Oxford and Cambridge (Blue Guide Series)

Oxford and Cambridge (Blue Guide Series)

by Geoffrey Tyack

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Overview

The perfect introduction to these historic university cities.

Attractions include a wealth of old buildings and excellent museums, beautiful churches, parks, and gardens. The sixth edition offers plenty of ideas for out-of-town excursions, and useful, up-to-date recommendations on where to stay and what to eat.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393325867
Publisher: Blue Guide
Publication date: 05/19/2004
Series: Blue Guide
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 4.66(w) x 7.58(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

Preface9
Acknowledgements10
Highlights of Oxford and Cambridge11
The history and architecture of the universities12
Bibliography33
Oxford
Practical information
Getting to Oxford35
By air35
By train35
By bus40
By car40
Where to stay41
Hotel listings41
Guest houses and bed and breakfasts43
Self-catering & campsites44
Food and drink44
Restaurant listings45
Pubs46
Cafes and tea shops47
Getting around Oxford47
Sightseeing48
Festivals and annual events48
Entertainment49
Drama49
Music49
Cinemas50
Sporting and leisure activities50
Parks and gardens50
Shopping51
Museums and galleries51
Activities for children52
Additional information53
Banks and post offices53
Disabled travellers53
Emergencies and medical services53
Libraries53
Personal security53
Public holidays54
The Colleges54
Walks in Oxford
1.The central University area55
St. Mary the Virgin church55
Brasenose College57
The Bodleian Library58
Sheldonian Theatre62
Wadham College64
New College66
Hertford College69
2.South of Carfax70
Christ Church71
Oriel College79
Corpus Christi College80
Merton College82
Pembroke College86
3.Along the High Street88
Jesus College88
Exeter College89
Lincoln College90
All Souls College92
The Queen's College94
St. Edmund Hall96
Magdalen College97
Over Magdalen Bridge100
University College103
4.North and west of Carfax105
Trinity College106
Balliol College108
St. John's College110
Worcester College113
Oxford Castle115
5.The Museums and the Science Area118
Ashmolean Museum118
Keble College127
The University & Pitt Rivers Museums128
St. Catherine's College132
6.Jericho and North Oxford133
Lady Margaret Hall137
The immediate vicinity of Oxford
1.To Iffley along the river139
2.Port Meadow, Binsey and Godstow142
3.Osney and North Hinksey142
4.To Old Marston along the Cherwell143
5.Other short excursions143
Days out from Oxford
1.The Thames Valley, the Chilterns and Henley-on-Thames145
Dorchester145
The Thames Valley147
The Chilterns148
Henley-on-Thames149
2.Abingdon, the Berkshire Downs & the Vale of the White Horse150
Abingdon151
The Berkshire Downs153
3.Burford, the Cotswolds and the upper Thames155
Witney156
The Windrush Valley156
Burford157
Into the Cotswolds158
The upper Thames159
4.Blenheim Palace and beyond160
Blenheim Palace161
Woodstock164
The northern Cotswolds164
5.Rousham, Banbury and North Oxfordshire165
Rousham House & Gardens166
Banbury166
6.Waddesdon, Claydon and Stowe168
Waddesdon Manor168
Claydon House170
Stowe170
7.West Wycombe172
West Wycombe Park172
Cambridge
Practical information
Getting to Cambridge175
By air175
By train175
By bus175
By car180
Where to stay180
Hotel listings181
Guest houses and bed and breakfasts182
Self-catering and campsites182
Food and drink183
Restaurant listings183
Pubs184
Cafes and tea shops185
Getting around Cambridge185
Sightseeing186
Festivals and annual events186
Entertainment187
Drama187
Music187
Cinemas187
Sporting and leisure activities188
Parks and gardens188
Shopping188
Museums and galleries189
Activities for children189
Additional information190
Banks and post offices190
Disabled travellers190
Emergencies and medical services190
Libraries190
Personal security191
The Colleges191
Walks in Cambridge
1.The heart of the University193
St. Mary the Great193
The Central University Buildings194
King's College195
Clare College199
Trinity Hall201
Gonville and Caius College203
Trinity College206
St. John's College212
2.South from King's216
St. Catharine's217
Corpus Christi College218
Queens' College220
Pembroke College224
Peterhouse227
Fitzwilliam Museum229
3.Southeast from Magdalene Bridge234
Magdalene College235
Jesus College238
Sidney Sussex College241
Christ's College244
Emmanuel College246
Science Area248
Downing College250
4.North and west of Castle Hill253
Kettle's Yard253
New Hall255
Fitzwilliam College256
Girton College257
Churchill College258
5.West of the Cam260
Newnham College260
The Arts Faculties261
Selwyn College262
Robinson College264
The immediate vicinity of Cambridge
1.To Grantchester and Trumpington265
2.To Stourbridge Common and Fen Ditton268
3.To the American Military Cemetery and Madingley269
4.The Gog Magogs269
Days out from Cambridge
1.Ely and the Fens270
Ely Cathedral270
The Fens277
2.Newmarket and the Fen Edge278
Newmarket278
Anglesey Abbey280
3.Bury St. Edmunds and West Suffolk281
Bury St. Edmunds281
Ickworth283
4.Saffron Walden, Audley End and Thaxted285
Saffron Walden285
Audley End287
5.Wimpole Hall and beyond289
Wimpole Hall289
6.Into Huntingdonshire291
Huntingdon293
Glossary296
Sovereigns of England298
Index of personal names299
Index to Oxford311
Index to Cambridge315
Maps and plans
Oxford
Oxford, atlas36
Oxford, surrounding area140
Ashmolean Museum120
Blenheim Palace163
Central University area59
Christ Church Cathedral74
Christ Church: the College77
Magdalen College99
Merton College83
New College67
Cambridge
Cambridge, atlas176
Cambridge, surrounding area266
Ely Cathedral273
Fitzwilliam Museum230
Jesus College239
King's College197
Queens' College221
St. John's College213
Trinity College208

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