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A summer cruise on the Thames

Destination: Oxford

Take a hot summer weekend, a spacious river boat and a few friends and family, and you've got all the ingredients for an idyllic weekend messing about on the river Thames

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Cricket pavillion in The Parks

Oxford - a jaunt round the city of dreaming spires

Destination: Oxford

Oxford is a great place to spend a few days lazing around olde worlde pubs, taking in the culture, and wandering along the canal and through the alleyways of this ancient city

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The White Horse

Nightlife in Oxford: a pub crawl

Destination: Oxford

Adrian Mourby explains how to get the best of Oxford's historic pubs on foot and by bicycle

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Canalside Pub

Successful Canal Holidays: It’s All In The Planning

Destination: Oxford

Forewarned is forearmed if you want to realise the dream of a stress-free holiday on the UK’s canals. Some of your most important decisions will be agreeing where to go and who to go with

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Christ Church College, Oxford

The best of Oxford: town and gown

Destination: Oxford

Honey-coloured college quads, bicycling students in gowns and punts on the river – explore the stereotypes and more in Oxford, a great weekend break or a must-see on a trip around England

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Radcliffe Camera (from St Marys)

Degrees of excellence: Oxford and its literary festival

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Destination: Oxford

Oxford is known for its great colleges with their beautiful quads and "dreaming spires", unique museums and water meadow rambles. Combine these with the annual literary festival for a memorable visit

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The Joy of Turl Street

Shopping in Oxford: breaking the chain

Destination: Oxford

A tour of Oxford shops that avoids chain stores

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All Souls College (© Visit Oxford)

Essential Oxford

Destination: Oxford

To really get under the skin of Oxford, hire a bike and pedal away, immersing yourself in the museums and restaurants of this fascinating and beautiful university city

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