The capital of Oxfordshire is Oxford and this historic city certainly attracts its fair share of visitors with its university campus buildings, its waterways, historic buildings, pubs, and restaurants, and there are plenty of other places to explore around Oxford, too. You can’t miss the beauty of Oxford, and you also cannot miss out on visiting these key Oxfordshire attractions.
1. Get Up Close to Oxford
Oxford is famous for its university, but also for its culture and links to film and TV. Why not see the city from a different angle by exploring it on a special tour that takes in the locations for film and TV shows, or the places that were used in various books and great literature? You can do guided tours or self-guided tours to take you around the city, looking closely at this interesting and diverse place.
2. Go Shopping at Bicester Village
One of the most popular visitor attractions in Oxfordshire, Bicester Village is a short distance from Oxford and home to more than 130 separate stores selling luxury brands, at much-discounted prices. If you want a bargain to take home, indulge in a spot of retail therapy at Bicester Village.
3. Play A Round
Oxfordshire is home to some stunning golf courses. Visit an Oxfordshire golf club for a fun, challenging round of golf and take in some amazing scenery and world-class courses. You can choose from a variety of golf courses in the area, and some are also attached to hotels offering spa facilities, restaurants, and other amenities.
4. Check Out the Cotswolds
If you want to get away from the city, simply step back in time by visiting the Cotswolds. A set of charming villages whose stone houses are from another era, the Cotswolds villages enchant visitors. Stay in a Cotswold village or go walking in the area for some unspoiled scenery and a much-needed change of pace.
5. Visit an Historic House
Oxfordshire is not short of beautiful historic houses. There’s the famous Blenheim Palace, as well as Sulgrave Manor, Kingston Bagpuize House, and Broughton Castle.
6. Stay in Style
Oxfordshire offers so much choice in accommodation, you will really wonder how to pick your ideal spot for the night. From old, luxury hotels set in extensive grounds to smart city hotels, there’s something for everyone and for every budget in Oxfordshire.
7. Visit North Oxfordshire
This part of the region is characterised by its picturesque villages, historic museums, and great events like beer festivals and food festivals. If you want a varied, interesting holiday, check out North Oxfordshire.
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