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Offering so much to see and do all year round Oxford and Oxfordshire is the destination of choice.

Offering so much to see and do all year round Oxford and Oxfordshire is the destination of choice.
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    • Visit Oxfordshire The Official 2012 GuideShowing Attractions, Events andWhere to Stay in OXFORDSHIREwww.visitoxfordandoxfordshire.com
    • FREE ANNUAL PASS OFFER IN 2012 Welcome to Oxfordshire Main image Eynsham Lock Visit Oxfordshire and discover one CONTENTS Smaller images of the most beautiful English counties, Radcliffe Camera; 4 Step Back In Time Fine Lady, Banbury; with the most inspiring city at its heart... Blenheim Palace; 5 Glorious Gardens Henley-on-Thames Offering so much to see and do all year round, Oxford 6 Fun For All The Family and Oxfordshire make an excellent destination for 7 Food and Drink Cover images: all. Explore our varied landscape, visitor attractions and First row, L-R 8 Retail Therapy rural heritage or experience walking trails and cycling The Old Swan & Minster Mill; routes, which show you all the hidden treasures on offer 9 Cycling and Walking White Horse, Uffington; here in our glorious countryside. Make Oxfordshire your 10 Oxford Blenheim Palace, birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, Alice’s Day © The Story Museum; number one choice for a short break or a longer holiday. 12-13 Events and Festivals 2012 Cotswold Wildlife Park is set in over 2,000 acres of © A Lawson; If you’re looking for a cultural getaway or a romantic 14 Map of Oxfordshire Rose © Sarah Greening city break then Oxford is a must. Renowned for its 15 Oxford Official Guided Walking Tours history and heritage, exquisite architecture and stunning landscaped Park and Formal Gardens, Second row, L-R 16 Win a Weekend Break in Oxfordshire Oxford Skyline ancient University, Oxford sits at the very heart Third row, L-R of this rural county. Discover the film and literary 18-26 Accommodation offering a perfect day out for all. Blenheim Palace; Oxford River Cruises; connections on offer in Oxfordshire and experience 27-35 What To See and Do Waterperry Gardens; how the literary greats got inspiration from our Broughton Castle wonderful destination. Fourth row, L-R Oxfordshire sign Widen your horizons by visiting world class museums, © Sarah Greening; family appeal attractions or some of the most OXF Eynsham Hall; ORD Open dates 11th February - 14th December 2012 stunning gardens in England. ON SHI Henley-on-Thames; To vie SCREENRE City Sightseeing Oxford; w Oxfo film loc Buy One Day Get 12 Months Free Few regions can boast Oxfordshire’s variety, rd a www shire plea tions in Bicester Village beauty, heritage and luxury. ando .visi se vis it t xfor oxford Terms & conditions apply. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer. For more information visit blenheimpalace.com dshi .com re or call 0800 849 6500 It’s easy to visit Oxfordshire; Oxford is just 50 minutes from central London by train or 90 minutes by frequent bus services. Oxfordshire like us on facebook Britain’s Greatest Palace Once here, you can visit much of Oxfordshire by public transport, including many of the county’s picturesque towns and villages. www.facebook.com/blenheimpalace London We look forward to welcoming you in 2012 to Oxfordshire. It will be a year to remember!2 www.visitoxfordandoxfordshire.com www.visitoxfordandoxfordshire.com 3
    • Whether you are admiring the mysterious White Horse or exploring Oxfordshire’s gardens come in all shapes and sizes, colours and scents, the Rollright Stones, you will feel part of an ancient landscape created in different centuries for diverse purposes. Some are the first, here in Oxfordshire. the best or the only remaining one of their kind. Don to p ’t forg ick u et of th p a cop OXF e ne y Step back in time The Glorious O w R GAR DSHIRE D GUI ENS DE Visit Britain’s Greatest Palace – Blenheim Palace and marvel at the sheer beauty while wandering through stunning parklands, the award-winning formal Oxford the City of Dreaming Spires will surprise and enchant you, with its OXF ORD Gardens of Oxfordshire ON SCR SHIRE gardens and the Great Lake. This magnificent Palace magnificent architecture, Sha EEN kes is the ancestral home of the Dukes of Marlborough. impressive yet intimate In L peare It is also famed as the birthplace of Sir Winston colleges and romantic was fi ove Broug lmed at Churchill and you can gain a fascinating insight into rivers. hton in 19 Castle his life and achievements. 98 The University’s five museums, Castles are an important part of the history of Oxfordshire. including the splendid Wallingford Castle, once a Norman stronghold, Ashmolean, house unique collections now lies in ruins while Broughton Castle near of artefacts from around the world which Banbury, featured in Shakespeare in Love, is still a family have become part of Oxford’s heritage. home surrounded by a wide moat and parkland. Main image Experience the historical treasures Oxford Castle Unlocked situated in the heart Blenheim Palace of Oxfordshire! Smaller images, of Oxford reveals the city’s hidden history, which clockwise from includes tales of great escapes, betrayal and romance – top left all within the walls of this ancient castle and prison. Radcliffe Camera, © David Fleming; Kelmscott Manor, an idyllic Cotswold former manor Kelmscott Manor, © Stephen Randall farm, was the summer home of William Morris, poet, Photography; craftsman and socialist, and commemorates his life and Vale of White Horse; work. Sulgrave Manor holds particular interest for Ashmolean Museum; Broughton Castle, American visitors as George Washington’s ancestors © Ann Butler lived there. OXF ORD ON SCR SHIRE EEN TheY Vic oung Oxford’s Botanic Garden, the first in Britain, was 75 years. Among the many highlights are was fi toria Blenh lmed at intended as a ‘Physick Garden’ to investigate herbal a classical herbaceous border, formal, rose eim in 20 Palace remedies. Its riverside setting gives splendid views and alpine gardens and a lily canal. Here you 09 of passing punts on the River Cherwell. can also take a gentle stroll along the River Thames to end your stay here. Visit the splendour and tranquillity of ‘Capability’ Brown’s landscape at Blenheim Palace. Stroll to the Picnic among the peacocks at Harcourt Arboretum Main image Secret Garden with its secluded paths and winding or sit quietly among the roses at Rousham, an oasis Waterperry Gardens stream or visit the newly landscaped banks which of tranquillity, or stroll among the ponds, cascades and Smaller images, clockwise from overlook the beautiful Cascade. Take time out to statues in the wondrous landscape. top left smell the roses in the stunning Rose Garden where Blenheim Palace Discover the surprising gardens lying behind high rose garden and lake; you can find wonderful views of the Great Lake. college walls in Oxford. Every one is unique, many Harcourt Arboretum; Broughton Castle Explore the gardens of Broughton Castle and see with sculptures by famous artists. One has a lake, © Ann Butler; the Fleur de Lys flower beds and the Ladies Garden. another a deer park – and Christ Church Oxford Botanic has a whole Meadow. Garden Set deep in the heart of the Oxfordshire countryside, Waterperry Gardens have been a source of inspiration and a gardeners delight for more than Step back in time and experience the historical wonders in Oxford and OXFORDSHIRE OXFORDSHIRE is a gardeners delight at whatever time of the year you decide to visit4 www.visitoxfordandoxfordshire.com www.visitoxfordandoxfordshire.com 5
