Discover the hidden gems of Oxford beyond its prestigious universities! As one of the oldest and most charming cities in the world, Oxford boasts a wealth of attractions and activities that are sure to enchant and delight visitors. From strolling through its quaint cobbled streets to immersing yourself in its rich cultural heritage, there’s something for everyone in this vibrant and lively city. Come and experience the magic of Oxford for yourself!
Discover the magic of Oxford, where history and modernity blend seamlessly. Stroll through the winding alleys and wide streets lined with majestic buildings, and be transported back in time by visiting the iconic Bodleian Library and Carfax Tower, which offers breathtaking panoramic views. Get lost in the charming Covered Market, where you can find unique souvenirs to take back home. Indulge in culinary delights and savor locally sourced food and drink. And don’t forget to keep an eye out for familiar sights used as backdrops in famous TV shows and movies, from the beloved Inspector Morse to the enchanting Harry Potter.
Whether you visit Oxford for a day trip, short city break or a longer family holiday, you’ll find yourself spoilt for choice with the huge range of attractions, activities and events on offer.
Collection of art and archaeology, from ancient Egypt to the 20thC. Paintings, sculpture, ceramics, silver, glass and coins, plus art from the Far East.
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Oxfordshire’s Largest Vineyard.
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Cotswold Wildlife Park is set in 160 acres of parkland and gardens around a listed Victorian Manor House and has been open to the public since 1970.
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Only museum dedicated to the history of the city. Exciting collection of social history displayed over two floors. Story of Oxford is brought to life through artefacts, room settings and film presentation.
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Arts centre for live music, theatre, film screenings. 200-seat theatre space and two intimate studio spaces.
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The oldest botanic garden in the UK displays over 7,000 different species in a grade 1 listed garden with exotic glasshouses, water & rock gardens and beautiful boarders. The garden has events for all ages throughout the year.
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Productions at the Playhouse include classic & contemporary drama, dance, comedy, children’s theatre, music and panto!
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This living recreation of an Amazon rainforest houses an exotic collection of tropical plant and animals under glass making it a perfect all weather family attraction.
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Blenheim Palace is only 8 miles from Oxford and home to 11th Duke of Marlborough. Famed as the birthplace of Winston Churchill, it is set in over 2000 acres of beautiful parkland.
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For the first time in 1000 years, the secrets of Oxford Castle have been ‘ unlocked’, revealing episodes of violence, executions, great escapes, betrayal and even romance. Visit Oxford Castle and uncover the secrets for yourself.
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Magdalen College with its deer park& choir is open to visitors.
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New College Lane is the location of the locally known “Bridge of Sighs”, built in 1913/14, a Venetian bridge which links two sides of Hertford College. To the left is the most famous group of buildings in Oxford.
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Stonehenge is surrounded by 1,500 acres of land owned by the National Trust, with excellent walks (when weather conditions are bad, access may be restricted and visitors may not be able to use the walkway around the stone circle).
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Fourteenth-century west tower of the former city church of St Martin. The clock on the eastern side chimes every quarter hour. Superb views of Oxford’s ‘dreaming spires’.
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Christ Church College, with its Cathedral, choir, meadow, picture gallery to name but a few. Is well worth a visit.
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Medieval Manor House later transformed into a Tudor Mansion, surrounded by a wide moat and parkland.
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The Oxford University Tennis Club is the home of “Real Tennis”. This is the original “royal” tennis (think Real as in Real Madrid, meaning ‘regal’) played in an indoor court with sloping surfaces, galleries, and other unusual features.
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Hop On – Hop Off the city sightseeing bus.
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Oxford River Cruises offers schedule trips, private charters and boat hire on Oxfords magical waterways.
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24 computerised bowling lanes.
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Home to over 120 luxury boutiques, offering previous seasons’ collections from leading and international names in fashion and homeware, at up to 60% off, all year round.
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“Pure Retail Theatre” – Over 50 shops all under one roof.
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Established in 1965, Modern Art Oxford is one of the UK’s leading public galleries renowned for the quality of its exhibitions, activities and publications.
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Westgate Oxford is a must-visit destination, attracting world-class retailers and leisure facilities to Oxford. Offering guests a unique experience in the heart of the city, Westgate Oxford is home to over 100 brands featuring the best of the British high street and prestigious global brands. The centre also boasts over 20 eclectic eateries, a boutique cinema, a fully equipped gym as well as a roof terrace with panoramic views over the city, making it the perfect destination for a day out. Westgate Oxford is easily accessible by public transport with Park and Ride options available.
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The modern French menu at Raymond Blanc’s two-Michelin starred Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons restaurant has been described as ‘a twist of imaginative genius’ and the cuisine is undoubtedly the focus of every guest’s visit.
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The menu is simple but up-to-the-minute with lots of comfort appeal, homely things in addition to some more global dishes to keep things lively. There are many ‘lighter’ and ‘smaller’ dishes to choose from when you only desire a light meal.
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The Ivy Oxford Brasserie is located on the bustling High Street in the heart of Oxford. Enjoy an accessible all-encompassing menu, serving British classics from dawn until dusk, including breakfast, elevenses, weekend brunch, lunch, afternoon tea, light snacks, dinner and cocktails.
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Upscale chain brasserie serving a classically French menu devised by celebrity chef Raymond Blanc.
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British cafe/bar and restaurant with booth seats, chandelier and an all-day menu, plus weekly music.
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The Burlington House
374 Banbury Road
Oxford, United Kingdom
Tel: 01865 513 513
Beautiful Hotel & Wonderful Breakfast. Great staff, just over 10min to centre of Oxford with bus stop just outside the door.
Very courteous staff, polite, helpful & informative, parking on site, beautiful room & fantastic breakfast. Eesy to leave car & get into Oxford. Sightseeing tour bus also passes the hotel on its route!! Local restaurants just 7min walking from hotel. A lovely break thank you.