Oxford, Blenheim and the Cotswolds
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Why choose the Oxford, Blenheim & the Cotswolds tour
The City of Oxford was home to C.S Lewis, JRR Tolkien and the birthplace of Stephen Hawking. Oxford is home to the oldest university in England. Many of the 36 colleges which go to make up the university were founded between the 13th and 16th centuries. The colleges were designed along the lines of monastic buildings but were often surrounded by beautiful gardens. See the great dining hall in Christ Church College; the inspiration for Hogwarts. View the beautiful vaulted staircases which are frequently used for filming interior scenes.
Home to the Duke of Marlborough and birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, Blenheim Palace is a grand aristocratic home befitting the high status of a Dukedom. After John Churchill defeated the French at the Battle of Blenheim in 1704, Queen Anne gave him the Manor of Woodstock and had this palatial house built for him in gratitude. The long drive up to the great court provides splendid views of Capability Brown’s world famous landscaped grounds.