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Oxfordshire is a county in South East England. Located right in the heart of England, it is rich in heritage and natural beauty. From the ancient University of Oxford to the rolling hills of the Cotswolds, there is so much rich history and culture for you to explore. Oxfordshire has an abundance of holiday cottage retreats, there is something for everyone. Oxford is one of the most attractive places for tourists in the UK. It is also home to the third oldest university in the world. Its popularity was recently catapulted to the limelight thanks to the huge success of the Harry Potter films which had one of its locations here.

Weather Averages

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MARCH - MAY High 13.9°c Low 6.15°c Precipitation 0.03mm/hr
JUNE - AUGUST High 21.04°c Low 12.94°c Precipitation 0.03mm/hr
SEPTEMBER - NOVEMBER High 14.8°c Low 7.98°c Precipitation 0.03mm/hr
DECEMBER - FEBRUARY High 8.06°c Low 1.95°c Precipitation 0.05mm/hr

THINGS TO DO IN Oxfordshire

There’s plenty of great days and places to stay in the Oxfordshire. Attractions include historic houses, museums, gardens, animal attractions, and even a number of free attractions; for those wanting activities there’s boating, walking, cycling and water sports, as well as several leisure centres. Those after ‘retail therapy’ will find great shopping in the busy market towns, which have an array of independent specialist shops and are particularly well known for their art & antiques and local produce.

Banbury

Oxfordshire
Banbury is a market town on the River Cherwell in northern Oxfordshire. The town is a bustling commercial and retail centre at the edge of the Cotswolds, with a primarily rural surrounding. Banbury is set amidst the gentle rolling hills in the north of the district. An impressive bronze statue of the “Fine Lady” from the famous “Ride a cock horse to Banbury Cross” rhyme is set close to the Banbury Cross. Other points of interest include the Market Place, the St Mary’s parish church, the atmospheric lanes and streets of the Old Town and the Castle Quay shopping mall with the town’s Museum set directly beside the Oxford Canal.

Oxford

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Oxford is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and steeped in academia. The buildings and people here have inspired authors such as C.S Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien and Lewis Carroll to write classic books. And it's not hard to see why this city is so popular. There's the tranquil setting along the River Thames (known in the city as Isis). Where the University's rowing team meet their match each year. Historical pubs, top-class museums and plenty of parks and gardens. Plus, it only takes an hour to get there from London, making Oxford a really good option for a day trip.

Henley on Thames

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Best known for its annual Royal Regatta, Henley attracts some of the world’s finest rowers. Why not enjoy your own boat trip down the Regatta course and stop off at the town’s award-winning River and Rowing Museum. The stretch of river between the regatta finish and Henley Bridge is the location for the annual Henley Festival of Music and Arts. Now a popular hospitality venue, it attracts some of the world’s top entertainers to perform on a floating stage in front of a dinner-jacketed audience; as well as holding exhibitions of art and sculpture.

LOCAL CUISINE

Wake up in a country cottage and enjoy vintage Oxford Marmalade, it's an absolute must. Oxfordshire's marmalade is an absolutely top quality product. Enjoy this word famous cuisine when lathered generously over a nice thick slice of toast. Even the Queen is partial to a spoonful or two of Oxfordshire's finest.

GETTING HERE

Oxfordshire is well connected by road, rail, river and cycle routes which link the county with major cities. Great Western Railways operates a regular service from London stopping at Didcot, Oxford and north through the county. Visitors arriving from London can take the coach service directly to Oxford. The best way to travel to Oxford is to use the park and ride.