Home to one of the world’s most famous universities, crafting great British minds like T.S. Elliot, J.R.R. Tolkien and Oscar Wilde, Oxfordshire is full of history and intrigue. The city is a great day out. Relax on the banks of the River Thames or walk the streets of an architecturally gifted city. Further out, stay in one of our hotels in Oxfordshire and encounter the beautiful countryside. Highlights include the rolling hills of the Cotswolds as well as Blenheim Palace where Winston Churchill spent his childhood.
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Book one of our hotels in Oxfordshire and you’re in the perfect place to start exploring the oldest university in the English-speaking world. Dating back to 1096, Oxford University provides you with a fascinating start to your tour around the city centre. Start at Trinity College, as it’s 2.5 miles from our Abingdon Road Hotel. Spend extra time at the Bodleian Library where any Harry Potter fan will recognise a few rooms from the films. You should also appreciate the architecture of the magnificent cylindrical building Radcliffe Camera. If it’s wet, head to Ashmolen Museum. Our Must-See List: artefacts from Ancient Greece and paintings by Picasso. If you need a break, it’s a 30-minute walk back to our Abingdon Hotel.
Things to do in Oxfordshire
If you need a break from the city, head to Bicester Village, a luxury outlet shopping destination. A slight warning: your bank account may take a hit, but heads may turn thanks to your new designer wardrobe. If shopping wears you out, our Bicester Cherwell Valley M40 Hotel is 6.7 miles away. Another popular spot is Blenheim Palace. Used as a location in the newest James Bond blockbuster Spectre, it’s easy to see why. The grand house is a spectacle, but its gardens are what really makes it special. Our Peartree Hotel is a 20-minute drive away, but we bet 007 could do it in seven?