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Get highbrow in Oxford with visits to colleges, galleries and libraries

One of the world’s most famous university towns, Oxford is a wonderful place to ramble and learn, where tranquil college courtyards lie behind narrow cobbled lanes.

Culture in Oxford

The old Bodleian Library complex

Colleges

1 CHRIST CHURCH

The largest of the university’s 38 colleges, Christ Church’s magnifcent buildings, illustrious history and latter-day fame as a location for the Harry Potter flms make it a top draw. Inside the imposing Tom Tower, the Great Tom bell still chimes 101 times every evening at 9.05pm – once the curfew for students (chch.ox.ac.uk; St Aldate’s; see website for opening times; from £8).

The staircase to Christ Church’s dining hall is a movie favourite
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