Oxford and the Cotswolds

With two ground-breaking universities and 38 colleges, it's little wonder that academic Oxford has its finger on the pulse in publishing, science and medical research. Graduates include Nobel Prize winners, royalty and prime ministers. Drinks receptions impress when held al fresco in historic college quadrangles and events wow guests at Blenheim Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage site with breathtaking Capability Brown gardens. Oxfordshire has a slice of Michelin-starred restaurants with Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons' home-grown cuisine and exquisite pub grub at Chiltern-based Sir Charles Napier. The pace slows down in the nearby Cotswolds. This of Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty harbours some best-kept secrets like cream-stone stately homes and castles and the goverment's communications headquarters (GCHQ).

map of UK

4 Experience Results

View results as:

loading
Add to favourites Remove from favourites
Famous brand shopping at Bicester Village

Famous brand shopping at Bicester Village

This is an outlet shopping village par excellence with top brands and exclusive personal services at your disposal.

Location: Bicester, Oxfordshire

Contemporary and modern
Add to favourites Remove from favourites
Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Palace

Venues don’t get much better than Blenheim Palace – the birthplace of Winston Churchill and a World Heritage Site.

Location: Woodstock, Oxfordshire

Historic
Add to favourites Remove from favourites
Rhodes House

Rhodes House

Built in honour of the Rhodes Scholarships, this is a magnificent English country house with an intriguing past.

Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire

Academic Excellence
Add to favourites Remove from favourites
Dreaming spires of Oxford University

Dreaming spires of Oxford University

As one of the leading universities in the world, Oxford is the ultimate destination for fresh ideas and historical inspiration.

Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire

Academic Excellence

Filter By:

Close

Customer survey …

VisitEngland would like to invite you to take part in a short survey about our website.

It should take no more than a couple of minutes.

Please click here to be taken to the survey

Close

To add items to favourites …

… you need to be logged in.

If you already have an account, log in.

Or register a new account