Oxfordshire Travel Guide

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Oxfordshire Highlights

  • Pro
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     Beautiful English towns and villages, 4000 years of history, Oxford 

  • Con
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     It sometimes feels like only rich London commuters can afford to live in the nice bits!! 

  • In a nutshell
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     College town 

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Oxford

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Banbury

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Henley on Thames

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Burford

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Chipping Norton

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Bicester

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Abingdon-on-Thames

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Dorchester

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Woodstock

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Didcot

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Rollright Stones

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Oxford

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  • Oxford University & Colleges

    Oxford Things to Do

    Wadham College is one of the few colleges founded by a woman - Dorothy Wadham -, who used her husband Nicholas's heritage to found the college in 1610, a year after his death, when she was 75 years old! Interestingly, despite being founded by a female, women were not allowed in the college at all, except for the laundress who had to be of "such...

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  • Old Bank Hotel

    Oxford Hotels

    Single £150.00 Standard double/twin £165.00 Deluxe double/twin £205.00 Superior deluxe...

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  • Eagle & Child

    Oxford Restaurants

    The Pony Yard at the back of the Eagle and Child has been covered over as a restaurant area. This means that The Rabbit Room where the famous Inklings (JRR Tolkien, CS Lewis, et al) used to meet together is not now a back parlour, but a recessed area near the bar. It is easily recognisable with photographs and mementos of The Inklings framed on the...

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Banbury

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  • Traditional Fish & Chips

    Banbury Restaurants

    I have been using A & C Fish Bar for years and they provide a friendly service and their customers like me are regulars. It serves traditional fish & chips as well as kebabs, southern fried chicken and pies. There are the usual extras available such as peas, baked beans, sausages etc. If you require something different like plaice then you need to...

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  • Best Western Wroxton House Hotel

    Banbury Hotels

    Wroxton Street Mary, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX15 6QB, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 3.5 out of 5 stars

  • Balti House

    Banbury Restaurants

    This restaurant does a range on Indian Food but specialises in 'Baltis'. It is always busy on most nights and opens the upstairs floor if it gets crowded. The surroundings are typical of any Indian restaurant. The food is always good and plenty of it. I have not finished a meal yet without feeling stuffed. The chicken korma is very good. The meal...

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Henley on Thames

  • Stonor Park

    Henley on Thames Things to Do

    Stonor Park is one of the oldest manor houses in England. Home of Lord and Lady Camoys, the estate has been in the hands of the same family for 850 years. The family's Catholic faith is very clearly evident, most notably in the room occupied by St. Edmund Campion, Jesuit and martyr, and his companions in the 1580s. They were given refuge in the...

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  • Hotel du Vin

    Henley on Thames Hotels

    New Street, Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

  • Lovely Beer at Lovibonds Brewery

    Henley on Thames Things to Do

    We moved to Henley-on-Thames in 2007, but it was a whole year and a half before we discovered Lovibonds. They had a stall at the annual Christmas fair in the town square - we had never tried craft beer before, but after a few tasters, we bought a mini keg of Henley Gold! Lovibonds is actually based in the Town Centre, and Lovibonds Tasting Room has...

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Burford

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  • Sunday Roast!

    Burford Restaurants

    Arriving in Burford on a Sunday lunchtime in September, we were confronted with a plethora of choice but equally a gaggle of tourists thronging the streets or tucking into their selected food. Having left Heathrow a few hours earlier after a 24 hour flight from Melbourne, whilst we surprisingly chipper, we felt we could not face i) large crowds and...

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  • Cotswold Gateway Hotel

    Burford Hotels

    Cheltenham Road, Burford, OX18 4HX, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Old English pub

    Burford Restaurants

    After lunch earlier in the day at The Highway Inn and rejecting an intimate bar space, dinner in the evening was the perfect foil - a former 16th century coaching inn that epitomises 'an old English pub' - roaring fires in the winter (thankfully not needed when we were there), leather chesterfields, low ceilings - lots of atmosphere and incredibly...

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Chipping Norton

  • outdoor wear

    Chipping Norton Shopping

    This little shop in the centre of Stow on the Wold has a very good collection of outdoor clothing made by Rohan. They are very helpful but also just let you look around. I bought a lovely fleece sweater Rohan is not cheap and prices depend on what you buy

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  • Falkland Arms

    Chipping Norton Hotels

    Great Tew, Chipping Norton, OX7 4DB, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

  • daily groceries

    Chipping Norton Shopping

    We had a self catering cottage just outside Chipping Norton and although there is a small Sainsbury's in Chipping Norton, we found it better to go to Stow on the Wold and the larger Tesco as there was more choice there. There is a large car park - it is just next to the towns free parking area so be careful and not park in the Tesco parking area if...

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Bicester

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  • Designer Outlet

    Bicester Shopping

    Bicester Village (pronounced 'Bister') is a designer shopping outlet. If recreational shopping is your thing, it's a good place to visit, but even designer 'bargains' can be pretty expensive in real terms, so if you are on a strict budget, aim for window shopping only. Most shops are fashion, but there are also lifestyle and homewares brands, such...

