Oxfordshire is a county in England. It is located at the South East Region. Bordering to the north are Warwickshire and Northamptonshire, to the east is Buckinghamshire, to the south is Berkshire, and to the west is Gloucestershire. The city of Oxford is the county’s main centre of population. The county’s estimated population is 639,700. The area is about 2,605 km2, which makes the density to 246/km2. Recorded on the year 2001, the town of Oxford had the most number of residents with 134,248. The ethnicity of the residents of Oxfordshire is 95.1 percent white and 1.7 percent Asian.Back in the years of the 10th century, Oxfordshire became a county where it is roughly located between the River Thames on the south, Cotswolds on the west, The Chiltens to East and Midlands to the north. Oxfordshire has ten towns, and these towns are the following:
- Chipping Norton
In Oxfordshire alone, there are 23 independent schools and 35 state schools, with only 8 schools that do not have a sixth form. These schools are mostly in Cherwell districts and South Oxfordshire. The county also has two Universities. These are the University of Oxford and Oxford Brookes University. The University of Oxford is a very prominent University known not only in the United Kingdom but also in anywhere else in the world. This is because of the high standard education the University has. This is also one of the reasons why Oxford and Oxfordshire itself is the sixth most visited city in the United Kingdom. However there are also other famous establishments in Oxfordshire, these are the Sheldonian Theatre, which was built on the year 1664 to 1668 and was designed by Sir Christopher Wren. Another establishment is the Radcliffe Camera that was built on 1737 to 1749, designed by James Gibbs.
In addition, there are many interesting places like Blenheim Palace, which was built by the architect John Vanbrugh, The Gardens, which was designed by the landscape gardener “Capability Brown”, and The Palace where Sir Winston Churchill was born on the year 1874. There are also other destinations such as the Chastleton House in the borders of Gloucestershire and Warwickshire, Stonor Park, a county mansion, Woodstock, which is a historic village, Whitehorse hill, which is the highest peak of Oxfordshire, and Mapledurham House, which was an Elizabethan stately home, located in the far southeast of the county.
Oxfordshire has indeed a lot of beautiful and historic spots tourists should not miss to visit. Most of these spots were made as early as the 14th century. Other manors, museums and chapels were made on the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries. Here are more of their remarkable places one should not slip on stopping by.
Stanton Harcourt manor house, Rycote Chapel, St Mary’s Church, Buscot Park, Thame Museum, Stonor House, Wallingford Museum, Abingdon County Hall Museum, Wheatley Windmill, Kelmscott Manor, Mapledurham Estate, Minster Lovell, Museum of Bygones, Cholsey and Wallingford Railway, Combe Mill Museum, Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway, and the Banbury Museum.