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Visit Oxfordshire and discover one of the most beautiful English counties, with the most inspiring city at its heart...

Visit Oxfordshire and uncover hidden treasures. From the varied rural landscape of Oxfordshire, excellent for cyclists and walkers, to a cultural getaway in Oxford, renowned for its history and heritage.

The history of Oxford in England dates back to its original settlement in the Saxon period. Originally of strategic significance due to its controlling location on the upper reaches of the River Thames at its junction with the River Cherwell, the town grew in national importance during the early Norman period, and in the late 12th century became home to the fledgling University of Oxford.

The University rose to dominate the town entirely, and by the middle of the 14th century the history of the town was effectively no more than a footnote to the history of the university. A heavily ecclesiastical town, Oxford was greatly affected by the changes of the English Reformation, emerging as the seat of a bishopric and a full-fledged city. During the English Civil War, Oxford housed the court of Charles I.

The city began to grow industrially during the 19th century, and had an industrial boom in the early 20th century, with major printing and car-manufacturing industries. These declined, along with other British heavy industry, in the 1970s and 1980s, leaving behind a city which had developed far beyond the university town of the past

Oxford has a diverse economic base. Its industries include motor manufacturing, education, publishing and a large number of information technology and science-based businesses.

The city is known worldwide as a university town and home of the University of Oxford, the oldest university in the country and the English-speaking world.

Buildings in Oxford demonstrate an example of every English architectural period since the arrival of the Saxons, including the iconic, mid-18th-century Radcliffe Camera. Oxford is known as the "city of dreaming spires", a term coined by poet Matthew Arnold in reference to the harmonious architecture of Oxford's university buildings.


Cowley Road is the centre for curry in Oxford although there are many good restaurants dotted all over the city. Trip Advisor list 385 restaurants of which 34 are Indian and Yell list 56 Indian. Restaurants such as Aziz have been popular for many years but are now joined by other choices such as Malikas, 45 Miles from Delhi, Qumins, Majliss and Spice Lounge.


Four restaurants have been chosen with the help of your votes to represent Oxford for judging purposes. :

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A team was chosen from votes to represent Oxford for 2016 :

Malikas 218 Cowley Road Oxford OX4 1UQ Tel : 01865 723029 www.malikasrestaurant.co.uk
Qumins 86 St Clements Street Oxford OX4 1AR Tel : 01865 247093 www.qumins.co.uk
Kadai & Naan 209 Cowley Road Oxford OX4 1XF Tel 01865 241293 www.kadaiandnaan.co.uk
Spice Lounge 193 Banbury Road Oxford OX2 7AR Tel : 01865 510071 www.spiceloungeoxford.co.uk