"The Insight City Guide" to Oxford embraces "Town and Gown" to provide a comprehensive portrait of the city. It will appeal not only to tourists but also to new students and academics and to parents visiting their children at university. Local authors convey Oxford's unique history and take a look at academic life, Oxford's unique architecture, literary tradition and modern issues. Detailed itineraries, with cross-referenced maps, guide the reader around the colleges and other famous institutions. The features include a candid report on each college's reputation, a description on what the academic life here is really like for both students and academics, a profile of the city's "alternative" quarter, and a survey of Oxford's celebrated motoring tradition. Fourteen information panels and photo feature provide essential information on such subjects as pubs, gargoyles, the Oxford Union, cycling and punting. An exhaustive listings section supplies full details of transport, accommodation, cultural activities, and practical information. An excursions section covers trips out of town to Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwick and the North Cotswolds.
The guide also contains a free Restaurant Map Guide, which reviews over 60 of the city's best restaurants.
Table of Contents
Introduction. History. Features. Places: Hub of the University, The High, South of the High, Cornmarket and Carfax, Around Broad Street, Around New College, Christ Church and Beyond, Northwest of the Centre, St Johns and the North, West to the Canal, Rivers, Meadow and Abbeys, Oxford's Outskirts. Trips out of Oxford: The Road to Stratford, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwick, The North Cotswolds. Photo Features. Information Panels. Travel Tips. Maps.