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Historic Oxford

Oxford’s history lives not just in its stones (some laid almost a thousand years ago) but also in famous former residents and the literary worlds it has inspired. Find our tips for a short break in this highly walkable city.
The Radcliffe Camera – known to students as the Rad Cam
COMPILED BY RORY GOULDING, WITH CONTRIBUTIONS FROM ISABELLA NOBLE. PHOTOGRAPHS: JOE DANIEL PRICE/GETTY, ANDREW WALMSLEY

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Ashmolean Museum

(ashmolean.org; Beaumont St)

Britain's oldest public museum, founded in 1683, is a fine example of Neoclassical architecture. Four floors of bright, spacious galleries display treasures including Egyptian mummies, Indian textiles, Islamic art, rare porcelain, priceless musical instruments and the Anglo-Saxon Alfred Jewel.

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In the March issue… follow the coast of New South Wales south from Sydney on a Great Escape taking in art, wildlife and seaside dining; get a local's view of four less-visited neighbourhoods in Rome; discover craftsmanship and poetry in the cowboy country of northern Nevada; pick the right countries in which to find joy, adventure, passion or solitude; and much more