One word. Magical!
Its skyline is scattered with spires, its cobbled streets crowded with quaint taverns/pubs where you can taste 'Hobgoblin' and 'Wizard' Ales. Its grand colleges are nestled in large expanses of green fields. Perfect for taking long strolls and the city boasts an impressive pub crawl meander!
It also has a youthful population so its definitely worth a night out! And there is great variety in terms of hostels to stay in - many are situated in the city centre!