The long history of academic achievement and genteel living distinguish Oxfordshire from other parts of the country. Rustic charm and grand attractions are in abundant supply here, with a host of delightful villages surrounding the world-renowned university town.
Oxford is a highlight on any itinerary, with over 1500 listed buildings, a choice of excellent museums and an air of refined sophistication. Between the gorgeous colleges and hushed quads, students cycle along cobbled lanes little changed by time.
Yet there is a lot more to the county. Just to the north is Blenheim Palace, an extravagant baroque pile that’s the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, while to the south is the elegant riverside town of Henley, famous for its ever-so-posh Royal Regatta.
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Oxfordshire destination guides
Oxford is a privileged place, one of the world’s most famous university towns - it’s steeped in history, studded with august buildings and yet maintains the feel of a young town, thanks to its large student population.
Oxford, Cotswolds, Stratford-on-Avon and Warwick Castle Day Trip from London
A region officially designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty can’t possibly be a bad place to spend a day. On this 10-hour day trip from London, you’ll visit this so-named English area, the Cotswolds, as well as Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon and Warwick Castle.
Stonehenge, Windsor Castle and Oxford Custom Day Trip
Travel to Windsor, Stonehenge and Oxford. Our custom day trip guarantees unbeatable low prices, deluxe coaches, experienced guides and the flexibility to add walking tours or entrance tickets along the way.