    • Eating out and sampling local produce is a great way to explore the county and meet the locals. Food and Drink From elegant dining in historic manors and college halls Experience traditional quality at the Randolph Hotel Main image to friendly pub lunches round an open wood fire, by indulging in an afternoon tea or complete your Christ Church Dining Hall there’s an eatery to please all tastes. visit with a meal at the Ashmolean restaurant, © Ralph Williamson with views of the city for dessert. Smaller images, Look out for the new breed of restaurants and pubs clockwise from focused on traditional British home cooked food With nationally renowned real ale breweries – top left and serving local ales; old fashioned tea shops serving Wychwood Brewery and Hook Norton Food by Fallowfields; Wychwood Brewery; home-made cakes, specialists in pizzas or local lamb Brewery, an award-winning vineyard, an orchard Pieminister; and beef. Dining by the river for that extra special producing fresh apple juice at Waterperry, Raymond Blanc experience is a treat in Oxfordshire. and spring water drawn from a Palace well, Oxfordshire is the destination of choice for all tastes! Eating out Michelin style is a must in Oxfordshire. Take a trip to Le Manoir Aux Quat’Saisons and see for yourself or visit Fallowfields Hotel and experience the joys of locally sourced food. Families can discover an enormous variety of things to see and do The farmers’ markets are second to none throughout the county, offering fresh, Oxfordshire produce and in Oxfordshire; we have something to suit everyone! not forgetting the Oxford Covered Market offering a wondrous range of food from OXF wild boar to Isis cheese. ORD Harr ON SCR SHIRE Fun for all the family yP EEN Philo otter soph a w ers nd the Chris as filmed Stone t Chu rc at Oxfo h College, rd Main image Cotswold Wildlife Park is a must with over Looking to relax with the family? Didcot Railway 250 different species including rhinos, camels, lions, Then take a river cruise on E Smaller images, leopards, crocodiles and giant tortoises. You can even one of our steamers HIR RDS clockwise from get up close and personal with the animals in the in Oxford or Henley, or XFO CREEN O ON S top ’s walk-through lemur enclosure. if you fancy something a iver Cotswold Wildlife Park; Gull vels Oxford Castle little more energetic then Tra ed at At Blenheim Palace youngsters head for the lm Unlocked; punting or rowing was fi im Palace River & Rowing e adventure playground in the Pleasure Gardens or ride Blenh 2010 Museum; could be for you! in Millets Farm the miniature train. Families can play the giant board games, putting green or visit the Butterfly House. Why not find out more about the River Thames and visit the You can ride the magnificent Great Western River & Rowing Museum in Henley-on-Thames. Railways at Didcot or find your way out of the Visit the Wind in the Willows exhibition which heralds Maize Maze at Millets Farm. Or why not throw the return of Mr Toad, Ratty, Badger and Mole to on some wellies and visit Farmer Gow’s to get the banks of this marvellous river. ‘hands-on’ with the farm animals. Take a trip to Oxford Castle Unlocked and meet the inhabitants – be careful not to upset the Prison Warden as he holds the keys! Or hop on the open top bus and see the delights of what Oxford has to offer! Fun and games for all of the family in OXFORDSHIRE – no matter how old you are! Why not try something new in OXFORDSHIRE?6 www.visitoxfordandoxfordshire.com www.visitoxfordandoxfordshire.com 7
    • You will discover that one shopping trip will not be enough One of the most delightful ways to explore Oxfordshire is by bicycle to experience all that Oxfordshire has to offer. with picturesque villages dotted amidst the rolling green countryside. Retail therapy Cycling and Walking Bicester Village, home to over 130 designer outlet boutiques, is the destination of choice for many, offering up to 60% off previous seasons’ collections from the Oxfordshire’s antique shops are dotted around our small towns and villages OXF ORD in Oxfordshire ON SCR SHIRE world’s leading brand names. Enjoy late night shopping and are an excellent source The Gold EEN and end your trip with a visit to one of the restaurants for family heirlooms was fi en Com lm on hand. or souvenirs. Try the Oxfo ed aroun pass Radcli rd and th d Deddington Antiques ffe Ca e Witney, Banbury, Didcot and Oxford have their mera Centre for starters. own shopping centres with high street names, as well as traditional family-owned department stores like Looking for that gift in advance, Boswells. Scattered through the bustling market or worried about carrying all your purchases squares in Oxfordshire are small independent back home, then look no further? Visit our website at specialist shops offering unique gifts which are www.visitoxfordandoxfordshire.com/eshop hard to find elsewhere. for that perfect memento of your visit to Oxfordshire. Prefer shopping outdoors? Then we have weekly farmers’ markets throughout the county where you will have the chance to buy local fresh produce. Oxford Main image Covered Market, a compact 18th century Bicester Village shopping mall, with many local family-run businesses, Smaller images, clockwise from caters for all your needs if you are looking for that top left extra special gift. For more information on farmers’ Banbury shopping; markets please visit Farmers’ Market; Burford; www.visitoxfordandoxfordshire.com/ Oxford Covered Market whats-on OXF ORD ON SHI Mids SCREENRE om er M is South filmed acr urders Ride the The Ridgeway National Trail which The best way to explore Oxford is on foot O oss Buckinxfordshire lies to the south of Oxford or a take a trip down the with one of our Blue or Green Badge guides gham a shire nd Oxford Canal. If you would like to be taken on on the Oxford Official Guided a guided tour of Oxford, then Bainton Bikes will be Walking Tours. If you want to find out more able to take you on a two hour cycle tour of the area. about our wonderful city, then try one of our themed walking tours – Pottering in Harry’s Footsteps, For suggestions on routes, downloads and bike hire Magic Murder and Mayhem or even Stained Glass Main image please visit Cycling along to name a few – there are many to choose from. www.visitoxfordandoxfordshire.com/ Oxford Canal cycling For more information on walking in Oxfordshire visit © Bainton Bikes www.visitoxfordandoxfordshire.com/ Smaller images, Walking has always been a popular pastime in clockwise from walking top left Oxfordshire. It is hilly enough to give attractive views, Walking yet with flatter, river-valley walks as a gentler option. © Sarah Greening; We have a host of long distance paths that criss-cross Oxford Official Guided Walking Tours; the county, which you can dip in and out of. Most of Cycling in Oxford Oxfordshire’s market towns are connected by © Bainton Bikes public footpaths. A shopping trip in OXFORDSHIRE will always be sure to fit the bill for everyone OXFORDSHIRE welcomes all cyclists and walkers to discover our county’s hidden gems8 www.visitoxfordandoxfordshire.com www.visitoxfordandoxfordshire.com 9
    • THE BEST IN LIVE ENTERTAINMENT MUSICALS COMEDY GIGS FAMILY SHOWS OPERA & BALLET Oxford Philomusica Oxford’s Professional Symphony Orchestra In Residence at the University of Oxford Bright New Season of Musical Events Guest artists 2011/12 Choir of New College, Oxford Christ Church Cathedral Choir Natalie Clein Hélène Grimaud Benjamin Grosvenor Stephen Kovacevich Julian Lloyd Webber Marios Papadopoulos Craig Ogden András Schiff Drawn by the ‘dreaming spires’, visitors find there’s more 0844 871 3020* to Oxford than the wonderful buildings. FACEBOOK.COM/OXFORDNEWTHEATREANDOFS TWITTER.COM/OXFORDTHEATRES Box O ce: 020 8450 1060 NEWTHEATREOXFORD.ORG.UK* * SUBJECT TO BOOKING/TRANSACTION FEE 19/10/11 14:08:20 www.oxfordphil.com Oxford a world class city Discover 38 colleges each with unique architecture, sculptures, stained glass and stories; a famous library; five University museums of international standing, including the world’s first, the Ashmolean and the unusual, but original Pitt Rivers. There Oxford’s events (Light Night, Alice’s Day, Eights Week, are glorious gardens, with velvet lawns and riotous May Morning), buskers and modern sculptures herbaceous borders, plus Britain’s first Botanic in the most surprising places, lend the city Garden. The Oxford Official Guided a particular ‘buzz’. Walking Tours provide an excellent introduction Accommodation to suit all to Oxford’s colourful past, with themed tours budgets and requirements providing in-depth insights. IRE is available in Oxford. DSH FOR REEN OX N SC Oxford has something for everyone; river trips, open shire, Not sure where to start? xford th O top bus rides, a castle, excellent film connections nd O o Then visit us at the ford a o where b rse Ox e t and eateries of every description. The nightlife m ho ector Mo Visitor Information s is lively – pubs, bars, clubs and theatres are humming Insp nd Lewi Main image Centre in Broad Street a filmed into the early hours. are River Thames for help and advice. © Sarah Greening Smaller images, clockwise from top left Oxford’s traditional pubs offer a warm welcome and refreshment – as they have for centuries – and the Covered Market meets almost every need – Oxford Castle High Street; from saddle to hat, from organic meat to winter Open to all, come and explore everything that the Oxford Castle site has to o er... All Souls College; Oxford College; boots, from party dress to local lardy cake. Visitor Attraction, Historic Monument, Art Gallery, Restaurants, Bars, Hotel, Events Bridge of Sighs www.oxfordcastle.com twitter.com/theoxfordcastle facebook.com/OxfordCastle O X F O R D C A S T L E , N E W R O A D , O X F O R D , O X 1 1 AY. . . E AT- D R I N K - E N J O Y Make Oxford your base whilst visiting the splendour of OXFORDSHIRE10 www.visitoxfordandoxfordshire.com www.visitoxfordandoxfordshire.com 11
