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
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
OXFORD CURRY SCENE PROFILE
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.
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218 Cowley Road Oxford OX4 1UQ Tel : 01865 723029 www.malikasrestaurant.co.uk
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
193 Banbury Road Oxford OX2 7AR Tel : 01865 510071 www.spiceloungeoxford.co.uk