See where Harry Potter was filmed and stroll meadows that inspired Lewis Carroll's Alice Through the Looking Glass at Oxford's grand Christ Church college, just 5 miles from the hotel. Don't miss the imposing Tom Quad and Sir Christopher Wren's Tom Tower.
Holiday Inn Express Oxford-Kassam Stadium is 14 miles from Baroque Blenheim Palace, with lake-dotted formal gardens and an Old Master picture gallery to explore. The rolling countryside and honey-stone villages of the Cotswolds begin just 28 miles away.
The must-see Ashmolean Museum, 5 miles from Holiday Inn Express Oxford-Kassam Stadium hotel, recently reopened following a £61 million makeover. Its stellar collection features Michelangelo paintings, Oliver Cromwell's death mask and Guy Fawkes' lantern.
Don't Go Home Without:
A leisurely punt along the River Cherwell, taking in the dreaming spires of Oxford's historic colleges and the lush botanical gardens. Stock up on picnic goodies at the 18th-century Covered Market, 5 miles from Holiday Inn Express Oxford-Kassam Stadium.
Oxford's cultural and literary heritage comes to life on one of the tourist office's themed city tours. You can pick up a fun list of film locations at the hotel's 24-hour Front Desk to follow in the footsteps of the likes of James Bond and Harry Potter.