    • Visit Oxfordshire for a year of fun and exciting events 29 June–1 July Cornbury Festival 17-19 August White Horse Folk Festival 7 October Banbury Canal Day Great Tew Estate Grove, near Wantage Banbury ranging from Jazz Festivals to Air shows. www.cornburyfestival.com www.whitehorsefolkfestival.co.uk www.banburycanalday.co.uk 30 June–21 July 27-29 August 12-27 October The Tree of Light Foodies Festival The Oxford Lieder Festival Windsor, Oxford, Reading and Oxford Oxford Events and Festivals Henley-on-Thames www.foodiesfestival.com www.oxfordlieder.co.uk www.thetreeoflight.org SEPTEMBER 2012 13-14 October JULY 2012 Apple Weekend, Sulgrave Manor 3-4 September Sulgrave Manor 1 July St Giles Fair www.sulgravemanor.org.uk East Oxford Carnival Oxford 21 October Oxford www.visitoxfordandoxfordshire.com Annual Bus and Classic Vehicle Rally www.cowleyroadcarnival.co.uk There is something for everyone whatever time of year you choose to visit. For more information on 6-9 September Oxford Bus Museum, Long Hanborough 4-8 July Blenheim Palace www.oxfordbusmuseum.org.uk events in Oxfordshire please go to www.visitoxfordandoxfordshire.com/whats-on Henley Festival International Horse Trials 25-28 October Henley-on-Thames Woodstock Wantage Betjeman Festival www.henley-festival.co.uk www.blenheim-horse.co.uk of Literature JANUARY 2012 APRIL 2012 31 May–5 June 7-8 July 8-9 September Wantage Dorchester Festival Alice’s Day Oxford Open Doors www.wantagebetjeman.com 21-22 January 1-7 April Dorchester-on-Thames Waterperry House and Gardens Oxford Jazz Festival Oxford Oxford www.dorchesterfestival.com 27 October–4 November Open Weekend Oxford www.storymuseum.org.uk/alice www.oxfordopendoors.org.uk Art in Woodstock Near Wheatley www.oxfordjazzfestival.com JUNE 2012 9 July 12-16 September Woodstock www.waterperrygardens.co.uk Torch Relay and Evening Event The Independent www.artinwoodstock.com 7 April 1-5 June Oxford vs. Cambridge Boat Race Oxford Woodstock Literary Festival FEBRUARY 2012 London English Music Festival www.oxford.gov.uk Woodstock NOVEMBER 2012 Dorchester-on-Thames www.visitoxfordandoxfordshire.com www.woodstockliteraryfestival.com 18 February–28 March www.theboatrace.org www.englishmusicfestival.org.uk 3 November Dancin’ Oxford 14 July 15-16 September Round Table Fireworks Display Oxford 15 April 2-5 June Fritillary Sunday Battle Proms at Blenheim Palace Oxford Castle Food South Parks, Oxford www.dancinoxford.co.uk Diamond Jubilee Woodstock and Wine Festival www.oxfordfireworks.co.uk Ducklington Various events across Oxfordshire 22-25 February www.ducklingtonchurch.org.uk/events/fritillary www.battleproms.com Oxford www.oxfordshire.gov.uk Date to be confirmed Oxford Torpids www.oxfordcastle.com 20-22 April 19-22 July Christmas Light Night Oxford 2 June Art in Action 24-30 September Oxford www.ourcs.org.uk Oxford Folk Weekend Town Criers Competition Oxford Waterperry, near Wheatley Henley Literary Festival www.oxfordinspires.org Oxford Castle Unlocked www.artinaction.org.uk Henley-on-Thames MARCH 2012 www.folkweekendoxford.co.uk www.oxfordcastleunlocked.co.uk Date to be confirmed www.henleyliteraryfestival.co.uk 19-29 July Oxford Christmas Market 2-12 March MAY 2012 8-17 June MESH International 29 September Oxford Castle Oxford International Oxford Pride Festival Youth Arts Festival Thame Food Festival www.oxfordcastle.com 1 May Oxford Women’s Festival Oxford Thame May Morning www.oxford-pride.org.uk Oxford Oxford www.pegasustheatre.org.uk www.thamefoodfestival.co.uk DECEMBER 2012 www.oxfordwomen.co.uk 9-10 June www.oxford.gov.uk/maymorning 7 December 3-18 March Oxford Castle Flower AUGUST 2012 OCTOBER 2012 Wantage Dickensian Evening 5-27 May and Gardening Festival Oxfordshire Science Festival 9-11 August 1-31 October Wantage Oxfordshire Artweeks Oxford Various venues across Oxfordshire Fairport’s Cropredy Convention Oxford Ghostfest www.wantage.com/ Various venues across Oxfordshire www.oxfordcastle.com From left to right www.oxfordshiresciencefestival.co.uk Cropredy, near Banbury Oxford Castle Unlocked wantage_dickensian_evening Alice’s Day www.artweeks.org 24 March–1 April 23-24 June www.fairportconvention.com www.oxfordcastleunlocked.co.uk © The Story Museum; 23-26 May 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 22-23 December Sunday Times Oxford Meet Peppa Pig 10-12 August 3-6 October Didcot Railway Centre Oxford Open Days Eights Week Literary Festival Didcot Railway Centre Wilderness Festival Oxford Chamber Music Festival Thomas & Father Christmas © H Armitage; Oxford www.didcotrailwaycentre.org.uk PLEA Christmas Light Night, Oxford www.ourcs.org.uk Cornbury Park Oxford www.didcotrailwaycentre.org.uk N SE Oxford www.oxfordliteraryfestival.com 27 June–1 July www.wildernessfestival.com www.ocmf.net dates OTE an © Greg Smolonski/ 25 May–5 June Henley Royal Regatta 5-7 October may b d website Photovibe; The Jubilee Churches Festival es s Zara Phillips at Various venues across Oxfordshire Henley-on-Thames Waterperry House and Gardens to ch ubject www.hrr.co.uk Apple Weekend ange The Blenheim Palace www.jubileechurchesfestival.org International Horse Trials; Near Wheatley Didcot Railway www.waterperrygardens.co.uk ARTS & EVENTS OXFORDSHIRE www.oxfordinspires .org OXFORD INSPIRES DANCIN’ OXFORD OXFORD JAZZ FESTIVAL MUSIC AT OXFORD SPRING 2011 Issue: 01 Volume: 03 2011 www.oxfordinspires.org PRESENTS your cultural guide to the county t events • projects • news • listings Download a digital copy or join our mailing list at www.oxfordinspires.org 2012 will be a year to remember in OXFORDSHIRE OXFORDSHIRE hosts a wide range of events to suit everyone12 www.visitoxfordandoxfordshire.com www.visitoxfordandoxfordshire.com 13
    • Our Official Guided Walking Tours are an enjoyable and interesting way to explore our beautiful city, its history, University, famous people and odd traditions. Oxford official guided Walking Tours Pick up a copy of the Oxford Official Guided Walking Tours leaflet Program me 2012  LOW US FOL ITTER X W ursO ON T o icialT #Off www.v isitoxf ordand oxford or download from shire.c om/tou rs www.visitoxford andoxfordshire.com/brochures We have a wonderful selection of tours. If this is your Main image How to book Oxford Official first visit to Oxford, we suggest you start with Guided Walking Tours, the University and City Tour, an excellent We suggest that you book in advance to guarantee Jesus College introduction. a place on any of our tours. In person At the Visitor Information Centre, If you live locally or have visited before, you may already 15-16 Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3AS. know a lot about the University and student life. So we Telephone You can book in advance on 01865 252200. invite you to discover more about this fascinating city A £1 booking fee is applicable. on one of our Themed Tours. There is a tour for Online everyone, from Stained Glass to Gardens; from www.visitoxfordandoxfordshire.com/tours Magic, Murder and Mayhem to Science; from Pottering at least 12 hours in advance. in Harry’s Footsteps to Oxford Children’s Stories... Private We can pre-book private tours for Your official Blue or Green Badge guide will Tours individuals or groups. Please contact the Tours Co-ordinator on 01865 252037 be delighted to answer any questions along the way or wtours@oxford.gov.uk and will take you to Oxford’s most famous sights, to discuss your requirements. and also reveal the hidden treasures in tucked away lanes and passages. There are lots of things to see and do in OXFORDSHIRE Learn about the history of Oxford and OXFORDSHIRE14 www.visitoxfordandoxfordshire.com www.visitoxfordandoxfordshire.com 15
    • Win a two night break in Oxfordshire The Old Swan and Minster Mill laid-back atmosphere of the gastropub is offering the chance to win a inspired dining room and log-fired bar two night break for two people and you’ll feel there’s no place like it. in the charming surroundings of their boutique hotel nestled in the heart The setting couldn’t be more romantic of beautiful Oxfordshire. if it tried. The prize consists of the first night The prize also includes 2 tickets for dinner, bed and breakfast and entry into Blenheim Palace where the second night will be bed and you can explore the 2000 acres of grounds breakfast plus two 30-minute and stunning Palace at your leisure. spa treatments. For your chance to win a break simply The Old Swan captures the charm of answer the question below and return bygone years. Throw in a good measure your competition entry form by of modern convenience, add to it the 31 December 2012. Name At which Palace in Oxfordshire was The Young Victoria filmed? a Blenheim b Buckingham c Hampton Court Address YOUR ANSWER... Postcode Phone Email Are you happy to receive further information from us? Yes I No I Return to: Visit Oxfordshire, 15-16 Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3AS Terms & conditions are available on our website visitoxfordandoxfordshire.com For all the latest news and offers around Oxfordshire follow us on t @visitoxfordshiryf Visit Oxfordshire16 www.visitoxfordandoxfordshire.com www.visitoxfordandoxfordshire.com 17
