EXPERIENCE Oxford's dreaming spires as residents rarely get the chance to see them with an aerial video that gives a bird's eye view of some of the city's most famous landmarks. 

The footage, which was taken by Oxford University graduate Stephen Kailey, was captured by a drone he sent above the city's crowded streets. 

The 42-year-old, from Birmingham, said: "I bought some filming equipment about a year ago and at first I just used it to capture a trip to South Africa.

"When I posted it online it was really popular and from there I've had offers to do weddings and other events."

The personal tutor was inspired to bring his new skills to Oxford to show off the city's 'fairytale skyline'.

He explained: "I studied in Oxford for a postgraduate in teaching about three years ago and I remember I was constantly pinching myself because the buildings are so beautiful and there's so much history here.

"I didn't really get to show my family and friends though because I was busy studying so I thought what better place to use a drone than to film what has to be Britain's most impressive skyline?"

Stunning images captured by Mr Kailey include Magdalen College, the Radcliffe Camera and the Bodleian

On the filming process, he said: "You can get an idea from the ground what sort of shots you're getting but it isn't until you get it on a big screen that you can properly see what you've got. A lot is done in post production as well to really bring out the colours."

He added he enjoyed the storytelling element of filmmaking.

The full 11 minute video, which includes more footage of Oxford
University's colleges as well as shots of Birmingham, can be viewed on Mr Kailey's Youtube channel here