Amazing things to do in Oxfordshire

Thursday 01 January 1970

Oxfordshire is a beautiful English county with so much to see and do, you might not know where to start! But you’re in luck because we have narrowed it down with this list of things you just can’t miss...

Downton Abbey day trip

Ah, Downton Abbey. Don’t we all wish we could be Lady Mary, frolicking through the beautiful grounds of Highclere Castle (less than an hour from Oxford)? While we aren’t the first born to the Earl of Grantham, we can pretend  for a day! When visiting Oxfordshire you can’t miss out on all the gorgeous sights Downton Abbey is filmed at, like the little village of Bampton which doubles as Downton Village.

Bampton village. Photo: West Oxfordshire District Council Bampton village. Photo: West Oxfordshire District Council
 

Take a hot air balloon ride

The English countryside is some of the most beautiful in the world so why not see it from a bird’s eye view? A hot air balloon ride is a relaxing way to see a huge chunk of the rolling green hills and quaint villages at once. Once that champagne glass is put in your hand you’ll be wondering why you didn’t do it sooner!

Go on a brewery tour

While in Oxfordshire visit the Wychwood Brewery. They give a 2-hour tour that takes you step-by-step through the entire brewing process. Then of course afterwards you can sit back and enjoy a pint (or 2...).

Visit Blenheim Palace

Famously known as ‘Britain’s Greatest Palace’ Blenheim Palace is home to the 11th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough and was the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. The awe-inspiring palace has so much to offer, including a giant hedge maze and butterfly house, you’ll probably end up spending the entire day there.

Blenheim Palace Blenheim Palace

 

Discover the city of Oxford

Of course when in Oxfordshire you can’t miss the city of Oxford. Tour the famous university, go shopping in nearby Bicester Village, or take a cycling tour. Whatever you do, don’t miss the city of dreaming spires.

Oxford - The City of Dreaming Spires Oxford - The City of Dreaming Spires

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Ontdek Groot-Brittannië per historische trein

Steam train on train tracks and old-fashioned carriages at Goathland Railway Station, North York Moors, North Yorkshire, England.
Ontdek Groot-Brittannië per historische trein

Van het gebaande pad – Verborgen parels van de Britse nationale parken

View from the inside Thors Cave looking onto the valleys of the Peak District Credit to Rebecca Read/VisitBritain
Van het gebaande pad – Verborgen parels van de Britse nationale parken

England’s Waterways – Reis naar het hart van Engeland

Koffie aan boord van een narrow boat
England’s Waterways – Reis naar het hart van Engeland

Sterren kijken met het blote oog in dark sky reserves

Sterren kijken in Snowdonia National Park, Wales
Sterren kijken met het blote oog in dark sky reserves

Een Secret Garden tour door Engeland

Helmsley Walled Garden in Yorkshire, Engeland
Een Secret Garden tour door Engeland

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