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Relaxinnz George Hotel
Relaxinnz George Hotel

High Street, Wallingford OX10 7HH

2.0 out of 5.0

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

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 …

£114
Oxford Spires Hotel
Oxford Spires Hotel

Abingdon Road, Oxford OX14PS

4.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Oxford, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Bate Collection and Christ Church College. …

£94
The Oxford Belfry - QHotels
The Oxford Belfry - QHotels

Milton Common, Thame OX9 2JW

4.0 out of 5.0

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
Mercure Oxford Eastgate Hotel
Mercure Oxford Eastgate Hotel

73 High Street, Oxford OX1 4BE

4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Oxford City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of St Edmund Hall, South Park, and University Church o …

£119
The Balkan Lodge Hotel
The Balkan Lodge Hotel

315 Iffley Road, Oxford OX4 4AG

2.0 out of 5.0

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

£94
Old Bank Hotel
Old Bank Hotel

92-94 High Street, Oxford OX1 4BJ

4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Oxford City Centre, this family-friendly Oxford hotel is steps from All Souls College, University Church of St Mar …

£155
The Oxford Townhouse
The Oxford Townhouse

88-90 Abingdon Road, Oxford OX1 4PX

3.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Oxford, this bed & breakfast is within a 15-minute walk of Bate Collection and Christ Church College. …

£110
The Old Black Horse - Inn
The Old Black Horse - Inn

102 St.Clements Street, Oxford OX4 1AR

3.0 out of 5.0

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

£115
The White Hart
The White Hart

28 High Street, Henley-on-Thames RG9 5DD

4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Henley-on-Thames, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Henley Bridge, Leander Club, and River and Rowing Museum …

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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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