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Oxfordshire is the most rural county in the South East and is popular for its picturesque villages like Great Tew and Dorchester-on-Thames, numerous charming towns such as Henley-on-Thames, Woodstock, and Wallingford, and for the city of Oxford itself, which has a global reputation for its academic excellence and architectural beauty.

With the majority of its inhabitants living in Oxford or thriving towns like Witney, Abingdon, and Bicester, an Oxfordshire property search can take advantage of the good transport links via road and rail to the north and west, and also into London making it popular with commuters.

There is an excellent range of shopping facilities in Oxfordshire, from independent boutiques and high street stores, to Bicester village, the internationally renowned designer outlet.

Oxfordshire has a comprehensive education system with many highly rated independent and state schools. Many an Oxfordshire property search is motivated by a desire for high-quality schooling. The county has two universities, both located in Oxford: the historic and world-renowned Oxford University and the modern Oxford Brookes University.

Oxfordshire is steeped in history and this can be demonstrated by the great houses in the county such as; Blenheim Palace in Woodstock, built for John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, after he won the battle of Blenheim. It was the Birthplace in 1874, and ancestral home of Sir Winston Churchill. The gardens were designed by the landscape gardner Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown.

The county of Oxfordshire overlaps parts of three Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty; in the north-west is the Cotswolds, and to the south and south-east are the North Wessex Downs and the Chilterns respectively.

For lovers of the waterways central Oxfordshire contains the flat floodplains of the River Thames and the Thames Path can be followed right across the county and into London. The Oxford Canal, a vital resource for a landlocked county, runs for 77 miles from Oxford, through villages and rural landscapes to just outside Coventry.

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