Tourism and Events

From the city of Dreaming Spires - Oxford to the wondrous countryside of Oxfordshire, there are so many fantastic places of interest in for all the family.

Whether you are a culture vulture visiting our historical attractions such as Britain's Greatest palace - Blenheim Palace, Christ Church college or the Ashmolean Museum or indulging in a spot of retail therapy at Bicester Village – There’s an array of activities for all year round.

If you are looking for that relaxing break, Oxfordshire has all the ingredients needed. The idyllic villages located in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds offer some of the most stunning scenes.

Finest Hour Experiences

Flight Experiences. Take your pick between taking the controls of a vintage Tiger Moth or aerobatic stunt aircraft for the ultimate adrenaline rush!

Banbury

Home to the famous Banbury Cross, Banbury offers a good selection of shops, cinema, ten pin bowling and leisure facilities.

Bicester Shopping Village

Probably the best Designer Outlet shopping village in the UK. There are plenty of shops for you to choose from with some offering heavy discounts. Make sure you pay a visit.

Blenheim Palace

The beautiful and historic house is a must visit. It is the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill and has been used in the making of the "Harry Potter" films.

Broughton Castle

A beautiful moated manor house and gardens based in the village of Broughton. The Castle has been used in an array of filming environments, most notably the "Morecambe and Wise Show".

Cotswold Wildlife Park

Cotwold Wildlife Park contains one of the UK's largest zoological collections. Take a visit to discover the beauty and diversity that the park has to offer. When you're finished looking at the vast amount of animals, why not take a walk through the park gardens.

Oxford City

Oxford is the home of the Dreaming Spires. With its museums, historic buildings, and huge amount of shops you'll be sure to find something to fill your day with. There are hourly buses that run from Duns Tew to Oxford.

Rye Hill Golf Course

Located six miles north of Banbury, Rye Hill offers a championship course, practice area and a golf shop. Don't worry about not being an avid golfer, because at Rye Hill you will find golf to suit all levels. Rye Hill has 200 acres set in the countryside for you to swing a club and hit a ball.

Silverstone

Silverstone plays host to many motor sport events every year. Head to the track to take part in a driving day, driving experience, MotoGP event and many other events.

Stratford Upon Avon

Stratford Upon Avon is draped in an array of history being the birthplace of William Shakespeare - you can visit and tour the house that Shakespeare was born in. There are plenty of activities for you and your family to take part in. You can visit the Art & Design Museum, take a trip on the river or visit one of the many other tourist attractions.

Warwick Castle

Probably the best Designer Outlet shopping village in the UK. There are plenty of shops for you to choose from with some offering heavy discounts. Make sure you pay a visit.

Rousham House and Gardens

Rousham House is a 17th Century Manor House surrounded by well kept gardens. The Manor has been used as filming locations for productions such as ITV's Lewis. The house is kept in an identical condition as it was when it was first built.