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Oxford City Guide

Having spawned the allegorical Alice in Wonderland, Bilbo and Frodo Baggins, the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, and Harry Potter's Hogwart's School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Oxford is not alone England's oldest centre for learning, but the home and afflatus of such acclaimed authors as Lewis Carroll, C S Lewis, J R R Tolkien, and afresh one of the key locations in the Harry Potter films. The city's absent spires abode the acclaimed Ashmolean Museum and the Museum of Modern Art, and whether dawdling on one of the academy quadrangles, punting bottomward the river or exploring the city's age-old heritage, Oxford promises article for visitors of all ages.

In accepted with best of southern England, the acclimate in Oxford is about addled and wet. Records accept been kept in the boondocks back 1815 and a ages has never gone by after some rain, although Oxford is analogously one of the driest cities in the country. The wettest ages statistically is October, and the driest March. Summers are usually balmy to warm, although there accept been casual calefaction waves. Winters are mild, temperatures hardly abutting freezing, the coldest ages actuality January with an boilerplate temperature of about 38F (3.5C). Nights accompany frost, and snow avalanche in backward winter and aboriginal spring.