The ‘county town’ of Oxfordshire, Oxford actually holds city status and is home to one of the oldest and most famous universities in the world. Positioned to the north west of London and east of Gloucester, its population figure is around 154,000 and it sits next to the Cotswolds.
Oxford has been a settlement since Saxon times, and was taken over by the Normans in 1066. Gaining prestige during the 12th century, the university and several colleges were founded during this time. It has also been involved in many events throughout the history of Britain, such is its importance. There’s also a long tradition of brewing in the city.
Aside from education, Oxford is famous for being home to several car manufacturing plants, and this industrialisation began in the 1920s with the location of the Morris Motor Company. The city is noted for being split into two halves, the east being more production oriented. These days it’s the site of the MINI factory, as well as various business parks.
To look at Oxford on a map, it’s fairly easy to see that it’s surrounded by huge swathes of countryside. Indeed the Cotswolds are incredibly close, but the lack of major built up areas means you really can take yourself back to the ‘golden years’ when driving was a hobby rather than a chore. A wealth of back roads and relatively close proximity to motorways to the east makes the county as a whole just marvellous for motorists.
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