    • All the comforts of home in the comfor ts o for Quality Assurance and Star Ratings hear t of Oxfordshire heart of Oxfordsh fordshire hire Look for the star rating – this is the official mark of quality awarded to accommodation by Gold and Silver Awards for Accommodation The National Accessible Scheme VisitBritain and the AA. Annual visits are made Our range of luxury three and four star hotels are perfectly situated for enjoying the sites range luxur y r four hoteels perfectly fectl for enjoying to give up-to-date assurance of what to expect. Silver Awards recognise Typically suitable for a person with sufficient exceptional quality at all levels. mobility to climb a flight of steps but of Oxfordshire.. Whether you want relaxation, excitement or enter tainm , we have the Oxfordshire Whether you fordshire relaxation n, ment, entertainment, we haveav Gold Awards are given to the would benefit from points of fixtures and fittings Ratings made easy perfect f for yo ou. perfect hotel for you. very ‘best of the best’. to aid balance. # Simple, practical, no frills Typically suitable for a person with Breakfast Award restricted walking ability and for those that ## VB AA Given to hotels and guest may need to use a wheelchair some of the time. Well presented and well run accommodation with Typically suitable for a person who high scores for breakfast. Oxford Spires Oxford Spires Four Pillar s Hotel f s Pillars ### depends on the use of a wheelchair Good level of quality and comfort and transfers unaided to and from the Just a short walk from Oxford city centre but in a beautiful parkland setting, this contemporary, m ful ary, Highly Commended wheelchair in a seated position. four star hotel is the perfect place to enjoy the buzz of the city along with rural tranquility. with #### Excellent standard throughout ##### Typically suitable for a person who depends The recently refurbished Eastwyke House offers ten luxurious bedrooms, each with their refurbis shed xurious bedrooms, on the use of a wheelchair in a seated Yellow stars are awarded by the AA and indicate own distinctive character. Service is warm and friendly a comes with the attention to detail chara acter. and etail ##### that an establishment is within the upper 10% score position. They also require personal/mechanical that is the hallmark of all Four Pillars Hotels. Exceptional with a degree of luxury range for 3, 4 or 5 star guest accommodation. assistance to aid transfer (e.g. carer, hoist). xford, Abingdon Road, Oxford, OX1 4PS Some properties have been quality assessed Rosette Awards VisitBritain ratings Tel: 01865 324 324 Email: spires@four-pillars.co.uk but do not have a specific star rating, for example Quality in Tourism, Security House hotel chains such as Hilton, Premier Inn and q Rosette Awards (1-5) Alexandra Way, Ashchurch, Tewkesbury Travelodge. AA inspectors annually award rosettes to Gloucestershire GL20 8NB restaurants for the quality of their food. Budget Hotels Tel: 0845 300 6996 Fax: 01684 272550 Oxford Thame Oxford Thames Four Pillars Hotel f es Pillar s These are part of a chain of branded hotels Cyclists Welcome Email: qualityintourism@glsglobal.com offering clean and comfortable ensuite facilities, Accommodation providing specific This luxury, four star hotel offers an elegant retreat from the bustle of the city, yet is within m yet n AA ratings 24 hour reservations and a consistent level equipment and services for cyclists easy reach of Oxford.. Set in 30 acres of parkland leading down to the River Thames, Oxford ford. d. of facilities. They are not, however, awarded The AA, 15th Floor architecturral dings, sympathetically its unique architectural style incorporates medieval buildings, along with sympathetically i.e. meals, maps and secure storage. a star rating. Fanum House, Basing View designed modern additions. From the stunning baronial-style reception area to the elegant add ditions. baronial-s style Walkers Welcome Basingstoke RG21 4EA River Room Restaurant, you could not find a more perfect setting for a memorable stay. Restauraant, fect memorable Campus Tel: 01256 844455 Accommodation aimed at walkers Henley Road, Sandford-on-Thames, Oxford, OX4 4GX Sandfoord-on-Thames, 4G GX VisitBritain’s scheme covers the universities providing meals, maps and drying Email: Tel: 01865 334 444 Email: thames@four-pillars.co.uk and colleges that are able to accommodate room. HotelServicesCustomerSupport@theaa.com visitors during the vacation periods on a bed and breakfast or self-catering basis. Green Tourism Business Award Information, details and pricing Awarded to businesses delivering Please be aware that all prices and information on Hotel Boats the following advertisements were correct at the demonstrable green initiatives. Oxford Witney Oxford Witney Four Pillars Hotel f e Pillar s Hotel boats can be booked by individuals or There are three levels bronze, time of going to press and the publishers cannot groups and provide all the services of a hotel – silver and gold. accept responsibility for any errors.You should This smart, four star hotel, just 10 miles west of Oxford,, reflects the charming architecturall four meals and refreshments from early morning tea, also check and confirm all details with the own style of the nearby Cotswolds. Located in the market town of Witney, it prides itself on its s to dinner in the evening. accommodation provider at the time of beautiful surroundings, personal service and warm welcome. With a great range of modern surrounding gs, ome. n enquiry/booking, as these may be subject facilities, Oxford Witney hotel provides the perfect base for exploring the local area. tney provides e for exploring to change without notice. 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One of the city’s leading 4-star hotels with 168 modern air-conditioned www.fallowfields.com The elegant Cotswold Lodge Hotel is Then stay in one our lovely traditional inns, bedrooms – both Standard and Premium Bedrooms available. sample some fine ales and home cooked food. Enjoy the Health & Leisure Club with splash pool, steam, sauna, a delightfully peaceful retreat, set in a conservation area only half a mile from The Feathered Nest Fallowfields is a lovely hotel serving stunning food, friendly welcoming service, gym, squash and beauty rooms. Relax and dine in the Coffee Lounge, the historic dreaming spires. Country Inn and with luxurious bedrooms set in 12 acres of their own farm and falconry, NETHER WESTCOTE VB ##### 20 minutes from Oxford and the Cotswolds. Bar or AA Rosette awarded Restaurant. Large car park. 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Middleton Stoney, Bicester OX25 4AD London Street, Faringdon, Oxon SN7 8AA T 01993 823155 73 High Street, Oxford OX1 4BE Near Thame, Oxon OX9 2JW E info@lambinn-burford.co.uk Bedrooms D39 T7 SU8 T 01869 343234 T 01367 241272 T 01865 248332 T 01844 279381 www.cotswold-inns-hotels.co.uk/lamb Bathrooms 54 E jerseyarms@bestwestern.co.uk E stay@sudburyhouse.co.uk E H6668@accor.com E oxfordbelfry@qhotels.co.uk Prices from £99–£225 www.jerseyarms.com www.sudburyhouse.co.uk www.mercure.com www.qhotels.co.uk t WiFi Ò ⁄ Z r h t WiFi ° Ò ⁄ p r t s WiFi ; ° Ò ⁄ t WiFi ° Ò ⁄ Z p r t s WiFi ; ° Ò ⁄ t s WiFi ° Ò ⁄ Z p r Inn Map ref C4 Hotel Map ref F2 Hotel Map ref E4 Inn Map ref D1 Hotel Map ref E4 Hotel Map ref E4 Hotel Map ref D3 Best Western Crowne Plaza Heythrop Park – Oxford Linton Lodge Hotel ENSTONE AA #### (CROWNE PLAZA ONLY) Enstone OXFORD AA ### Oxon OX7 5UE Linton Road, Oxford OX2 6UJ T 01865 553461 T 01608 673333 E sales@lintonlodge.com E reservations@heythroppark.co.uk www.lintonlodge.com www.hetythropparkresort.co.uk Perfect location for Oxford Oxford Previously an Edwardian house still with some original features Set in 440 acres of glorious Oxfordshire countryside, Heythrop Park and the Cotswolds. olds. but fully converted. Set in 1.5 acres of gardens, in a quiet suburb Resort is a unique country estate seamlessly combining elegance just a mile from the city centre. with style with two individual hotels, the new Crowne Plaza Hotel Ideal for all types of meetings Bedrooms S2 D37 T31 Bathrooms 70 ensuite and the historic Heythrop Park Hotel. and events. Prices from £60–£155 Bedrooms D/T351 Bathrooms All rooms ensuite 2 miles from the Oxford city centre from Oxford r centre t s WiFi ; ° Ò ⁄ 3 - Z Prices from £75 Adjacent A34 and A40, 8 miles from M40 0, from Hotel Map ref E4 t WiFi Ò Z p r h Conference Centre for up to 320 