Ktl-icon-tai-lieu

Oxford, the Cotswolds & Around

Được đăng lên bởi ky-thuat
Số trang: 56 trang   |   Lượt xem: 1850 lần   |   Lượt tải: 0 lần
© Lonely Planet Publications
219

Oxford, the Cotswolds
& Around
Dripping with charm and riddled with implausibly pretty villages, this part of the country
is as close to the old-world English idyll as you’ll get. It’s a haven of lush rolling hills, roseclad cottages, bucolic views and graceful stone churches and is a magnet for tourists and
commuters alike.
For some, the glut of thatched roofs, cream teas and antique shops is far too quaint, but
get off the tourist trail, find your own romantic bolthole and you’ll soon see why it is that
A-list celebrities and the merely moneyed rush to buy property here. The honey-coloured
villages, fire-lit inns and grandiose manors are very persuasive in their charms.

To the west, you’ll find the genteel sophistication of Regency Cheltenham and the elegant
cloisters of the magnificent Gloucester Cathedral, and to the east there’s the Rothschild pile,
Waddesdon Manor, and the unexpected exotica of Woburn Safari Park.
Most of the attractions in this chapter are an easy day trip from London, but Oxford and
the Cotswolds deserve at least an overnight stay. Although there is good public transport
in the region, a car allows you to get off the beaten track and away from the crowds. Be
prepared for busy roads in the summer months, especially around the Cotswolds.
HIGHLIGHTS
„ Following in the footsteps of Lyra, Tolkien,

CS Lewis and Inspector Morse as you tour
the Oxford colleges (p226)
„ Discovering deserted Cotswold villages
Woburn
Safari Park

(p240) straight out of medieval England
„ Soaking up the atmosphere in the Queen’s

very own hideaway, Windsor Castle (p269)

Cotswold Villages
Oxford Colleges

Gloucester
Cathedral

„ Feeling the hairs on the back of your neck

rise as you revel in the reverberations at a
concert in Gloucester Cathedral (p260)

Windsor Castle

„ Immersing yourself in an African odyssey on

a tour through Woburn Safari Park (p266)

„ POPULATION: 3.8 MILLION

„ AREA: 4239 SQ MILES

„ UFO HOTSPOT: UFFINGTON

OXFORD, THE COTSWOLDS
& AROUND

Beyond this rural Arcady lies the legendary city of Oxford, home to the world-famous
university and the academic elite. Renowned for its beautiful colleges, top-notch museums
and dreamy atmosphere, it’s a great base for exploring the area. To the south, the Queen
herself has a weekend pad, the majestic Windsor Castle, and nearby are the sedate and
intellectual charms of the scholarly town of Eton.

OXFORD, THE COTSWOLDS
& AROUND

220 OX F O R D , T H E C OT S W O ...
OXFORD, THE COTSWOLDS
& AROUND
Dripping with charm and riddled with implausibly pretty villages, this part of the country
is as close to the old-world English idyll as you’ll get. It’s a haven of lush rolling hills, rose-
clad cottages, bucolic views and graceful stone churches and is a magnet for tourists and
commuters alike.
For some, the glut of thatched roofs, cream teas and antique shops is far too quaint, but
get off the tourist trail, find your own romantic bolthole and you’ll soon see why it is that
A-list celebrities and the merely moneyed rush to buy property here. The honey-coloured
villages, fire-lit inns and grandiose manors are very persuasive in their charms.
Beyond this rural Arcady lies the legendary city of Oxford, home to the world-famous
university and the academic elite. Renowned for its beautiful colleges, top-notch museums
and dreamy atmosphere, it’s a great base for exploring the area. To the south, the Queen
herself has a weekend pad, the majestic Windsor Castle, and nearby are the sedate and
intellectual charms of the scholarly town of Eton.
To the west, you’ll find the genteel sophistication of Regency Cheltenham and the elegant
cloisters of the magnificent Gloucester Cathedral, and to the east there’s the Rothschild pile,
Waddesdon Manor, and the unexpected exotica of Woburn Safari Park.
Most of the attractions in this chapter are an easy day trip from London, but Oxford and
the Cotswolds deserve at least an overnight stay. Although there is good public transport
in the region, a car allows you to get off the beaten track and away from the crowds. Be
prepared for busy roads in the summer months, especially around the Cotswolds.
Oxford, the Cotswolds
& Around
© Lonely Planet Publications
POPULATION: 3.8 MILLION AREA: 4239 SQ MILES UFO HOTSPOT: UFFINGTON
HIGHLIGHTS
Following in the footsteps of Lyra, Tolkien,
CS Lewis and Inspector Morse as you tour
the Oxford colleges ( p226 )
Discovering deserted Cotswold villages
( p240 ) straight out of medieval England
Soaking up the atmosphere in the Queen’s
very own hideaway, Windsor Castle ( p269 )
Feeling the hairs on the back of your neck
rise as you revel in the reverberations at a
concert in Gloucester Cathedral ( p260 )
Immersing yourself in an African odyssey on
a tour through Woburn Safari Park ( p266 )
Windsor Castle
Woburn
Safari Park
Oxford Colleges
Cotswold Villages
Gloucester
Cathedral
219
Oxford, the Cotswolds & Around - Trang 2
Để xem tài liệu đầy đủ. Xin vui lòng
Oxford, the Cotswolds & Around - Người đăng: ky-thuat
5 Tài liệu rất hay! Được đăng lên bởi - 1 giờ trước Đúng là cái mình đang tìm. Rất hay và bổ ích. Cảm ơn bạn!
56 Vietnamese
Oxford, the Cotswolds & Around 9 10 311