The county of Oxfordshire is situated in central-southern England, to the west / north-west of London.
Because of its position Oxfordshire has more than one personality - the southern and eastern part of the county is firmly London commuter belt territory, with towns such as Henley-on-Thames and Wallingford, Didcot and Wantage.
Moving north-west through Oxfordshire we reach the city of Oxford itself - the limit of 'London commuter belt', and a town with its own vitality based on its role as a vibrant university town and important local centre of employment, partly based on collaborations between science-technology companies and the University.
Continuing further in the same direction we reach 'day trip and holiday' Oxfordshire - this part of the county falls within the popular Cotswolds region, for example around Chipping Norton. It should be mentioned, almost all parts of Oxfordshire contain pretty villages and attractive countryside, although it is the Cotswolds that attracts the most visitors.
Blenheim Palace, one of the largest and most impressive stately homes and gardens in England, is situated in Oxfordshire (north-west of Oxford at Woodstock).