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Things to do in Oxfordshire

Oxfordshire leisure and attractions

We are set in spacious surroundings away from the hustle and bustle and yet well located for the city and an excellent location for exploring Oxfordshire and surrounding attractions.  We have listed some brief ideas below but there is a full information pack of things to do in the properties.
If you would like us to send you a copy of this beforehand then please do not hesitate to ask.

Staying with us

  • Fishing on the River Cherwell on our 850 meters of private river frontage

  • Using our punts on the river, or bring your own canoes or paddleboards!

  • We can organise catered dinner parties, group gatherings etc

  • Walks over open countryside to the north of Oxford. If staying at our B&B, come back early to relax by our open fire!

Eating out in Oxfordshire – don’t want to cook or book?

  • There are a wide range of restaurants to suit all tastes and price brackets in Oxford and the surrounding villages, from Raymond Blanc’s Le Manoir to a great fish and chip shop in nearby Headington.  If you’re unsure where to go then we can assist you with your choice and book your table for you.

  • There are fantastic local and historic pubs and inns to visit in the area

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Local Oxford attractions

  • Oxford University - 3 miles

  • Oxford museums including Ashmolean, Pitt Rivers, etc - 3 miles

  • Oxford Botanic Gardens - 3 miles

  • Blenheim Palace - 3 miles

  • There are a number of local golf courses who admit visitors. The nearest is North Oxford Golf Club - 1.5 miles

Nearby attractions

  • Warwick castle - 45 miles

  • Stratford upon Avon - Visit Shakespeare's birthplace and visit the theatre - 38 miles

  • London - 50 miles

  • Stowe landscape gardens - 27 miles

  • Legoland - 42 miles

  • Visit Bourton on the Water in the Cotswolds - 29 miles

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Top 10 Ideas / things to do

  • Take a tour of the university’s many beautiful colleges and chapels

  • Visit Blenheim Palace

  • Punt down the river for lunch at the Victoria Arms

  • Go on Bill Spectres Ghost Tour of Oxford

  • Go shopping at Bicester Village designer outlet

  • Attend a concert at the Sheldonian theatre

  • Go walking in the Cotswolds

  • Follow part of the Thames Path through Oxford’s historic Port Meadow and visit The Trout for lunch

  • See the shrunken heads at the Pitt Rivers museum or the newly renovated Ashmolean museum

  • Visit Le Manoir for a special dinner or lunch

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