See and Do

Whether you visit Oxford for a day trip, short city break or a longer family holiday, you'll find yourself spoilt for choice with the huge range of attractions, activities and events on offer.

Ashmolean Museum

Collection of art and archaeology, from ancient Egypt to the 20thC. Paintings, sculpture, ceramics, silver, glass and coins, plus art from the Far East.

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Brightwell Vineyard

Oxfordshire's Largest Vineyard.

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Cotswold Wildlife Park

Cotswold Wildlife Park is set in 160 acres of parkland and gardens around a listed Victorian Manor House and has been open to the public since 1970.

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Museum of Oxford

Only museum dedicated to the history of the city. Exciting collection of social history displayed over two floors. Story of Oxford is brought to life through artefacts, room settings and film presentation.

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North Wall Arts Centre

Arts centre for live music, theatre, film screenings. 200-seat theatre space and two intimate studio spaces.

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University of Oxford Botanic Garden

The oldest botanic garden in the UK displays over 7,000 different species in a grade 1 listed garden with exotic glasshouses, water & rock gardens and beautiful boarders. The garden has events for all ages throughout the year.

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Oxford Playhouse

Productions at the Playhouse include classic & contemporary drama, dance, comedy, children's theatre, music and panto!

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The Living Rainforest

This living recreation of an Amazon rainforest houses an exotic collection of tropical plant and animals under glass making it a perfect all weather family attraction.

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Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Palace is only 8 miles from Oxford and home to 11th Duke of Marlborough. Famed as the birthplace of Winston Churchill, it is set in over 2000 acres of beautiful parkland.

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Oxford Castle Unlocked

For the first time in 1000 years, the secrets of Oxford Castle have been ' unlocked', revealing episodes of violence, executions, great escapes, betrayal and even romance. Visit Oxford Castle and uncover the secrets for yourself.

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Magdalen College

Magdalen College with its deer park& choir is open to visitors.

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Bridge of Sighs

New College Lane is the location of the locally known "Bridge of Sighs", built in 1913/14, a Venetian bridge which links two sides of Hertford College. To the left is the most famous group of buildings in Oxford.

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Stonehenge is surrounded by 1,500 acres of land owned by the National Trust, with excellent walks (when weather conditions are bad, access may be restricted and visitors may not be able to use the walkway around the stone circle).

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Carfax Tower

Fourteenth-century west tower of the former city church of St Martin. The clock on the eastern side chimes every quarter hour. Superb views of Oxford's 'dreaming spires'.

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Christ Church

Christ Church College, with its Cathedral, choir, meadow, picture gallery to name but a few. Is well worth a visit.

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Broughton Castle

Medieval Manor House later transformed into a Tudor Mansion, surrounded by a wide moat and parkland.

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University Oxford Real Tennis Club

The Oxford University Tennis Club is the home of "Real Tennis". This is the original "royal" tennis (think Real as in Real Madrid, meaning 'regal') played in an indoor court with sloping surfaces, galleries, and other unusual features.

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City Sightseeing Oxford

Hop On - Hop Off the city sightseeing bus.

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Oxford River Cruises

Oxford River Cruises offers schedule trips, private charters and boat hire on Oxfords magical waterways.

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Oxford Water Walks

Guided group walks along the towpaths of Oxford's waterways, providing a unique insight into the history and literature of non-university Oxford.

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24 computerised bowling lanes.

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Bicester Village

Home to over 120 luxury boutiques, offering previous seasons' collections from leading and international names in fashion and homeware, at up to 60% off, all year round.

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The Oxford Covered Market

"Pure Retail Theatre" - Over 50 shops all under one roof.

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Modern Art Oxford

Established in 1965, Modern Art Oxford is one of the UK's leading public galleries renowned for the quality of its exhibitions, activities and publications.

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Le Manoir

The modern French menu at Raymond Blanc's two-Michelin starred Le Manoir aux Quat' Saisons restaurant has been described as 'a twist of imaginative genius' and the cuisine is undoubtedly the focus of every guest's visit.

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Jamie Oliver

George Street is the perfect location for what we intend will be a regular pit stop for anyone who enjoys brilliant, simple, rustic Italian food and a relexed environment.

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Menus are geared towards modern British flavours, always using fresh produce and locally sourced ingredients whenever possible.

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The Trout

The menu is simple but up-to-the-minute with lots of comfort appeal, homely things in addition to some more global dishes to keep things lively. There are many ‘lighter’ and ‘smaller’ dishes to choose from when you only desire a light meal.

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White Horse Oxford

Top quality food, exceptional wines, great bitters, ice-cold lagers and a host of spirits in welcoming and comfortable surrounds.

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Guest Comments

  • Fantastic Little B&B

    Great B&B with the 5 star touch. Not too far from town. Easy to jump on the bus for a couple of quid and about a 15 min ride to the centre.

    Rooms big, clean and fully equipped. Nice and quiet with very friendly staff. Breakfast in the mornings was amazing.

    Will definately stay here again when we come back to Oxford.

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  • Great choice in Oxford for adults

    From the warm welcome from Nes through to the powerful shower, comfortable bed and fabulous breakfast, we thoroughy enjoyed our 2-night stay. In town for a wedding, we really enjoyed the Summertown restaurants which are within a 5 minute walk, and the centre is easily accessible by bus or a short taxi ride.

    A big plus is the fact that Burlington House has parking, which in our book more than made up for the premium B&B rates. Thoroughly recommended.

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  • Fantastic B&B in North Oxford

    An excellent place to stay if exploring Oxford and the surrounding area.

    Brilliant customer service, freshly made breakfast and the staff helpful at all times.

    Would be surprised if there is better in Oxford for the money.

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  • A great place to stay

    This is a lovely boutique hotel. It's close to Oxford with buses passing every few minutes. My room was small but clean and well-appointed. The wireless internet was handy. The manager (Nes) was very helpful. The breakfasts were fabulous - home-made muesli, poached fruit, great omelettes.

    I had a really pleasant stay - thoroughly recommended.

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  • Perfect

    This hotel is about a 15 minute walk into town, but there are plenty of buses into Summertown, the area itself is lovely.

    My room was spotless, I really appreciated the complimentary wifi in my room as I had busineess to attend to whilst on my short break. The breakfasts were excellant and very substantial. I was in a room at the back of the hotel and it was lovely and quiet.

    I really do reccomend this hotel, it is very good value for money.

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