delegates Conference Centre r Best Western Plus Bicester Hotel modern bedrooms 168 modern bedroom ms Wroxton House Hotel Golf and Spa BANBURY AA ### WiFi Broadband a throughout WiFi and Broadband access throughout BICESTER Wroxton, Banbury, Oxon OX15 6QB T 01295 730777 VB #### Restaurant, Lounge Bar and Business Coffee Lounge Coffee ffee nge E reservations@wroxtonhousehotel.com Chesterton, Bicester, Oxon OX26 1TE www.bw-wroxtonhousehotel.co.uk T 01869 241204 Leisure Health & Leisure Club E hotel@bicesterhotelgolfandspa.com Ò3Zp Hotel Map ref B3 www.bicesterhotelgolfandspa.com secure Large, secure carpark k Ideally located close to Bicester Village Outlet Centre. Set in 134 acres of Oxfordshire Need help countryside, this recently built hotel and spa has 52 deluxe air conditioned bedrooms, For the best available rates call 018 489988 ailable 01865 865 with your accommodation? an 18 hole golf course, driving range, health club, indoor pool, Spa and tennis courts. or visit barcelo-hotels.co.uk -hotels.co.uk barcelo-hotels.co.uk We offer a free accommodation Bedrooms D39 T13 Bathrooms 52 ensuite booking service Prices from £109–£139 Godstow Road I Oxford I Oxfordshire OX2 8AL X2 Call us on Email: oxford.mande@barcelo-hotels.co.uk I www.b @barcelo-hotels.co.uk www.barcelo-hotels.co.uk k barcelo-hotels.co.uk t s WiFi ; ° Ò ⁄ 3 - Z 01865 252200 Hotel Map ref C4 Hotel Map ref C320 www.visitoxfordandoxfordshire.com Rates quoted are per room per night See key to symbols on page 19 www.visitoxfordandoxfordshire.com 21
    • Hawkwell House The Old Swan and Minster Mill The Oxfordshire Golf Hotel & Spa IFFLEY AA ### MINSTER LOVELL VB ##### THAME AA #### Church Way, Iffley, Oxford OX4 4DZ Old Minster Lovell, Minster Lovell Rycote Lane, Milton Common T 01865 749988 Witney, Oxon OX29 0RN Thame, Oxon OX9 2PU E reservations@hawkwellhouse.co.uk T 01993 774441 T 01844 278300 CHESTERTON, BICESTER, OX26 1TE www.hawkwellhouse.co.uk E reception@oldswanandminstermill.com E info@theoxfordshire.com www.oldswanandminstermill.com www.theoxfordshire.com O X F O R D S H I R E ’ S Hawkwell House is located in the city of Oxford, in the picturesque village of Iffley, set in the silhouette of Oxford’s dreaming spires. The Old Swan captures the charm of bygone years. Throw in a good Beautiful views. Outstanding hospitality. Superb leisure facilities. PREMIER RESORT The hotel provides complete tranquility near the River Thames. measure of modern convenience, add to it the laid-back atmosphere A championship golf course. With all these attributes, it is unsurprising 7 superior and 1 disabled room also available. of the gastro-pub inspired dining room and log-fired bar and you’ll that the Oxfordshire golf resort, hotel and spa is considered to be Bedrooms S3 D29 T11 F13 SU2 feel like there’s no place like it. a gem in the heart of the county. Bathrooms 66 ensuite Bedrooms D40 T18 FP3 Bedrooms S4 D/T46 Prices from £69–£130 Bathrooms 61 ensuite Bathrooms 50 ensuite Prices from £135–£325 Prices from £90–£150 t s WiFi ; ° Ò ⁄ 3 - Z t s WiFi ; ° Ò ⁄ 3 - Z t s WiFi ; ° Ò ⁄ 3 - Z Single Rooms Double/Twin/Family From £99 Rooms From £155 Set in 134 Acres of Swimming Pool Pool Stunning Countryside Forest of Wellbeing Spa Wellbeing a 52 Luxury Bedrooms 18 Hole Golf Course Health Club Restaurant and Bar Restaurant Gymnasium Crèche Telephone: 01869 241204 Telephone: 01869 24120 4 www.bicesterhotelgolfandspa.com www.bices t er ho t elgolf andspa.com o m Hotel Map ref E4 Inn Map ref D2 Hotel Map ref E4 Macdonald The Randolph Hotel Malmaison Oxford OXFORD AA ##### Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2LN OXFORD AA ### 3 Oxford Castle, Oxford OX1 1AY Oxford Visitor Information Centre T 0844 879 9132 T 0845 365 4247 E sales.randolph@macdonald-hotels.co.uk E oxford@malmaison.com www.macdonald-hotels.co.uk/randolph www.malmaison-oxford.com The hotel is the leading five-star hotel in Oxford. Built in 1864, Imagine a prison that’s a hotel (I’m sure you’ve stayed in a few). Our friendly and this landmark city centre Oxford hotel offers luxurious Now imagine a prison that’s suddenly a luxury boutique hotel accommodation, 2 AA rosette award-winning food and drink in Oxford, destination brasserie and hang-out for high-life hoodlums. welcoming staff and a sensuous spa. Pinch yourself. You’re doing time at the Mal. Visit Oxfordshire gift Bedrooms S19 D88 T33 SU11 Bedrooms D77 T11 SU7 can help you make G shop has a wide range Bathrooms 151 Bathrooms 95 ensuite the most out of of gifts and souvenirs – Prices from £144–£309 Prices from £175–£400 your trip to Oxford also available online t s WiFi ; ° Ò ⁄ 3 - Z t s WiFi ; ° Ò ⁄ 3 - Z and Oxfordshire. G Wide variety of We offer the guidebooks and maps following services: G Local and national bus timetables and tickets G Free local and national G Rail information accommodation booking service G Oxford Official Guided G Discounted attraction Walking Tour Tickets tickets – also available on sale online G Bureau de Change Oxford Visitor Information Centre 15-16 Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3AS E tic@oxford.gov.uk T 01865 252200 W www.visitoxfordandoxfordshire.com Hotel Map ref E4 Hotel Map ref E422 www.visitoxfordandoxfordshire.com Rates quoted are per room per night See key to symbols on page 19 www.visitoxfordandoxfordshire.com 23
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Call us on Rural Farmhouses and friendly B&Bs are just All Seasons Guest House Arden Lodge Pickwick’s Guest House Potters Hill Farm Prospect House 01865 252200 a sample of what is on offer to you. 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    • Red Mullions Sportsview Tilbury Lodge Warsborough House Guest House OXFORD AA #### 23 London Rd, Headington, Oxford OX3 7RE Guest House OXFORD VB ### 106-110 Abingdon Road, Oxford OX1 4PX OXFORD VB #### 5 Tilbury Lane, Botley, Oxford OX2 9NB T 01865 862138 KIDLINGTON VB #### 52 Mill Street, Kidlington Oxon OX5 2EF What To See and Do Attractions symbols d Dogs not accepted F Picnic site T 01865 742741 E stay@redmullions.co.uk T 01865 244268 E stay@sportsviewguesthouse.co.uk E stay@tilburylodge.com www.tilburylodge.com T 01865 370316 E warsboroughhouse@googlemail.com Key to attraction entries r Children welcome @ Conference www.redmullions.co.uk www.sportsviewguesthouse.co.uk t WiFi ° Ò ⁄ p h www.warsboroughhouse.com O On site facilities facilities t WiFi ; Ò 3 - p t WiFi ° Ò ⁄ p r t WiFi ° Ò ⁄ p r Oxfordshire has so many famous attractions it’s hard to p Parking Guest Accommodation Map ref E4 Guest Accommodation Map ref E4 Guest Accommodation Map ref E4 Guest Accommodation Map ref D4 know where to start. From the City of Dreaming Spires – ; Public toilets Oxford – to the wondrous countryside of Oxfordshire. · Groups accepted Z On site dining The Westgate Whitehouse View Windrush B&B Woodfield B&B Most are open to the public, many are free, and some demand several visits. Ò Credit cards accepted ATM ATM OXFORD VB ## OXFORD VB ### OXFORD VB #### NORTH LEIGH VB #### Others live forever in the mind as an experience never to be forgotten. 1 Botley Road, Oxford OX2 0AA 9 Whitehouse Road, Grandpont Windrush, Vernon Avenue East End, North Leigh P Gift shop Q Wheelchairs T 01865 726721 Oxford OX1 4PA Harcourt Hill, Oxford OX2 9AU Witney, Oxon OX29 6PZ available E westgatehotel.2@btopenworld.com T 01865 721626 T 01865 726319 T 01993 880636 < On site refreshments www.westgatehoteloxford.co.uk E enquiries@whitehouseviewguesthouse.co.uk E lesley.riddiford@btinternet.com E David.walsh07@btinternet.com www.whitehouseviewguesthouse.co.uk www.windrushbandb.co.uk t WiFi ° Ò ⁄ p r t WiFi ; ⁄ p There is so much waiting to be explored in Oxfordshire! t WiFi ° Ò ⁄ p r t WiFi ; ° ⁄ p h Guest Accommodation Map ref E4 Guest Accommodation Map ref E4 Guest Accommodation Map ref E4 Guest Accommodation Map ref D3 For discounted attraction tickets or help and advice please call the Visit Oxfordshire team on 01865 252200. YHA Oxford For up to date listings Oxford Country Ashmolean Museum Bainton Bikes Bicester Village OXFORD VB #### Cottages OXFORD OXFORD 2A Botley Road, Oxford OX2 0AB T 01865 727275 call us on OXFORDSHIRE Beaumont Street Oxford 78 Walton Street Oxford OX2 6EA BICESTER VB #### 50 Pringle Drive E oxford@yha.org.uk www.yha.org.uk 01865 252200 Self Catering Cottages in Oxfordshire OX1 2PH T 01865 278000 T 01865 311610 E info@baintonbikes.com Bicester T 01865 378795 www.ashmolean.org www.baintonbikes.com Oxon OX26 6WD t WiFi ° Ò⁄pr Or you can book online www.oxfordcountrycottages.co.uk T 01869 366266 www.visitoxfordandoxfordshire.com E bicestervisitorcentre@valueretail.com Youth Hostel Map ref E4 Oxford Country Cottages are situated on Attraction/Museum Map ref E4 Activity/Cycle Hire Map ref E4 www.bicestervillage.com Lower Farm in Noke in a courtyard with four 4# self-catering