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Introduction to the Town
It is easy to see why Oxford is visited by so many travellers. It possesses one of the world's foremost universities, whose colleges provide so many of the city's beautiful ancient buildings. There is theatre and entertainment of every description to please everyone, a sense of ancient history in so much of the architecture dating back to the Middle Ages, and a thriving centre with a wealth of shops, clothes stores, bookstores of every shape and size. Some of the oldest, most distinctive and distinguished pubs in the country are located in Oxford, as are a few highly idiosyncratic cafes and quality restaurants.

One charming aspect about Oxford though is its atmosphere. Alive with students, travellers and academics as well as the regular inhabitants, there is a wonderful versatility that includes absolutely everything. The student life and the attendant trendy cafes, clubs, restaurants impart a joie de vivre on city life. Commercialism is presented in a tasteful manner and the shopping centres and stores will keep travellers happy forever. The bookstores are also superbly stocked for students and academics.

There is an acceptance of every facet of life in this city but the ancient spirits that hang over it cast a hypnotic spell that is utterly unique.

Tourist Information
The Oxford tourist information service provides excellent information on both the city and outlying areas. The address is:

Oxford Information Centre,
The Old School,
Gloucester Green,
Oxon., OX1.
Tel.No.: 01865 726871.

Emergency Services

Local Council
Oxfordshire County Council,
County Hall,
New Road, OX1.
General Enquiries: 01865 792422.

Doctors
Donnington Health Centre,
1 Henley Avenue, OX1.
Tel. 01865 774844.

Dentists
Botley Dental Practice,
1a Elms Parade, OX1.
Tel. 01865 250214.

Plumbers
A1 Plumbing and Heating,
Mutton Yard,
46 Richmond Road, OX1.
Tel. 01865 556688.

Pharmacy
Harris Chemists,
74 Botley Road, OX1.
Tel. 01865 242649.


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