Very few cities encompass more magnificent buildings within such a relatively small area as Oxford. Quite apart from the University's immense contributions to human knowledge, Oxford is one of the great cities of the world simply because of its architecture. The "City of dreaming spires" contains fantastic examples of important and beautiful buildings from every English architectural period since the arrival of the Saxons.

Oxford's public houses are no different. Whereas Oxford no longer has the large number of taverns which it had in the 19th Century, it still retains a handful of absolute gems; the kind of pubs which Inspector Morse would enjoy supping pints of real ale in : full of olde-worlde charm, tucked-away in alleyways, seemingly lost between centuries.

Oxford is less than one hour by train from London. Join us on an Oxford Tavern Trail : a guided walking tour of Oxford's historic pubs. Each tour lasts around 2½ hours and visits 4 historic taverns.

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