farm cottages for Bicester Village is home to over 130 designer Self Catering Chilton Apartments Bate Collection of Bill Spectre’s Ghost Trails holiday and business short lets, sleeping up outlet boutiques set around delightful open-air pedestrianised streets, to six per cottage and open year round. & Cottages Bedrooms 1-3 Musical Instruments OXFORD offering up to 60% off previous seasons. CHILTON VB #### OXFORD Meeting point: Opening months Open 7 days a week, all year round. Bathrooms 1 per cottage & Serviced Townsend, Chilton, Oxon OX11 0SJ Oxford Visitor Information Centre Closed Christmas Day Prices from £499 per week Faculty of Music, St Aldate’s T 08700 802980 or Oxford Castle Unlocked Opening hours Please visit www.bicestervillage.com Oxford OX1 1DB E info@chiltonapartments.com t WiFi ; 3 p r T 01865 276139 T 07941 041866 Admission charge N/A www.chiltonapartments.co.uk E info@ghosttrail.org E batecollection@music.ox.ac.uk Apartments t WiFi ° Ò ⁄ p r Self Catering Map ref G4 Self Catering Map ref VARIOUS www.bate.ox.ac.uk Attraction/Museum Map ref E4 www.ghosttrail.org Activity/Tour Map ref E4 d r O · Ò < p Z ATM Q Shopping Map ref C4 Want to find a getaway with the family on a farm or maybe a town house or small country cottage. Oxfordshire The Hollies Wroxton House has an excellent section of self catering properties. TETSWORTH VB #### OXFORD VB ### 4 High Street, Tetsworth, Nr Thame Oxford Oxon OX9 7AT T 01747 828170 T 01844 281423 / 07798 625252 E enq@hideaways.co.uk E info@theholliesthame.co.uk www.hideaways.co.uk/h195 www.theholliesthame.co.uk t WiFi ° Ò ⁄ p r Visit Oxfordshire The 2012 Guide t° Ò⁄pr The Bodleian Library is the Self Catering Map ref E5 Self Catering Map ref E4 largest university library in the UK, founded by Sir Thomas Bodley in 1602. Whether you have half an hour or half a day to spare, there is always something to explore and experience at the heart of Oxford’s historic University. Discover the Divinity School, the University’s oldest teaching and examination Wayland’s Smithy © H Armitage Learn room, a masterpiece of English more by visiting free exhibitions Gothic architecture. of the Library’s treasures. Hardwick Parks Camping Limited WITNEY Hardwick Parks Oxfordshire’s LARGEST bicycle hire fleet Marvel at Duke Humfrey’s medieval library, Browse in the Bodleian Shop for a selection A hidden world in which to do a highlight of all our guided tours. of exclusively designed gifts inspired VB ### Downs Road, Standlake, Witney We offer the Or book an by the Library’s collections. We have campsites Oxon OX29 7PZ as much or as little as you like OFFICIAL OXFORD CYCLE TOUR extended tour to and touring parks T 01865 300501 see the Radcliffe Subscribe E info@hardwickparks.co.uk to our monthly e-newsletter: with excellent facilities www.hardwickparks.co.uk Hire includes lights, lock to suit everyone. rotunda library www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/about/ Our stunning lakeside location in Oxfordshire and a cycle map of the city built in Britain. exhibitions/register has 214 pitches on our campsite, available for touring caravans, tents and motor OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK We homes. Rent or buy holiday homes too. offe also Open all year round.* Daily Guided Tours. Pitches available 214 78 Walton Street, Oxford OX2 6EA DEL r a Advance group bookings taken. Contact our Tours and Visit Prices from £15.50–£25 t: 01865 311610 SER IVERY Events team to help you plan your visit and check availability. Oxfordshire t s WiFi ; ° Ò ⁄ 3 - e: info@baintonbikes.com VIC *Except Easter Sunday and between Christmas and New YearB Zprh hardwickparks.co.uk w: www.baintonbikes.com E The 2012 Guide Bodleian Library, University of Oxford, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BG T: 01865 277224 | E: tours@bodleian.ox.ac.uk | W: www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk Camping Map ref E326 www.visitoxfordandoxfordshire.com Rates quoted are per room per night/per unit per week/per pitch per night See key to symbols on page 27 www.visitoxfordandoxfordshire.com 27
    • Christ Church THE AWARD WINNING Blenheim Palace OXFORD St Aldate’s, Oxford OX1 1DP WOODSTOCK T 01865 286573 Oxon OX20 1PP E custodian@chch.ox.ac.uk T 0800 849 6500 www.chch.ox.ac.uk E operations@blenheimpalace.com Christ Church, perhaps the most majestic of the Oxford colleges, www.blenheimpalace.com was founded in 1522 as Cardinal College by Cardinal Wolsey. The magnificent Great Tudor Hall is the inspiration for Hogwarts Hall in the Harry Potter films. Blenheim Palace is a masterpiece of English baroque Opening months All year except Christmas Day architecture. Famed as the birthplace of Sir Winston subject to closures for academic purposes Churchill, the unique Palace is surrounded by stunning Opening hours Mon–Sat 9am-4.30pm, Sun 2-4.30pm Admission charge Adult £7, Concession £5.50 parkland and Formal Gardens. Visit the magnificent State Rooms and the fascinating visitor experience dr Blenheim Palace: The Untold Story. Ride the train to the Pleasure Gardens including a giant hedge maze, Adventure Play Area and Butterfly House. Opening months 11 Feb–14 Dec Download the City Sightseeing Opening hours Park 9am-4.45pm, Gardens 10am-6pm, smartphone app Palace 10.30am-5.30pm. Last admission into the Palace is 4.45pm. Park open daily, except Christmas Day Admission charge Palace, Park & Gardens: Adults £20, Senior/Students £15.50, Child (5-16 yrs) £11, • Open Top Bus Tour around the famous University Colleges and historic buildings Family (2 adults + 2 children) £50. Buy a ticket to the • Hop on Hop off all day at any of the 19 stops on the route Palace and receive a free Annual Pass in 2012 • Group rates available drO; Ò PF Q Tel 01865 790522 Attraction/Historic House Map ref D3 Attraction/Museum Map ref E4 Bodleian Library Broughton Castle Librar y, University of Oxford Divinity School ©Bodleian OXFORD Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BG BANBURY Oxon Station Approach, Station Road, Chinnor, Oxon. OX39 4ER COTSWOLD ROAMING T 01865 277224 OX15 5EB TT: 01844 353535 www.chinnorrailway.co.uk E tours@bodleian.ox.ac.uk T 01295 276070 www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk E info@broughtoncastle.com The railway is a friendly country branch line in the style of the former S M A L L G RO U P TO U R S P EC I A L I STS www.broughtoncastle.com Great Western Railway, providing heritage train rides for both See the magnificent architecture of the families and enthusiasts alike, along the foot of the Chiltern Hills. Divinity School, Duke Humfrey’s Library or 14th century moated castle set in parkland. Guided tours from Oxford the Radcliffe Camera. Learn about the Library’s Home to Lord and Lady Saye and Sele and Open: Every Sunday and Bank Holiday from in 8 or 16 passenger mid-March to Halloween, and tickets give history and collections. Daily guided tours. owned by their family for 600 years. unlimited travel on the day of purchase. mini-coaches including: Opening months All year except Easter Sunday and from Opening months 1 May–15 Sep on Wed, Sun & Bank Holiday Mon. Trains depart Chinnor Station from 10.00am Christmas–New Year (inclusive) Also Thu in Jul and Aug to 4.30pm, with Santa Specials in December. • • Blenheim Palace Bath & Castle Combe Stonehenge, Opening hours Mon–Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 9am-4.30pm, Sun 11am-5pm Admission charge Admission to the Exhibition Room and Old Opening hours 2-5pm Admission charge Adult £8, Concessions £7, Child £4 SUNDAY CREAM TEAS • • Salisbury & Avebury The Cotswolds Stratford & Warwick Castle Schools Quadrangle is free. For tour prices, see www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk The railway offers superb cream teas on FOR BOOKING Telephone +44 (0)1865 308300 (any time) drO· F many of the Sunday afternoon steam hauled dr· Ò P trains. For advance bookings or more details & INFORMATION Email tours@cotswold-roaming.co.uk please phone 07979 055366. Web www.cotswold-roaming.co.uk Attraction/Museum Map ref E4 Attraction/Castle Map ref B3 Capital Sport City Sightseeing Oxford Cherwell Boathouse Cornerstones Café & The Churches Cotswold Roaming Cotswold Cycling Tours OXFORD OXFORD Christian Bookshop of Oxfordshire OXFORDSHIRE OXFORDSHIRE Cycling holidays and day tours Tours start from Oxford Railway Station Park End Street Bardwell Road Oxford OX2 6SR GROVE 10 Grovelands, Saville Way AROUND OXFORDSHIRE T 08451 222660 T 01865 308300 E tours@cotswold-roaming.co.uk Wildlife Park Oxford OX1 1HS T Restaurant: 01865 552746 www.cotswold-roaming.co.uk T 01296 631671 Grove, Oxon OX12 0PT E info@inspiringexperiencetravel.co.uk BURFORD T 01865 790522 Punts: 01865 515978 E info@capital-sport.co.uk T 01235 772280 www.inspiringexperiencetravel.co.uk Oxon OX18 4JP E