Oxford is famous for its place in history. You can discover the history and heritage of Oxford and Oxfordshire by doing any of the following:
1. Stand on White Horse Hill and imagine yourself in an Iron Age fort, surrounded by fierce attacking tribes.
2. Return to the 18th century on the narrow, winding Oxford canal, bringing vital coal to Oxfordshire's land-locked villages and towns.
4. Retrace the footsteps of a Victorian prisoner and try on the strait jacket, tread the treadmill and turn the screw at Oxford Castle Unlocked.
5. Picture yourself among the landed nobility of Queen Anne's day at Blenheim Palace - though most of us would have been servants...
6. Visualise the village of Uffington recreated at Pendon Museum, just as it was in the 1930's
7. Visit the Oxford colleges which exist in their own time warp, their halls, chapels and libraries used exactly as they have been used for centuries.
8. See for yourself the inspiration for Hogwarts library: Duke Humfrey's Library, unchanged since it was built - in 1488.
With its mix of ancient and modern, there is plenty for both tourist and resident to enjoy. Whether it’s visiting one of the many historic buildings, colleges or museums, going out for a drink or a meal, taking in a show or shopping till you drop, Oxford has it all.