Holiday Inn Oxford is 5 miles from Blenheim Palace, grand home to the Dukes of Marlborough. Stroll around the landscaped park designed by 18th-century gardener Capability Brown, and admire the state rooms hung with tapestries and family portraits.
It's just a short drive on the nearby A40 from Holiday Inn Oxford to the scenic Cotswold countryside. Stroll around the quaintly-named villages of Chipping Camden and Bourton-on-the-Water, and stop in picturesque pubs for ales and a ploughman's lunch.
The Ashmolean Museum in Oxford has a new 6-storey extension, doubling the museum's capacity and making room for extra galleries. You can sit down to afternoon tea and look out at Oxford's cloistered colleges from the Ashmolean Dining Room.
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Stepping into the quadrangles of Oxford University's 38 colleges. Magdalen College has a lush deer park and scenes from the Harry Potter films were set in Christ Church. Listen to choristers rehearsing in the 14th-century chapel of New College.
Leave your car at the hotel when you visit Oxford landmarks like the Radcliffe Camera and Sheldonian Theatre. Regular buses leave from Peartree Roundabout, a 1-minute walk from Holiday Inn Oxford, and take 12 minutes to the centre of the city.