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De Vere Oxford Thames

De Vere Oxford Thames

4.8 mi from Dorchester Abbey
    4.0 out of 5.0
     
     

    Situated on the riverwalk, this spa hotel is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Kassam Stadium and within 3 miles (5 km) of Greyfriars Oxford and Iffley Road Track. O2 Academy ...

    £83 per night for 2 guests

    De Vere Oxford Thames£83
    Oxford Abingdon Hotel

    Oxford Abingdon Hotel

    2.4 mi from Dorchester Abbey
      3.0 out of 5.0
       
       

      Situated in the historical district, this hotel is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Abingdon County Hall Museum and within 9 miles (15 km) of Christ Church College and University ...

      £38 per night for 2 guests

      Oxford Abingdon Hotel£38
      Malmaison Oxford

      Malmaison Oxford

      7.5 mi from Dorchester Abbey
        4.0 out of 5.0
         
         

        Located in the heart of Oxford, this romantic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Oxford Castle Unlocked, Christ Church College, and Covered Market. Ashmolean ...

        £116 per night for 2 guests

        Malmaison Oxford£116
        The Crown & Thistle

        The Crown & Thistle

        2.3 mi from Dorchester Abbey
          4.0 out of 5.0
           
           

          Situated in Abingdon, this inn is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Abingdon County Hall Museum and within 6 miles (10 km) of Milton Manor House and Hinksey Heights Golf ...

          £74 per night for 2 guests

          The Crown & Thistle£74
          Milton Hill

          Milton Hill

          3 mi from Dorchester Abbey
            2.5 out of 5.0
             
             

            Situated in Abingdon, this hotel is 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Milton Manor House and within 9 miles (15 km) of Abingdon County Hall Museum and Frilford Heath Golf ...

            £44 per night for 2 guests

            Milton Hill£44
            The Bocardo Hotel

            The Bocardo Hotel

            7.6 mi from Dorchester Abbey
              4.0 out of 5.0
               
               

              Situated in Oxford, this hotel is steps away from New Theatre Oxford and Ashmolean Museum.

              £92 per night for 2 guests

              The Bocardo Hotel£92
              Macdonald Randolph Hotel

              Macdonald Randolph Hotel

              7.7 mi from Dorchester Abbey
                5.0 out of 5.0
                 
                 

                Located in the heart of Oxford, this luxury hotel is steps from Oxford Playhouse and Ashmolean Museum. University of Oxford and Exeter College are also within ...

                £101 per night for 2 guests

                Macdonald Randolph Hotel£101
                Jurys Inn Oxford

                Jurys Inn Oxford

                9.9 mi from Dorchester Abbey
                  4.0 out of 5.0
                   
                   

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

                  £50 per night for 2 guests

                  Jurys Inn Oxford£50
                  The Oxfordshire Golf Hotel and Spa

                  The Oxfordshire Golf Hotel and Spa

                  6.4 mi from Dorchester Abbey
                    4.0 out of 5.0
                     
                     

                    Situated in a rural location, this spa hotel is 4.1 mi (6.5 km) from Waterstock Golf Club and within 12 miles (20 km) of Headington Shark and Aylesbury Park ...

                    £74 per night for 2 guests

                    The Oxfordshire Golf Hotel and Spa£74
                    The White Hart

                    The White Hart

                    5.4 mi from Dorchester Abbey
                      4.0 out of 5.0
                       
                       

                      Situated in Henley-on-Thames, this hotel is within 6 miles (10 km) of Henley Bridge, Leander Club and River and Rowing Museum. Thames Path and St. Helen's Church ...

                      £50 per night for 2 guests

                      The White Hart£50

                      Pocket Guide: Dorchester Abbey 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.