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Relaxinnz George Hotel
Relaxinnz George Hotel

High Street, Wallingford OX10 7HH

2.0 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (132 reviews)

Located in Dorchester-on-Thames, this hotel is 0 mi (0 km) from Dorchester Abbey and within 3 mi (5 km) of Brightwell Vineyar …

£59
De Vere Oxford Thames
De Vere Oxford Thames

Henley Road, Oxford OX4 4GX

4.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (272 reviews)

Located in Sandford-on-Thames, this spa hotel is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Kassam Stadium and 3 mi (4.8 km) from South Park. Oxfor …

£109
Belmond Le Manoir Aux Quat Saisons
Belmond Le Manoir Aux Quat Saisons

Church Road, Oxford OX44 7PD

5 out of 5 (4 reviews)

Located in Great Milton, this hotel is 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from Iffley Village and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Waterstock Golf Club. …

£595
Ashbrook Lets
Ashbrook Lets

Ashbrook Mews, Westbrook Street, Didcot OX11 9QA

4.0 out of 5.0
5 out of 5 (1 reviews)

Situated in Didcot, this apartment is within 9 mi (15 km) of Cornerstone, Didcot Railway Centre, and Lardon Chase - the Holie …

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The Oxford Belfry - QHotels
The Oxford Belfry - QHotels

Milton Common, Thame OX9 2JW

4.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (499 reviews)

Located in Milton Common, this spa hotel is 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Waterstock Golf Club and 7.8 mi (12.6 km) from Headington …

£100
The Fat Fox Inn
The Fat Fox Inn

13 Shirburn Street, Watlington OX49 5BU

3.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (90 reviews)

Situated in Watlington, this inn is 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Lough Derg, and within 9 mi (15 km) of St. Helen's Church and …

£85
Browns
Browns

281 Iffley Road, Oxford OX4 4AQ

3.0 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (20 reviews)

Situated in Oxford, this guesthouse is within 1 mi (2 km) of Greyfriars Oxford and South Park. University Church of St Mary …

£50
Victoria Oxford
Victoria Oxford

180 Abingdon Road, Oxford OX1 4RA

2.5 out of 5.0
3.5 out of 5 (110 reviews)

Situated in Oxford, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Bate Collection, Christ Church College, and Covered Market. Exeter …

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The Old Black Horse - Inn
The Old Black Horse - Inn

102 St.Clements Street, Oxford OX4 1AR

3.0 out of 5.0
3 out of 5 (189 reviews)

Situated in Oxford, this inn is within a 15-minute walk of South Park, University Church of St Mary the Virgin, and Radcliffe …

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The Tower House
The Tower House

15 Ship Street, Oxford OX1 3DA

3.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (258 reviews)

Located in Oxford City Centre, this inn is steps from Clarendon Building, Exeter College, and Covered Market. Sheldonian …

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Pocket Guide: Dorchester-on-Thames Dorchester Abbey Hotels

Oxfordshire is a county that teems with fabulous historic remains and hidden gems in cities such as Oxford and in the towns and villages across the magnificent countryside. When you stay at a hotel such as Malmaison Oxford or The Tower House, both in Oxford, or indeed at one of the many local B&Bs or guesthouses, you'll be well placed to visit the remains of Dorchester Abbey. It's one of Britain's earliest Christian sites and makes a great destination for a fun day out with the family.

Dorchester Abbey from Oxfordshire Hotels

A great Augustinian Abbey was founded on this site in 1140, on top of the remains of a Saxon cathedral of the 7th Century, but all that remains now is this rather large and impressive church. Dorchester Abbey's official name is the Parish Church of St Peter and St Paul, and it is the biggest public building in this part of Oxfordshire. When you come to Dorchester on Thames from your Oxfordshire hotel base nearby you'll find it a tranquil spot and ideal for a day's outing.

Saxons and Normans at Dorchester Abbey

The local diocese was hugely important under the Saxon Bishop Wulfwig in the 9th century, but it wasn't until the Normans arrived with their flair for building churches that the site really took off. Remigus was the first Norman bishop here and he rebuilt the abbey comprehensively. You can still see some of his work to this day, but unfortunately after this good start the village became a backwater because the bishopric moved to Lincoln in 1086. The church became an Augustinian monastery in 1140.

From that point on Dorchester became increasingly important as a place of pilgrimage as it housed the remains of St Birinius, an early bishop. The People's Chapel and Jesse Window can still be seen, and an effigy of a knight in full armour, but the saint's remains were scattered during the Dissolution of the Monasteries under Henry VIII. Take time out from your Oxfordshire B&B, hotel or guesthouse to visit Dorchester Abbey if you can, and you'll be well rewarded.

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