Oxford is known worldwide as the home of the University of Oxford, the oldest university in the English-speaking world. Other points of interest include:
- The Ashmolean Museum's collections are extraordinarily diverse, representing most of the world’s great civilisations. The Ashmolean is the most important museum of art and archaeology in the heart of Britain. The collections span the civilisations of east and west, charting the aspirations of mankind from the Neolithic era to the present day.
- The impressive architecture and incredible scenery at Bleinheim Palace provides a stunning setting for filming, from classic period dramas, to factual documentaries and modern feature films.
- The Oxford Covered Market is centred in the middle of the city. The building dates back to the 1770’s and has a long, varied and interesting heritage. The Market provides a unique showcase for the very best in local crafts, food and drink.
- The University of Oxford Botanic Garden is the most compact, yet diverse collection of plants in the world right in the heart of the city centre and is open throughout the year.