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Excellent

“Beautiful University City”

published 28/08/2003

ProBeautiful, Historic, Charming

ConsBusy at times, Lots of tourists

Is there a more beautiful city in these isles than Oxford? Well, I cannot claim to have been to all of the them but of those cities that I have visited Oxford is my favourite by far. Many years ago I lived in Oxford and have very fond memories of it. Of course, when you live in a place you tend...

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Super

“Home”

published 08/11/2002

ProAttractive, cultured city

ConsExpensive, students ;)

My perspective on Oxford is not quite the same as on Colchester. I haven’t lived there all my life, but I have been studying in Oxford for the last two years. That only amounts to about a year in the city, but means I’ve tried quite a few of the attractions and know a fair bit about the...

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Excellent

“A Students View”

published 04/08/2000

ProGood Socially

ConsTourists

My View, While i have been a student in oxford,i have grown to love and yet hate various aspects of oxford. Socially oxford is an increadabily an light hearted place, during term time, (Autumn,winter and Spring) the streets are bustling with students ranging in age (18 to 30). People seem to be...

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Excellent

“A New Life In Oxford”

published 02/01/2001

Prohistory, good mix of old/new, good housing,shops,r...

Consroads,transport, expense, tourists & students

Oxford...think of Oxford and it cunjures up all the usual stereotypical images - upper class uni students drinking Pimms or punting on the river; streets full of cyclists and Inspector Morse bimbling about looking for clues. However, one should never read a book by its rather dog-earred cover, as...

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Good

“Nothing for Teenagers”

published 30/07/2000

ProGood pubs and clubs

ConsNothing for teenagers

While oxford is famous for the achedemic side, the students, the colleges, the bicycles it is not world renouned for its facilities for teenagers. Ok I'm not complaining about the cinemas but they are just about it. The ice rink is the next alternative but this is still for townies and 7 year...

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Excellent

“My day trip to Oxford!”

published 21/02/2006

ProA beautiful city, full of history and architecture

ConsSo much to do and so little time!

Don't ask why I wanted to go to Oxford; it was possibly watching the beginning of Balderdash and Piffle, where they talk about the beautiful architecture of Oxford, well being one of those boring children who is fascinated by architecture I asked to go. So it was decided that when half my family...

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Value for Money
Sightseeing
Shopping
Nightlife
Ease of getting around

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Good

“Nightlife? What nightlife?”

published 12/11/2000

ProGood Bars/pubs

ConsNo good clubs

Why do you think I am the only one in this catagory huh? The city of Oxford has 32,000 students (at last count) and a total of 11 nightclubs. The largest one is Park end. We are not talking Gatecrasher or Cream standard. More like a dingy little hole. The nightclub was renovated ealier this year...

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Super

ProGetting on for 800-year old history

ConsOverpriced as a whole - suffers from being too nea...

Oxford is a small but old and varied town with lots to offer to all. For a start, most famously, there is one of the top universities in the world dotted about the town offering beautiful buildings and some incredible architecture from the 13th century to the present day. The town centre is large...

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Excellent

“Oxford!!”

published 17/07/2000

Proa lot of charecter

Consexpensive

Oxford is great! and this is coming from an oxfordian! I was born and brought up here, and after having travelled and stayed in other countries, I really appreciate this town. It is close to London, and at the same time doesn't have all the hussle and bustle (incidently there is a great coach...

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Excellent

ProN/A

ConsN/A

These are what I consider the ten best streets in Oxford, in no particular order. They have been included for different reasons, most commonly their appearance and architecture, but also sometimes what's on them, or their 'ambience' (i.e. the High Street, which is noisy and dirty with buildings...

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Good

“A COLLAGE OF COLLEGES”

published 18/03/2001

Progreat historical city

ConsHISTORY!!!!!! boring.....not much else here

Oxford city is situated between the thames and the cherwell. Life here began before the norman conquest, and has alot of history.There are 30 colleges plus Here a just a couple of them,as there are too many to list them all: All souls college founded in 1438. Balliol college in 1263. The eldest...

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Good

“Not all spires and colleges!”

published 26/07/2000

Propretty, near the countryside, good public transpor...

ConsVery exepensive, busy especially in the summer, no...

I have lived in Oxford all my life. There are many good and bad points of Oxford and if you are thinking of living, working or visiting the city make sure that it'll will suit your needs before you come. Living in Oxford can be VERY expensive, whether renting or buying, properties here are...

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Excellent

“Cool for students!”

published 03/08/2000

ProWide variety

ConsQuite expensive

Firstly, it seems Oxford residents must pass a beauty contest before moving to the area. There are so many good looking people here. For students, Oxford has everything required. Clubs can be found that cater for all tastes - try DTM's (Downtown Manhatten's), Fuzzy's (Wednesday at The Zodiac) or...

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Excellent

“Choirs and spires”

published 22/07/2000

ProBreathtakingly beautiful, rich cultural life, espe...

ConsNightclubs are notoriously bad, and some modern bu...

Oxford, as Bill Bryson wrote in 'Notes from a Small Island', can astonish with both its beauty and its ugliness. However, it is entirely possible to avoid the ugly bits altogether (Cornmarket Street, and the approach to Westgate Centre are particularly unattractive areas, but easy enough to steer...

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Super

“Dreaming Spires”

published 13/09/2000

Propicturesque, historical, everything central-ish

Conscosts, tourists

When people talk about the 'dreaming spires of Oxford' they really aren't exeaggerating or kidding you. Oxford has some of the oldest and most impressively breathtaking architecture in the country, certainly that I have witnessed, certainly more impressive than its university counterpart...

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