Oxford is renowned for being home to the oldest university in the English speaking world. Established in the late 11th century, its buildings and ethos dominate large parts of the city.
Parts of Christ Church Cathedral date from the late-Norman period and the Gothic chapel is easily accessible for tourists from many Oxford hotels. The Museum of the History of Science is another popular visitor attraction, housing an unparalleled collection of over 18,000 scientific objects including a blackboard used by Albert Einstein.
Oxford's recently refurbished Ashmolean Museum was the world's first university museum and contains hugely popular items such as The Alfred Jewel and the death mask of Oliver Cromwell.
A hotel in Oxford additionally gives visitors excellent access to embark upon a tour of one of the city's many beautiful natural spaces, with University Parks and Shotover Nature Reserve particularly well-liked.