I visited Oxford in 2018. Really enjoyed it.
The University of Cambridge was founded in 1209. And even today the highlight of the small city are the Colleges.
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As the Church ran education in the early centuries, there are plenty of Churches.
One place I really did enjoy was The Orchard Tea Garden outside of town.
On advice from a local, I had the FULL ENGLISH BREAKFAST mess at Cafe 24. I ASSuME this is where Sir Isaac Newton broke fast. 😀
I do think it would be super inspiring to be a student here.
The libraries and bookstores are fantastic.
Cycling town I happened to come upon AstraZeneca. The British-Swedish multinational company has its Head Office here. Moderna has headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts so there’s a bit of symmetry.
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Described as one of the “most beautiful cities in the world” by Forbes in 2010, I personally found it frustrating to explore on foot and by bike. MUCH is locked down. Bicycles prohibited. Views limited.
Oxford is better for the tourist.