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Holiday Inn Oxford

Things to Do in Oxford

Explore Oxford

Explore Oxford

Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Palace, Woostock, Oxford, Oxfordshire OX20 1PP

Home to the 11th Duke/Duchess of Marlborough and birthplace of Winston Churchill In 2100 acs of beautiful landscapes by ‘Capability’ Brown surrounded by award winning gardens, the great Lake, an unforgettable day out in Woodstock. World Heritage site -1987. The Palace recently hosted the filming of the movie Gullivers Travels. Host of the CLA Game Fair, this is the ideal family fun attraction in Oxfordshire.

Henley on Thames

Henley is a picturesque town on the edge of Chiltern Hills & the banks of the River Thames Founded in the 12th C as a river crossing and port Perhaps best known for the annual Royal Regatta Other events: Henley Festival of Music & Arts & the Food Festival. Why not take the family for a boat trip. A great family fun attraction near Oxfordshire.

The Cotswolds

Cotswolds is the largest area of outstanding natural beauty, popular with locals/international visitors-well known for gentle hillsides ‘wolds’ outstanding countryside, river valleys, water meadows, sleepy ancient limestone villages, historic market towns. A great attraction near Oxford.


London is the vibrant & exciting capitol city of England & home to many attractions such as Buckingham Palace, home of Queen Elizabeth. Museums, galleries, parks & family days out, the Tower of London, the London Eye, Hyde Park, the British Museum & much more

Oxford City Centre

City of Dreaming Spires famous the world over for its University and place in history. For over 800 years a home to royalty & scholars & since the 9th century an established town. The city is a bustling cosmopolitan area. Still with its ancient University. There is plenty to see and do in this bustling vibrant city.

Oxford University

It was the 1st University in the English speaking world. The student population of 20,000+ are from over 140 countries have been visiting for nine centuries & enjoy distinctive tutorial systems & a culture of academic support for outstanding students. Why not visit the filming location of Harry Potter in Christ Church College.

Warwick Castle

Warwick is a friendly & memorable experience with something for all. Easily accessible set amidst historic buildings and numerous attractions. With its fine mediaeval timber framed buildings, the military museums and the Church of St Mary famous for Beauchamp Chapel. Another great family fun filled attraction near Oxfordshire.

River Thames at Oxford

Starting as a small trickle in the Cotswolds the River Thames travels over 210 miles through the heart of some of England’s most picturesque towns, right into the centre of London and eventually, out into the North Sea. Whether you’re a holiday-maker, a fisherman, boater or just in search of something to do at the weekend, you will find everything you need on the banks of the River Thames.

Newbury Race Course

Newbury Racecourse in Berkshire is not only a top sporting venue but also a first class venue. Home to the famous Hennessy Gold Cup, Newbury offers some of the best horseracing in the country with raceday hospitality to match. A great day out for all the family & very near to Oxford.

Waddesdon Manor

One hundred and thirty years ago this house and its setting were created to delight and surprise the small circle of Baron Ferdinand's friends. More than 300,000 visitors a year now come to Waddesdon to appreciate the exceptional art collections, discover the diverse moods of the gardens, taste wine, or attend a study day.

Stratford Upon Avon

Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare, which is steeped in culture and history. Set in the beautiful rural Warwickshire countryside, on the banks of the river Avon. With easy road, rail and airport access, it is the perfect place to visit. Wander through these Stratford streets to get a taste of Olde England. A great example of things to do in and around Oxfordshire

Bodleian Library

The Bodleian Library dating from 1602-20 this working library forms part of the University of Oxford. It is housed in a remarkable group of buildings which form the historic heart of the University, and you can explore the quadrangles of these magnificent structures at no charge. Different ticket options allow you to visit the interior of some of the buildings, such as the University’s oldest teaching and examination room. Here you will discover more of the University’s fascinating history.

Heathrow Airport

The nearest International airport, which is 45 minutes away from the Hotel.

New Theatre (formerly Apollo Oxford)

Audiences at the theatre can once again see leading opera and ballet companies, from Welsh National Opera to the English National Ballet. Contemporary dance, hit musicals like Chicago and Guys and Dolls, and of course sell-out pop concerts. The venue’s current capacity is 1800 and the building is not listed.

North Oxford Golf Club

North Oxford Golf Course was founded in 1907 & is one of the oldest courses in Oxfordshire. Set in 8 acres of mature parkland, this 18 hole course is a challenge for golfers of all ages. A great example of things to do in and around Oxford.

The Silverstone Heritage Experience Centre

Silverstone,, Towcester, Northamptonshire NN12 8TN

Visit The Silverstone Experience and enjoy an exciting 3 hour journey through the past, present and future of Silverstone and British motor racing. State of the art interactive displays, compelling stories, iconic cars and motorcycles – let us take you on a journey through the past, present and future of Silverstone and British motor racing.

Highclere Castle


Enjoy the granduer of this majestic Victorian family home, also the magnificant setting for the TV drama Downton Abbey

Waterperry Gardens

Waterperry Gardens, Wheatley, Oxford,

A delightful day out for all those budding horticulturalists! Originally founded as a School of Horticulture for Ladies, Waterperry has evolved over the last 70 years into a fantastic haven of charm and beauty in Oxford. As well as the garden centre & garden shop, it's home to an 8 acre garden which boasts one of the best herbaceous gardens in England, as well as the rose, alpine & knot gardens & spectacular walks. There's also a museum of agricultural & horticultural.

Ghost Tours in Oxford

Oxford City Centre, Oxford,

Come & delight in the ghoulish goings on in Oxford & get the fright of your life. This 2 hour walk offers some sectrets of the City, some scary tales but is a delightful way to spend an early evening in Oxford. Not to be missed. Fun for all the family & all ages!

Bicester Village (Open Air Luxury Destination)

Bicester Village is located just 5 miles away. This luxury destination is home to more than 130 boutiques of world-famous brands, each offering exceptional value with savings of up to 60% on the recommended retail price. Together with a selection of restaurants and cafés, the Village offers luxury services that include Valet Parking, Hands-free Shopping, the award-winning Bicester Visitor Centre, and onsite tax refund and money change service.

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