The city of "dreaming spires" all honey-coloured stone, tall chimneys and lofty towers is home to the oldest university in the English-speaking world. Nestled in Oxfordshire and lying on the Thames (known as the Isis for its ten-mile stretch here) and the Cherwell rivers, the city is a perfect destination for all the family.
Younger visitors will know Oxford from Harry Potter books, older readers from Alice in Wonderland and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Oxford is packed with places for little ones to visit. Museums include Science Oxford Hands-On, The Oxford Story, The Ashmolean, The Pitt Rivers and Natural History Museum.
The city itself is compact and easy to get around. Climbing the 99 steps of the Carfax Tower, in the centre of the town, will give you fantastic views of the Oxford skyline.
The Covered Market, with its many stalls and colourful displays, dates back hundreds of years. There has been a market in Oxford for more than 1,000 years.
Oxford is well connected by coach to the London airports - Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted - and by rail to Birmingham and Southampton. Oxford flights - private and charters only - are only available to Kidlington Airport.