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  • The Tally Ho Hotel Ltd

    Bicester Hotels

    Ploughley Rd, Arncott, Bicester, OX25 1NY, United

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Families

  • Bicester things to do

    Bicester Things to Do

    Here is my list of things to do in Bicester. There are many different fun activities if shopping isn't your thing:- Go into the town centre and shop in independant shops- Relax and walk around Garth Park- Visit historic St Edburgs Church- Go for a local history walk organised by the Bicester Local History Society- Shop at Bicester Village (though...

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Abingdon-on-Thames

  • Long Alley Almshouses

    Abingdon-on-Thames Things to Do

    Behind St Helens Church are some splendid almshouses which were built to house some of Abingdon's old and poor. Long Alley Almshouses are incredible and got their name for the obvious reason that they are looooooonng and have a splendid covered walkway across the front, filled with religious sayings and scriptures on the wall.The Long Alley...

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  • The Crown and Thistle

    Abingdon-on-Thames Hotels

    Bridge Street, Abingdon, OX14 3HS, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

  • St Helens Church ~ one of the widest in...

    Abingdon-on-Thames Things to Do

    St Helens Church, with its tall spire, is hard to miss on the skyline. With five aisles it is also the second widest church in England and is wider than it is long. The current church first appeared in the late 1100's and the fifth and final aisle was completed in the 1530's. You can imagine what an important church it was at that time!St Helens...

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Dorchester

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  • Day ranger on the trains

    Dorchester Transportation

    If you are in Dorchster and want to explore north of Dorchester there is rover ticket called a Heart of Wessex Day Ranger. Available after 08.30 this ticket allows unlimited travel between Weymouth - Dorchester - Castle Cary - Bristol TM plus Swindon - Bath Spa/Trowbridge/Swindon/Westbury. Cost is £19.00 or child £12.55. If you hold a railcard the...

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  • The Casterbridge

    Dorchester Hotels

    49 High East Street, , Dorchester DT1 1HU

  • A walk to Days Lock

    Dorchester Things to Do

    Being located in a typical English landscape of hills and dales, meadows, pastures and the Thames meandering through it, Dorchester makes an ideal base for a little hike along the river. Leave the village via Bridge End and Wittenham Lane, passing some beautifully flowering gardens, and you will reach the meadows south of the village. Walk straight...

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Woodstock

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  • Woodstock Village

    Woodstock Things to Do

    The village is fairly small and can be seen in a couple of hours. Other than Blenheim Palace, the main attraction in Woodstock is the Oxfordshire Museum. There are also some nice places to eat and drink in the village.

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  • Hope House

    Woodstock Hotels

    Oxford Street, Woodstock, OX20 1TS, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Blenheim Palace

    Woodstock Favorites

    Woodstock’s best known attraction is Blenheim Palace, where Winston Churchill was born and lived as a child. The home has been in the Churchill family since it was first built in the early 18th century. John Churchill, the 1st Duke of Marlborough and an ancestor of Winston Churchill, was the first person to live here. Blenheim Palace is open to the...

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Didcot

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  • Sunset over Didcot

    Didcot Favorites

    We had been out for a drive on a Summer's evening and were coming back down the back road from Reading through to Oxford, when I suddenly spotted Didcot power station in the distance! This was only the second time that I had seen it, and how beautiful it looked with the bright orange sunset going down behind it. I got Chris to srop the car on the...

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  • Our car came from Didcot!...

    Didcot Favorites

    ... Well actually, it originally came from the Channel Isles, it happened to be the Fire service's car in Jersey at one time, when it was brand new.We had got a Rover back in January 2005, off a bloke up the road from us, after the big ends had gone in our Cavalier, so we had bought it out of necessity. The Rover was big, it was beautiful,...

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  • This place that I call Ruth

    Didcot Favorites

    Me and my hubby often drive past this power station, either on our way through Didcot, , or up and own the A34, usually late at night. It looks absolutely splendind in the dark, all you can see is lights, it looks like a giant oil rig out at sea, except it's right in land. I actually call this place Ruth, because there is an old 1970's film that I...

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Rollright Stones

  • Car break ins

    Rollright Stones Warnings and Dangers

    There are a couple of laybys by the site of the stones that can be used for parking. Do not leave anything on display in the car because the area is a popular spot for thievies. The same warning also goes for portable devices such as mobile phones, cameras and laptops. Though they may be out of sight and switched off, anything with a battery source...

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  • The Rollright Stones

    Rollright Stones Things to Do

    Lin and I decided to pay the Rollright Stones a visit whilst on route to Chipping Norton. The Rollright Stones is the name of a megalithic complex close to Long Compton. It consists of 3 groups of heavily weathered limestone stones. The main group is the King’s Men which has 77 stones though originally it had 105 and is 33 metres in diameter and...

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  • The Whispering Knights

    Rollright Stones Things to Do

    The Whispering Knights are a group of five stones, three of which are in a standing position. The oldest on this site, early Neolithic stones, they date back to 3500 - 4000 B.C. Their function is not a mystery - they are the remains of a megalithic tomb with a flat stone having once been on top of the standing ones. However, the only evidence of...

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