About the location
Oxford, the oldest university city in England and known as 'The City of Dreaming Spires’ has an abundance of prestigious attractions, namely the 38 colleges of the university, the oldest university teaching room, Bodleian Library, Ashmolean and Pitt Rivers Museums, and Botanic Gardens, as well as playing host to many festivals and markets.
Enjoy a 'punt' on the River Cherwell, take a boat trip on the River Thames or visit the many individual shops, riverside pubs, cafes and the ancient buildings that this charming city has to offer.
Blenheim Palace, the birthplace of Winston Churchill and a World Heritage Site is just a short drive away where many walks can be enjoyed around the Capability Brown landscaped parkland, great lake and the beautiful village of Woodstock.
Also close by is Henley-on-Thames with its annual Royal Regatta, attracting thousands of visitors each year to watch over 200 races on this charming part of the river.
Cotswold Wildlife Park, one of the most beautiful in the country, is also worth a visit and is home to many rare and endangered species, and why not visit the many attractive Cotswold villages in the area? A little further afield Stratford-upon-Avon, birthplace of William Shakespeare, Warwick with its magnificent castle and Royal Leamington Spa make a lovely day out for all the family, plus London can be easily reached by coach.
A memorable holiday destination at any time of year..