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Milton Common, Thame OX9 2JW

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4.2 out of 5 (506 reviews)

Located in Milton Common, this spa hotel is 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Waterstock Golf Club and within 6 mi (10 km) of Iffley …

£90
Oxford Abingdon Hotel
Oxford Abingdon Hotel

Marcham Road, Abingdon OX14 1TZ

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3.8 out of 5 (203 reviews)

Situated in the historical district, this eco-friendly hotel is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Abingdon County Hall Museum and 1.3 mi …

£39
The Oxfordshire Golf Hotel and Spa
The Oxfordshire Golf Hotel and Spa

Rycote Lane, Milton Common, Thame OX9 2PU

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4.4 out of 5 (130 reviews)

Situated in Thame, this golf hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Waterstock Golf Club, Iffley Village, and Lough Derg,. Newington …

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Jurys Inn Oxford
Jurys Inn Oxford

Godstow Road, Oxford OX2 8AL

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3.7 out of 5 (686 reviews)

Situated in Oxford, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of St. Anthony's College, Pitts Rivers Museum, and Oxford University …

£59
The White Hart
The White Hart

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

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4.2 out of 5 (258 reviews)

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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The Fox and Goat
The Fox and Goat

Oxford Road, Thame OX9 2LH

3.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Thame, this bed & breakfast is 1.6 mi (2.5 km) from Waterstock Golf Club and within 9 mi (15 km) of South Park an …

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Macdonald Randolph Hotel
Macdonald Randolph Hotel

Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2LN

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4 out of 5 (787 reviews)

Located in Oxford City Centre, this luxury hotel is steps from Oxford Playhouse and Ashmolean Museum. Exeter College and …

£125
Old Bank Hotel
Old Bank Hotel

92-94 High Street, Oxford OX1 4BJ

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4.6 out of 5 (305 reviews)

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

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De Vere Oxford Thames
De Vere Oxford Thames

Henley Road, Oxford OX4 4GX

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4.4 out of 5 (281 reviews)

Located in Sandford-on-Thames, this spa hotel is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Kassam Stadium and within 3 mi (5 km) of Oxford …

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Ramada Oxford
Ramada Oxford

Welcome Break Service Area, Oxford OX33 ILJ

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3.6 out of 5 (512 reviews)

Located in Wheatley, this hotel is 0.5 mi (0.9 km) from Waterstock Golf Club and within 6 mi (10 km) of Iffley Village and …

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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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