info@citysightseeingoxford.com E info@cherwellboathouse.co.uk www.capital-sport.co.uk E office@cornerstonegrove.org.uk www.oxford.anglican.org/visitoxfordshire T 01993 823006 www.citysightseeingoxford.com www.cherwellboathouse.co.uk www.cornerstonegrove.org.uk E feedback@cotswoldwildlifepark.co.uk Activity/Tour Map ref E4 Activity/Tour Map ref E4 The Cherwell Boathouse is an iconic Food & Drink/Shop Map ref F3 For information about the hundreds of Activity/Tour Map ref VARIOUS beautiful churches around Oxfordshire, www.cotswoldwildlifepark.co.uk Oxford punt station and restaurant on the banks of the River Cherwell. which are open to visitors throughout The Park, set in 160 acres, is home to giraffes, white rhinos, Carswell Golf and Chinnor and Princes Opening months Christ Church the year, please visit the websites above. Cultural & English Tuition lions, leopards and many interesting smaller mammals Opening months Open all year round Country Club Risborough Railway Restaurant: open all year Picture Gallery Opening hours N/A and Oxford Tours including a number of endangered lemurs in the Madagascar enclosure, Punts: mid Mar–mid Oct where some of the species are allowed to roam free. CARSWELL CHINNOR Opening hours 10am until dusk OXFORD Admission charge N/A OXFORD Carswell, Faringdon Station Road, Chinnor Entrance via Oriel Square 59 Iffley Road Opening months All year except Christmas Day Oxon SN7 8PU Oxon OX39 4ER Admission charge N/A Oxford OX1 1DP r· p Oxford OX4 1EB Opening hours 10am-4.30pm (Summer), 10am-3.30pm (Winter) T 01367 870422 T 01844 353535 dr· Ò F @p T 01865 276172 T 01865 727871 Admission charge Adult £12.50, Children & over 65s £8.50 E matt@carswellgolfandcountryclub.co.uk E enquiries@chinnorrailway.co.uk E picturegallery@chch.ox.ac.uk E angela@angelaharwood.com www.carswellgolfandcountryclub.co.uk www.chinnorrailway.co.uk www.chch.ox.ac.uk/gallery www.angelaharwood.com rO· F Activity/Sport Map ref E2 Attraction/Railway Map ref E6 Activity/Boat Hire Map ref E4 Gallery Map ref E4 Attraction/Church Map ref VARIOUS Activity/Tour Map ref VARIOUS Attraction Map ref D128 www.visitoxfordandoxfordshire.com See key to symbols on page 27 See key to symbols on page 27 www.visitoxfordandoxfordshire.com 29
    • Didcot Railway Centre Farmer Gow’s DIDCOT LONGCOT New Theatre, Great Western Society Didcot Fernham Road, Longcot Faringdon Oxford Oxon OX11 7NJ Oxon SN7 7PR OXFORD T 01235 817200 T 01793 780555 E info@didcotrailwaycentre.org.uk E enquiries@farmergows.co.uk George Street www.didcotrailwaycentre.org.uk www.farmergows.co.uk Oxford OX1 2AG T 01865 320760 Attraction/Railway Map ref F4 Attraction/Farm Map ref F1 E oxfordboxoffice@vtheambassadors.com www.atgtickets.com/oxford Greys Court Hobbs of Henley Ltd The New Theatre is one of Oxford’s premier entertainment venues, HENLEY-ON-THAMES HENLEY-ON-THAMES with shows direct from the London West End. Rotherfield Greys Station Road, Henley-on-Thames Opening months All year Henley-on-Thames Oxon RG9 1AZ Opening hours N/A Oxon RG9 4PG T 01491 572035 Admission charge Prices subject to performances T 01491 628529 E charter@hobbsofhenley.co.uk E greyscourt@nationaltrust.org.uk www.hobbs-of-henley.com drO; · www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-greyscourt Attraction/Historic House Map ref G6 Activity/Tour/Boat Hire Map ref G6 Theatre Map ref E4 The Hook Norton The MG Car Club Ltd Modern Art Oxford Oxford Preservation Oxford Brewery Tours & Visitors Centre ABINGDON OXFORD Trust HOOK NORTON Brewery Lane, Hook Norton 12 Cemetery Road Abingdon, Oxon OX14 1AS 30 Pembroke Street Oxford OX1 1BP OXFORD 10 Turn Again Lane Castle Unlocked Oxon OX15 5NY T 01235 555552 T 01865 722733 St Ebbes, Oxford OX1 1QL OXFORD T 01608 730384 E mgcc@mgcc.co.uk E info@modernartoxford.org.uk www.mgcc.co.uk www.modernartoxford.org.uk T 01865 242918 44-46 Oxford Castle E heritage@hook-norton-brewery.co.uk www.hook-norton-brewery.co.uk E info@oxfordpreservation.org.uk New Road, Oxford OX1 1AY www.oxfordpreservation.org.uk T 01865 260666 Attraction/Tour Map ref B2 Attraction Map ref E4 Activity/Gallery Map ref E4 Oxford Preservation Trust is Oxford’s E info@oxfordcastleunlocked.co.uk own National Trust, with 85 years of www.oxfordcastleunlocked.co.uk Millets Farm Centre Mirch Masala Museum of the experience. Oxford Castle – Unlocked reveals Oxford’s less Opening Events take place throughout FRILFORD Indian Restaurant History of Science the year well known history, one that’s rich with tales of great escapes, betrayal Kingston Road, Frilford and even romance – all within the walls of this ancient castle and prison. OXFORD OXFORD Abingdon Opening months All year, closed 24–26 December inclusive 137-139 Cowley Road Broad Street Oxon OX13 5HB T 01865 392200 Oxford OX4 1HU Oxford OX1 3AZ Opening hours Daily from 10am. Castle tours every 20-30 minutes T 01865 728581 T 01865 277280 Admission charge See website or call for up-to-date prices E events@milletsfarmcentre.com E mirchmasalaoxford@hotmail.com E museum@mhs.ox.ac.uk www.milletsfarmcentre.com www.mirchmasalaoxford.com www.mhs.ox.ac.uk dr; · Ò P<Z Attraction/Farm Map ref E3 Food & Drink Map ref E4 Attraction/Museum Map ref E4 Attraction Map ref E4 Attraction/Museum Map ref E4 London Oxford Airport Oxford Castle The Oxford Centre DIDCOT KIDLINGTON OXFORD OXFORD RAILWAY Langford Lane, Kidlington, Oxford OX5 1RA T 01865 290600 E customerservice@oxfordjet.com Oxford Castle, Oxford OX1 1AY T 01865 201657 E info@oxfordcastle.com 333 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 7PL T 01865 554719 E info@the-oxford-centre.co.uk CENTRE www.londonoxfordairport.com www.oxfordcastle.com www.the-oxford-centre.co.uk London Oxford Airport is the Thames Valley area’s primary regional Once home to the Norman Oxford Castle, then the infamous Ideally located just inside the northern ring road, with ample parking. and business aviation airport – the only commercial airport between Oxford Prison, parts of these historic buildings remain, and have Facilities for conferences, lunches, dinners, training seminars, weddings London Heathrow and Birmingham. The airport also offers a number shaped the development of Oxford Castle as it stands today as a and a host of social events, with a capacity for up to 300 guests, of meeting and conference venues. vibrant hub of restaurants, bars, a gallery, hotel and visitor attraction. The Oxford Centre is the ideal events venue. Opening months Every day Opening months All year Opening months All year Opening hours 6.30am-10.30pm Opening hours See website for information Opening hours N/A Admission charge N/A Admission charge N/A Admission charge N/A The only place in the world where 176 years of railway history O ; · Ò < @ p ATM Q rO· Ò <Z <@ comes together with a replica 1840 broad gauge train running next to today’s high speed railway. The Railway Centre recreates the golden age of the Great Western Railway with a fine collection of over 20 steam locomotives, many housed in the original (fully working) engine shed, a collection of passenger coaches and freight wagons. There is a typical country station and signal box, and a recreation of Brunel’s original broad gauge railway including a broad gauge Transfer Shed dating from 1857. The Relics Display contains an impressive range of smaller items covering all aspects of the history and operation of the Great Western Railway. Travel in 1930s carriages behind a Great Western steam engine on the main demonstration line or in a 1940s Railcar operating on a sleepy rural branch line. Travel back in time on Brunel’s broad gauge railway in style with ‘Fire Fly’, a replica of the original locomotive built in 1840. Recreating the Golden Age of the Great Western Railway Didcot, Oxfordshire OX11 7NJ 01235 817200 info@didcotrailwaycentre.org.uk www.didcotrailwaycentre.org.uk Registered Charity No 272616 Venue Map ref D4 Attraction Map ref E4 Venue Map ref E430 www.visitoxfordandoxfordshire.com See key to symbols on page 27 See key to symbols on page 27 www.visitoxfordandoxfordshire.com 31
