one of the finest examples of Romanesque architecture in the UK. The church is open to day time visitors all year long and remains in the fabulous condition it was built in.

For more information please visit www.iffley.co.uk 


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