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Things to do in Oxfordshire & The Cotswolds

The cultural capital of Oxfordshire is Oxford, The City of Dreaming Spires and there are plenty of tourist attractions to enjoy on days out. With its honey-coloured stone architecture, noble lawns and prestigious colleges, the unchanging beauty of this city will always dominate the county.

Learning and exploring are synonymous with this city, even for tourists. Why not start with a guided walking tour around the city that focuses on literature, film, geography and culture?

With countless city locations being used as the backdrop for television and film sets from Morse to Harry Potter, you may get a feeling of déjà vu. Oxfordshire is also home to several points of interest used for filming in the The hit ITV drama Downton Abbey including Bampton and Greys Court. Download a PDF guide to follow in the footsteps of the Crawley family.

In the north of Oxfordshire the lush and fertile Cherwell Valley is centred on the lovely town of Banbury, where you can really see a fine lady upon a white horse - or a statue of her, anyway. It's just one of the bustling market towns that punctuate a journey through Oxfordshire. For more information on places to visit in Oxfordshire, see our interactive map of Oxfordshire detailing the county's towns and villages.

Things to do in Oxfordshire this weekend

Many of Oxfordshire's tourist attractions are open all year round so find something to do today with activities listings each showing a map and opening times for your convenience. Or why not browse our Oxfordshire events guide to find out what's happening this week.

Top 11 things to do in Oxfordshire

For things to do in Oxford, Bicester, Banbury, Henley-on-Thames and other Oxfordshire towns, browse our pick of the best attractions below or find a more comprehensive list of what to do and places to go at the bottom of the page.

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With picturesque villages, breathtaking natural scenery, a world-renowned university city and over 6,000 years of history, if you're looking for places to stay in Oxfordshire, the county has it all if you find yourself wanting more time to explore.

List of things to do & places to visit for days out in Oxfordshire

For more information about Oxfordshire, including ideas for days out, accommodation and events, browse the county's things to do and towns and villages in the list below. Use the 'map view' button to find something near you.

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Broughton Castle

Broughton Castle

Broughton Castle is essentially a family home lived in by Lord and Lady Saye and Sele and their family. The original medieval manor house, of...

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  1. Add Broughton Castle to your Itinerary

    Broughton Castle

    Type

    Castle / Fort

    Location

    Banbury


    Broughton Castle is essentially a family home lived in by Lord and Lady Saye and Sele and their family. The original
    medieval manor house, of which much remains today, was built in about 1300 by Sir John de Broughton.

    It stands on an island site surrounded by a three acre moat. The castle was...

  2. Add Hobbs of Henley Boat Hire to your Itinerary

    Hobbs of Henley Boat Hire

    Type

    Boat Trip

    Location

    Henley-on-Thames

    Hobbs of Henley – the best in boating since 1870.

    Hobbs provides a variety of ways to enjoy the Royal River Thames from public cruises or self-drive and chauffeur-driven days out, to its newest boats, luxury Linnsen self-drive cruisers, the only ones for hire in the UK. Ideal for that special...

  3. Add Aston to your Itinerary

    Aston

    Type

    Towns & Villages

    Location

    Aston

    The village of Aston, four miles south of Witney, is centred around the Square - which is actually a triangle! Often linked with the neighbouring hamlet of Cote, Aston has all the essentials of village life - a church, a school, a post office, a general store and a pub.


    The village is also...

  4. Add Oxfordshire Cotswolds to your Itinerary

    Oxfordshire Cotswolds

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    Towns & Villages

    Location

    Witney

    Throughout history, visitors have succumbed to the charm of the Oxfordshire Cotswolds. Steeped in history, rich in heritage and awash with natural beauty, the Oxfordshire Cotswolds is rural England at its very finest.

    A charming blend of bustling market towns, like Burford, Chipping Norton and...

  5. Add Black Bourton to your Itinerary

    Black Bourton

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    Towns & Villages

    Location

    Black Bourton

    Near to Bampton, this village is worth a visit to see the outstanding 13th century wall paintings in the church. There is also a thriving vineyard producing nine different wines. Visitors are welcome but it’s best to phone in advance (01993 842028).

  6. Add Ramsden to your Itinerary

    Ramsden

    Type

    Towns & Villages

    Location

    Ramsden

    A beautiful and peaceful stone village on the north-east edge of the Cotswolds. Ramsden, meaning 'wild garlic valley', is another ideal base for exploring the surrounding countryside either on foot or on bicycle.

  7. Add South Oxfordshire to your Itinerary

    South Oxfordshire

    Type

    Towns & Villages

    Location

    Henley on Thames

    South Oxfordshire is an area full of natural beauty, picturesque villages, shops to browse and places to stay and to eat.

  8. Add Great Rollright to your Itinerary

    Great Rollright

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    Towns & Villages

    Location

    Chipping Norton

    Just north of Chipping Norton, set high on a hill and enjoying panoramic views across the valley, Great Rollright is the larger of The Rollrights, Little Rollright is 2 miles to the west, with the prehistoric Rollright Stones in between.

  9. Add River & Rowing Museum to your Itinerary

    River & Rowing Museum

    Type

    Museum

    Location

    Henley-on-Thames

    A unique, award-winning museum with galleries dedicated to rowing, the River Thames and the town of Henley.

  10. Add Bodleian Libraries to your Itinerary

    Bodleian Libraries

    Type

    Historic Site

    Location

    Oxford

    The Bodleian is a working library & part of the University of Oxford. It is housed in remarkable buildings which form the historic heart of the University, & has been seen in TV shows such as Inspector Morse, & films such as Harry Potter.