Oxford is world famous for its university, and while it has a great reputation as a centre of learning, the many colleges dotted around the city’s medieval centre are also a major draw for tourists.
Scenes from Brideshead Revisited and Harry Potter were filmed at Christ Church College where the porters still wear bowler hats, and many of the other colleges open their doors to visitors too. The city also has a number of other places of interest, including the Ashmolean, which is the University of Oxford’s museum of art and archaeology.
You might move around the city itself by boat or by bicycle, but to see the rest of Oxfordshire and surrounding counties, you’re going to have to hire a car. Car rental opens up areas such as the Cotswolds, the Chilterns and the North Wessex Downs, all three of which are Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and all three of which are within a short drive of the city.
Eight miles north-west of Oxford lies Blenheim Palace. A World Heritage Site, the palace sits within over 2,000 acres of rolling parkland which is home to an abundance of flora and fauna. A number of the oak trees are up to 900 years old and you’ll also find a number of historical monuments within the grounds, such as the Grand Bridge, Rosamund’s Well and the Column of Victory.
Oxford van hire
If you’re heading to Oxford to study or are moving there to work, you may wish to take advantage of Europcar’s one way van hire. This allows you to pick up a car or van near the starting point of your journey before dropping it off at another of our offices somewhere near your destination.