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Places to Visit In and Around Oxfordshire

Buscot Old Parsonage

National Trust property: Buscot Old Parsonage - open to the public. Please see National Trust website for details. more >
Buscot, Faringdon, SN7 8DG

Buscot Park

National Trust property: Buscot Park - open to the public. Please see National Trust website for details. more >
Estate Office, Buscot Park, Faringdon, SN7 8BU

Farnborough Hall

National Trust property: Farnborough Hall - open to the public. Please see National Trust website for details. more >
Farnborough, near Banbury, OX17 1DU

Great Coxwell Barn

National Trust property: Great Coxwell Barn - open to the public. Please see National Trust website for details. more >
Great Coxwell, Faringdon, SN7 7LZ

Greys Court

National Trust property: Greys Court - open to the public. Please see National Trust website for details. more >
Rotherfield Greys, Henley-on-Thames, RG9 4PG

Priory Cottages

National Trust property: Priory Cottages - open to the public. Please see National Trust website for details. more >
1 Mill Street, Steventon, Abingdon, OX13 6SP

White Horse Hill

National Trust property: White Horse Hill - open to the public. Please see National Trust website for details. more >
Uffington, SU299863

River & Rowing Museum

The River & Rowing Museum inspires escape and exploration, telling the many stories of the River Thames and celebrating the wildlife that calls it... more >
River & Rowing Museum, Mill Meadows, Henley on Thames, RG9 1BF

Farmer Gow's Farm Park

To enjoy all the 'fun on the farm' at a relaxed pace for all ages, we suggest a visit time of 2-4 hours... more >
Farmer Gow’s, Fernham Road, Longcot, Faringdon, SN7 7PR

Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum

SOFO is the county’s only military history museum, offering visitors immersive experiences through both changing exhibitions and permanent galleries,... more >
SOFO Museum Park Street, Woodstock OX20 1SN

Wallingford at War

Step back into 1940s Wallingford at War at the Cholsey & Wallingford Railway. Meet Winston Churchill and Field Marshal Lord Allenbrooke, be..... more >
Cholsey & Wallingford Railway 5 Hithercroft Road Wallingford OX10 9GQ

Clue The Looking Glass - a Solve The City adventure

Clue The Looking Glass is an immersive and interactive Alice in Wonderland themed adventure, taking you on a journey through Oxford's unique... more >
High St, Oxford OX1 4BA

Things to do around Oxfordshire

Oxfordshire, with its rich history, stunning landscapes, and vibrant cultural scene, offers a plethora of activities for an unforgettable day out. Whether you're a local or a visitor, here are some fantastic options to explore:

1. Blenheim Palace, Woodstock:
- UNESCO-listed Blenheim Palace is a true gem. Not only is it the birthplace of Winston Churchill, but it's also the only non-royal country house in England to be granted the title of palace. Explore its grand stately rooms, wander through the botanic gardens, and venture out into the estate on various walking trails. Don't miss the maze, miniature train, and the enchanting Christmas festivities.

2. Oxford Walking Tour:
- To truly soak in the charm of Oxford, join a guided walking tour. Explore the university's historic colleges, learn about J.R.R. Tolkien's haunts, and discover filming locations from the Harry Potter series. The Visitor Information Centre on Broad Street can help you choose the perfect tour.

3. Christ Church, Oxford:
- Among the University of Oxford colleges, Christ Church stands out. With six Grade I listed buildings, the iconic Tom Tower, and a Gothic cathedral, it's a must-visit. Immerse yourself in centuries of history within its walls.

4. Explore the Cotswolds:
- Oxfordshire is surrounded by picturesque villages in the Cotswolds. Take a leisurely drive through rolling hills, visit charming market towns like Burford and Chipping Norton, and enjoy the quintessential English countryside.

5. Thames Path Walking Trail:
- Follow the Thames Path along the River Thames. Enjoy riverside views, spot wildlife, and take in the serene beauty of the waterway.

6. Oxford Botanic Garden:
- Established in 1621, the Oxford Botanic Garden is the oldest in Britain. Explore its diverse plant collections and relax in the peaceful surroundings.

7. Ashmolean Museum:
- Delve into art, archaeology, and history at the Ashmolean Museum. It houses an impressive collection spanning centuries and civilizations.

8. Punting on the Cherwell or Isis:
- Experience the timeless tradition of punting on the tranquil rivers. Hire a punt and glide along the water, admiring the historic buildings along the banks.

9. Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens:
- Just outside Oxfordshire, this wildlife park is home to a variety of animals. Explore the beautifully landscaped gardens and enjoy close encounters with exotic species.

10. Oxford Covered Market:
- Wander through this historic market, filled with independent shops, cafes, and stalls. Sample local produce and find unique souvenirs.

Remember to check opening hours and any booking requirements for these attractions. Oxfordshire promises a day filled with history, natural beauty, and cultural delights!