Oxfordshire is a rural county in the UK, consisting of various market towns. The Cotswolds are an example of this with its old villages made of cotswold stone and picturesque views. Oxfordshire is also globally recognised for is its academia such as The University of Oxford. Each year, Oxford competes in ‘The Boat Race’. Henley is a popular place for rowing practice.
Oxfordshire captured in beautiful watercolour
Bibury is a village and civil parish in Gloucestershire, England. One of the village's main tourist spots and overlooking a water meadow and the river is Arlington Row a group of picturesque ancient cottages with steeply pitched roofs built in 1380 as a monastic wool store. Bibury has provided the backdrop for blockbuster films including Stardust and Bridget Jones's Diary.
Castle Combe is a quintessentially English village often named as the ‘prettiest village in England.' The village sits in the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in north west Wiltshire. This magical village was once a weaving town at the heart of the Cotswolds wool trade, you can still see weavers' cottages where the local red and white cloth was produced.
Henley is a world-renowned centre for rowing. Each summer the Henley Royal Regatta is held on Henley Reach, a naturally straight stretch of the river just north of the town. The Regatta attracts thousands of visitors over a five-day period. Spectators are thrilled by over 200 races of an international standard, which can include Olympic rowers as well as crews new to the event.
The Thames Path
Is a National Trail following the River Thames, the greatest river in England for 184 miles (296 km) from its source in the Cotswold hills to the sea. Passing through peaceful water meadows, unspoilt rural villages, historical towns and cities, and finally through the heart of London to end at the Thames Barrier in Greenwich.
All Souls College Oxford
Is a constituent college of the University of Oxford in England. Unique to All Souls, all of its members automatically become fellows. The College is primarily an academic research institution with particular strengths in the humanities and social and theoretical sciences and an outstanding library.
The circular dome and drum of the Radcliffe Camera provides one of Oxford's most iconic sights, and is a distinctive landmark in the city. Designed by James Gibbs in neo-classical style and built in 1737-49 to house the Radcliffe Science Library.
The Uffington White Horse is a highly stylised prehistoric hill figure, 110 m (360 ft) long, formed from deep trenches filled with crushed white chalk. The shape of the horse has changed over the centuries. The loss of shape has been caused by slippage of the top soil and by repeated recutting. The head currently has a prominent ‘eye’, and tusk-like ‘beak’ at its mouth.
Is situated in north Oxfordshire, twenty miles west of Oxford, and is considered the southern gateway to the Cotswolds. A beautiful old Cotswold town, its High Street sloping from the high Wolds, where you have beautiful views over the open countryside, down to the willow fringed River Windrush in the pretty Windrush valley. A fine three arched medieval bridge crosses the river at the foot of the hill.
The Cotswolds is an area in south central England comprising the Cotswold Hills, a range of rolling hills that rise from the meadows of the upper Thames to an escarpment, known as the Cotswold Edge, above the Severn Valley and Evesham Vale. The area is well known for gentle hillsides (‘wolds’), outstanding countryside with river valleys, water meadows and beech woods.
"Ride a cock horse to Banbury Cross"
Is an English language nursery rhyme connected with the English town Banbury.
Ride a cock-horse to Banbury Cross,
To see a fine lady upon a white horse;
Rings on her fingers and bells on her toes,
And she shall have music wherever she goes.