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Bicester Village

Discover an open-air shopping experience with unmissable savings in your favourite boutiques all year round.

Distance from hotel: 1.7 miles

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Blenheim Palace

Spend an inspiring day exploring a national treasure.

Home to the 12th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough and birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, Blenheim Palace is a masterpiece of Baroque architecture that boasts over 300 years of history to discover. This World Heritage Site is set within more than 2000 acres of Parkland landscaped by ‘Capability’ Brown, and the Palace itself houses some of the finest collections of antique furniture in Europe. Situated in Woodstock, just 8 miles from Oxford, Blenheim Palace is Britain’s Greatest Palace and offers visitors a precious time, every time.

Distance from hotel: 9.6 miles

Rousham House & Garden

A lovely Jacobean house with Georgian remodeling. The house is set in superb landscape gardens, which have remained unaltered since they were designed in the early 18th century. The gardens, designed by William Kent, were one of the first and most influential of the style which became known as English landscape gardening, such as the ponds and cascades in Venus’s Vale, the Cold Bath, and seven arched Praeneste, Townsend’s Building, the Temple of the Mill, and, on the skyline, a sham ruin now as the ‘Eyecatcher’. The house has been owned by Dormer family since it was built.

 

Distance from hotel:  7.3 miles

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Bicester Heritage

Bicester Heritage is the UK’s first business campus dedicated to historic motoring and aviation. Comprising of a cluster of industry leading specialists, Bicester Heritage delivers a unique customer experience by providing a supportive ecosystem of skills and businesses, geared towards the historic motoring market.

Distance from hotel: 2.8 miles 

Oxford

Oxford, The City of Dreaming Spires, is famous the world over for its University and place in history. For over 800 years, it has been a home to royalty and scholars, and since the 9th century an established town, although people are known to have lived in the area for thousands of years. Nowadays, the city is a bustling cosmopolitan town. Still with its ancient University, but home also to a growing hi-tech community. Many businesses are located in and around the town, whether on one of the Science and Business Parks or within one of a number of residential areas.

With its mix of ancient and modern, there is plenty for both the tourist and resident to do. Whether its visiting one of the many historic buildings, colleges or museums, going out for a drink or a mealtaking in a show or shopping till you drop, Oxford has it all

Distance from hotel: 15 miles

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The Oxford Artisan Distillery

The Oxford Artisan Distillery (TOAD) welcomes visitors to its distillery, in the heart of Oxford, for a behind-the-scenes experience where you can discover the traditional approach to craft distilling using sustainably farmed populations of heritage grain and bespoke hand-built copper stills. You’ll see what goes into the spirits and truly understand what grain to glass craft distillery is all about. 

Distance from hotel: 14 miles

Pitt Rivers Museum

The Pitt Rivers Museum is one of Oxford’s most popular attractions, famous for its period atmosphere and outstanding collections from many cultures around the world, past and present.

The museum’s collection is arranged typologically, according to how the objects were used, rather than according to their age or origin. This layout owes a lot to the theories of Pitt Rivers himself, who intended for his collection to show progression in design and evolution in human culture from the simple to the complex. Whilst this evolutionary approach to material culture is no longer fashionable in archaeology and anthropology, the museum has retained the original organisation of the displays. The display of many examples of a particular type of tool or artifact, showing historical and regional variations, is an unusual and distinct feature of this museum.

The museum has a high density of objects on display, and the displays are changed periodically.

Distance from hotel: 12.8 miles

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University of Oxford

Starting as early as 1096 with some form of teaching, Oxford is the oldest English-speaking university in the world.

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings said it is the second-best university in the world with harvard university.

The university is 38 colleges and six private halls. All of these colleges have their own buildings and their own staff. Oxford is quite different from most modern universities where all the students live on a campus. Oxford does not have a campus, although it does have some central places where students from different colleges can come together (for example, libraries and the students oxford union).

The bodleian library (founded in 1602) is the main library of the University of Oxford, and one of the oldest libraries in Europe. It is the second largest library in the United Kingdom after the british library.

Distance from hotel: 15 miles

Silverstone

Since 1948 Silverstone has become one of the world’s leading motorsports venue sand is home to the Formula 1™ British Grand Prix, British Motorcycle Grand Prix,World and British Superbike Championships and British Touring Car Championship.

 

It is also famed for its exhilarating driving experiences, track days, corporate entertainment, Christmas parties and all new Silverstone Wing prestigious conference facilities.

Distance from hotel: 18 miles

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