Oxfordshire is home to a great wealth of unique attractions for all ages. From world class cultural and artistic venues to some of the most exquisite landscapes in the country, this is a county full of history and natural splendour and it makes the perfect destination for a holiday. Cities such as Oxford and parklands sculpted by Capability Brown provide the perfect setting for a day out, and there are numerous accommodation options to suit all tastes and pockets. They range from small B&Bs and family-run guesthouses right up to plush boutique hotels, and you'll easily be able to find something suitable for your Oxfordshire break, no matter what your interests, or your budget!
Where is Oxfordshire?
Oxfordshire is in the majestic, rolling countryside of the Thames Valley and the Chiltern Hills in the southeast of England. This area appealed to London aristocrats looking for a suitable local setting for their stately homes, and resulted in some of the grandest in the country such as Blenheim Palace and Hatfield House. Picturesque villages grew up around them and there are also prehistoric remains strewn across the county, so it's an interesting landscape to explore and ideal for motorists and ramblers alike. Wherever you go in Oxfordshire you'll find the right kind of accommodation for your visit.
The Varied Landscapes of Oxfordshire
Oxfordshire has a great range of attractions for all ages, from the riches of Oxford city itself to botanic gardens, a crocodile zoo, and prehistoric chalk figures carved into hillsides. Amidst all this you'll find all manner of accommodation choices, and many of the guesthouses and hotels have stunning views across historic cityscapes or timeless landscapes. The choice is yours, but wherever you choose to stay you'll be within easy reach of entertainment and attractions via Oxfordshire's excellent road network and public transport system. Whether you fancy a gourmet meal in an Oxford Michelin-starred restaurant or an afternoon tea in Bicester high street, you'll have a lovely time here. With theme parks such as the Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens, and Crocodiles of the World, the kids in your party will find plenty of things to delight them too.
Out and About in Oxfordshire
Oxfordshire is especially rich in TV and film locales, and fans of Midsomer Murders, Downton Abbey and Inspector Morse will have a great time exploring the familiar sets and locations. The county is also renowned for its delicious local produce and excellent restaurants, so expect nothing but the best seasonal food here, served up in delightful surroundings. Out in the rolling countryside there are numerous opportunities for walking trips, rambling, cycling and boating, and in the cities a wealth of cultural and historic gems to explore. Whatever your taste in accommodation you'll not be disappointed either, as the number of B&Bs, hotels and guesthouses on offer is remarkable for its sheer diversity and flexibility. Whether you want to stay in a small cottage overlooking the River Isis or prefer a grand establishment in Oxford city centre, it's all there for you to enjoy.