    • Oxford Official Guided Oxford Town Hall & Walking Tours Museum of Oxford OXFORD OXFORD Visitor Information Centre St Aldates, Oxford OX1 1BX 15-16 Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3AS T 01865 252351 T 01865 252200 / 252037 E townhall@oxford.gov.uk E wtours@oxford.gov.uk www.visitoxfordandoxfordshire.com/tours www.oxfordtownhall.co.uk The best way to see our beautiful city of Oxford is on foot. Join one of Oxford’s historic Victorian Town Hall featuring guided tours, exhibition gallery, our Blue or Green Badge guides on one of our tours and find out about café, gift shop, drop-in family craft activities, events, concerts, fairs and festivals. the history of Oxford and how student life has changed over the years. Don’t miss the new Museum of Oxford Town Hall Galleries, open late spring 2012. Opening months Every day expect Christmas Day, Boxing Day Opening months All year and New Years Day Opening hours Mon–Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-3pm Opening hours Mon–Sat 9.30am-5pm, Sun 10am-4pm Admission charge Free Admission charge Adult £12-£6.50, Senior/Student £12-£6, drO; · Ò P<@ZQ Child £8-£3.75 r· Ò Discover Henleys River & Rowing Museum, on the banks of the Thames With galleries dedicated to rowing, the River Thames, the history of Henley and the superb Wind in The Oxford Official Guided Walking Tours are an enjoyable and interesting way to explore our beautiful city, its history and University. the Willows exhibition. Tickets on sale at Oxford Visitor Information Centre or please call 01865 252200 Mill Meadows THE or you can book online at Henley on Thames RG9 1BF WIND www.visitoxfordandoxfordshire.com/tours IN THE 01491 415600 WILLOWS TM ©EH rrm.co.uk S at the River & Rowing Museum Attraction/Tour Map ref E4 Attraction/Tour/Gallery Map ref E4 Newington Nurseries Oxford Bus Company Oxford Philomusica Oxford River Cruises Pitt Rivers Museum Pieminister STADHAMPTON OXFORD OXFORD Ltd OXFORD OXFORD Newington Cowley House Oxford’s Professional Symphony Orchestra South Parks Road 56-58 The Covered Market OXFORD Nr Stadhampton Watlington Road Box Office & Tickets Oxford Oxford OX1 3DX 57 Woodstock Road Oxon OX10 7AW Oxford OX4 6GA T 01865 980 980 OX1 3PP T 01865 241613 Oxford OX2 6HJ T 01865 400533 T 01865 785400 E info@oxfordphil.com T 01865 270927 E oxford@pieminister.com T 08452 269396 E plants@newington-nurseries.co.uk E info@oxfordbus.co.uk www.oxfordphil.com E prm@prm.ox.ac.uk www.pieminister.co.uk E info@oxfordrivercruises.com www.newington-nurseries.co.uk www.oxfordbus.co.uk www.prm.ox.ac.uk www.oxfordrivercruises.com Our pies are made by hand by chefs Attraction/Garden Map ref F4 Service Map ref E4 Music Map ref VARIOUS Activity/Tour/Boat Hire Map ref E4 Attraction/Museum Map ref E4 who really know what they’re doing. The mixing and baking has taken years to perfect. Oxford School of Oxford Oxford United Pendon Museum Looking for Opening months Open all year Hospitality Management Tourist Guiding Football Club LONG WITTENHAM discounted Opening hours Mon–Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-4pm Abingdon OXFORD AROUND OXFORD OXFORD Oxon OX14 4QD attraction tickets? Admission charge N/A Oxford Brookes University, Fuller Building T 01608 819091 Kassan Stadium, Oxford OX4 4XP T 01865 407365 Book online at Headington Campus, Gipsy Lane E brian_murray_guide@yahoo.co.uk T 01865 337500 E info@pendonmuseum.com www.visitoxfordandoxfordshire.com ·ÒZ Oxford OX3 0BP www.oxford-tourist-guiding.com (Ticket Office 01865 337533) www.pendonmuseum.com T 01865 485858 www.oufc.co.uk E hospitality@brookes.ac.uk Venue Map ref E4 Activity/Tour Map ref VARIOUS Sport Map ref E4 Attraction/Museum Map ref F4 Food & Drink Map ref E4 Waterperry Gardens – eight acres of inspirational The Oxfordshire Studley Wood gardens steeped in horticultural history. Choose Museum Golf Club from a huge range of Waterperry grown plants, WOODSTOCK HORTON-CUM-STUDLEY enjoy some retail therapy in the gift barn and Fletcher’s House, Park Street THOUGHT-PROVOKING AND ENTERTAINING... The Straight Mile gallery and treat yourself to a sumptuous home Woodstock, Oxon OX20 1SN Horton-cum-Studley, Oxon OX33 1BF T 01993 811456 T 01865 351144 baked lunch, cake or patisserie in the teashop. E oxon.museum@oxfordshire.gov.uk E admin@studleywoodgolfclub.co.uk Waterperry Gardens – one of Oxfordshire’s most www.tomocc.org.uk www.studleywoodgolfclub.co.uk beautiful gardens and so much more. Situated in a beautiful 18th century house in the heart of Woodstock, Our course will present a stimulating challenge for all standards of player. the museum tells the story of Oxfordshire. New Victorian Oxfordshire This 18 hole course is set within 170 undulating acres of beautiful countryside Open every day from 10 til 5pm. and Interactive Dinosaur galleries, life-size Megalosaur and stunning garden. with natural woodland at its core and 13 lakes to navigate. Visit www.waterperrygardens.co.uk Opening months All year Opening months All year or call us on 01844 339254 We are on Opening hours Tue–Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 2-5pm Opening hours Mon–Sun 10am-12 midnight Admission charge Free Theatre Theatre l Music l Dance l Exhibitions l Comedy Danc ce Comed dy Admission charge Charges for golf Waterperry Gardens, Waterperry, drO; · Ò P < F @ ATM Q www.thenorthwall.com O@ Near Wheatley, Oxford OX33 1JZ. TM Attraction/Museum Map ref D3 Activity/Sport Map ref D432 www.visitoxfordandoxfordshire.com See key to symbols on page 27 See key to symbols on page 27 www.visitoxfordandoxfordshire.com 33
    • Looking for Pryors Cars discounted DIDCOT Stagecoach Visit dshire Visit attraction tickets? 3 Mereland Road OXFORD Oxfor Book online at www.visitoxfordandoxfordshire.com Didcot Oxon OX11 8AP T 01235 812346 Horspath Road, Cowley Oxford OX4 2RY Gardens G 2 uide 201 Oxfordshire E bookings@pryors.co.uk www.pryors.co.uk T 01865 772250 E oxford.enquires@stagecoachbus.com Gardens Guide 2012 Service Map ref F4 www.stagecoachbus.com/oxfordshire To order a copy please visit Stagecoach run buses around Oxfordshire and provide a great way visitoxfordandoxfordshire.com/ River & Rowing Museum Sho4 Travel to get around, whether it’s to see the splendour of Blenheim Palace, brochures y& Banbur r – HENLEY-ON-THAMES Guided Tours shopping at Bicester Village or visiting the Wychwood Brewery in ENJ O GLO Y THE Mill Meadows AROUND OXFORDSHIRE Witney. GAR RIOUS Bicesteal Henley-on-Thames RG9 1BF OXF DENS T 07801 732049 T 01491 415600 Opening months All year Enjoy the glorious ORD OF Essenti d... E steve@sho4travel.co.uk SHIR E museum@rrm.co.uk Opening hours Daily gardens of IRE E www.oxfordtraveltours.co.uk ire.com SH www.rrm.co.uk OXFORD xfordsh .com Admission charge Fares priced dependant on travel fordshire Englan itnortho ordandox visitoxf www.vis Attraction/Museum Map ref G6 Activity/Tour Map ref VARIOUS Stonor Park Sulgrave Manor STONOR SULGRAVE YOUR KEY TO BRITAIN’S Henley-on-Thames Manor Road Oxon RG9 6HF Sulgrave, Banbury T 01491 638587 Oxon OX17 2SD HERITAGE Store & Tours E administrator@stonor.com T 01295 760205 www.stonor.com E enquiries@sulgravemanor.org.uk www.sulgravemanor.org.uk Attraction/House/Parkland Map ref F6 Attraction/Historic House Map ref A4 CITIES YORK OXFORD Thrupp Canal Centre Waddesdon Manor LOOKING TO & Heyford Wharf WADDESDON UNLOCK THE BEST LOWER HEYFORD Near Aylesbury THAT BRITAIN Buckinghamshire HP18 0JH Canal Wharf, Station Road, Lower Heyford, Bicester OX25 5PD T 01296 653226 HAS TO OFFER? E waddesdonmanor@nationaltrust.org.uk T 01869 340348 E bookings@oxfordshire-narrowboats.co.uk www.waddesdonmanor.org.uk Then visit one of our www.oxfordshire-narrowboats.co.uk stunning heritage cities, Boat Hire Map ref C3 Attraction/Historic House Map ref D6 Service Map ref VARIOUS BATH steeped in history and each offering unique Our Brewery Store is open ©D&H Photographers Walk The Talk Tours Waterperry Gardens experiences to suit all. OXFORD WATERPERRY Williams F1 Conference Centre 10am - 5pm Britain’s Heritage Cities Monday to Saturday T 07761 804149 Near Wheatley GROVE E martin@walkthetalktours.co.uk Oxford OX33 1JZ are well served by air, www.walkthetalktours.co.uk T 01844 339226 Oxon OX12 0DQ E events@waterperrygardens.co.uk T 01235 777900 road and rail to make The Hobgoblin orders you to come and browse his selection of gifts and www.waterperrygardens.co.uk merchandise with exclusive in-store offers and promotions on bottled E conferences@williamsF1.com your visit easy and and cask beers. www.williamsf1conferences.com accessible. Brewery tours operate every Saturday and Sunday offering a two hour Activity/Tour Map ref VARIOUS Attraction/Garden Map ref E5 experience for those interested in seeing mischief in the making. The Williams F1 Conference Centre is set in 40 acres of Oxfordshire CARLISLE CHESTER countryside at the home of the AT&T Williams team. So much more Weber Grill Academy Wychwood Brewery than a Conference Centre, it is an experience that never fails to impress. Come and see us if you dare but be warned…most things bite! MARSH BALDON WITNEY Opening months All year Weber House Baldon Lane, Marsh Baldon Eagle Maltings, The Crofts Witney, Oxon OX28 4DP Opening hours N/A Book online at www.wychwood.co.uk Oxon OX44 9LT T 01993 890800 Admission charge N/A or call: 01993 890 800* T 01865 341341 E info@wychwood.co.uk E grillacademy@weberstephen.com www.wychwood.co.uk d· Ò P@p Z (*pre booking essential) www.grillacademy.co.uk www.heritagecities.com Wychwood Brewery, Eagle Maltings, The Crofts, Witney, Oxon OX28 4DP. 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