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Oxford Map - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT

This panorama was taken on Broad Street in Oxford. It shows the junction between Broad Street and Parks Road. On this corner are the New Boldelian Library, Woodham College and the Sheldonian Theatre. Google have recently updated their satellite images of Oxford, providing superb aerial pictures of the city.

Oxford Map - FURTHER INFORMATION

Oxford Map - Oxford visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Oxford Map' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Oxfordshire.

Oxford - The Town of Dreaming Spires - is one of England's two famous university towns, always in competition with Cambridge. The name comes from 'Oxen-ford', and the town grew up around a ford of the River Thames. The centre of the city has 900 buildings of architectural or historic interest and several towers offer a splendid view of the dreaming spires of Oxford. Skyline images of Oxford in this tour were taken from the top of Carfax Tower, St. This Oxford map shows many of the sights, attractions and places of interest in the city in a unique way. On the map of Oxford are markers showing the locations of over fully 360° panoramas that have been taken around Oxford. The pins show the locations of the museums, parks and major sights of interest within Oxford. Each panoramic image or picture is accompanied by some local and travel information.

This collection of panoramas provides a virtual tour of Oxford. The map used is a Google map, it can be viewed either as a street map of Oxford, or changed to show highly detailed satellite images of the city. A hybrid version overlays the road map of Oxford onto the satellite image.

A full list of the panoramas linked to this Oxford map is given on the Oxford Index.

About Oxford

Oxford is an ancient English City close to London. It is often referred to romantically as 'The Town of Dreaming Spires' and is one of England's two famous university towns, always in competition with Cambridge. The name comes from 'Oxen-ford', and the town grew up around a ford of the River Thames. Oxford city center boasts about 900 buildings of architectural or historic interest, some of which are open to the public, though many form parts of the University Colleges. There are several towers which offer a splendid view of the dreaming spires of Oxford. Skyline images of Oxford in this tour were taken from the top of Carfax Tower, St. Michael's Tower and the tower of St. Mary the Virgin Church.

This virtual tour of Oxford takes in many of the historical buildings around the town, including a number of the colleges, museums and libraries.

Oxford University is made up of 36 colleges and 5 halls scattered around the city, now forming a contrast to the the shops and offices of modern Oxford. Many of the colleges have beautiful gardens, neat quadrangles, and their own chapels, such as those shown of Wadham College. Many of the colleges are open in part to the public at certain times, though some, like Christ Church College, will charge an entrance fee. Today the university accounts for almost 15,000 of Oxford's 115,000 population.

Oxford sits on two rivers, the Cherwell and the Thames. The River Cherwell flows along the east of the city, through University Park and other meadows. The Thames flows along the west and is known locally as the Isis. Local traditions include the May Morning (May Day) when choristers sing madrigals from the top of Magdalen College Tower from 6.00am. Students have a reputation for jumping off Magdalen Bridge into the river Cherwell shortly after this.

For Webmasters: It is possible to use this whole virtual tour in your own site for free. Please see the Use a Tour page for more information on how to use the London map in your own site. Each panorama shown here can be linked to individually. To do so select the link from the 'permalink' chain link icon in the title bar of the photograph of interest.

TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE

Oxford is a short distance from London and is a popular destination for day trips from the capital. Visitors tend to arrive either by train or via one of the regular coach services like the 'Oxford Tube' or Megabus.
By Road: From London take the M40 and then the A40 to one of the Park and Ride car parks outside the city centre. From there take a bus into Oxford itself.




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