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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?

Places to visit in Oxfordshire

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.

Accommodation

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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  1. Ashmolean Museum

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    Museum

    Oxford

    Collection of art and archaeology, from ancient Egypt to the 20thC. Paintings, sculpture, ceramics, silver, glass and coins, plus art from the Far East.

  2. Swindon Designer Outlet

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    Factory Outlet

    Swindon

    McArthurGlen’s Swindon Designer Outlet is housed in the beautifully renovated Grade II listed buildings of the Great Western Railway Works and is one of the largest covered designer outlets in Europe.

     

  3. Barefoot Books

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    Family Fun & Activities

    Oxford

    The Oxford Studio is a friendly, inviting place to meet friends, find books and education games around the world, enjoy all kinds of workshops and hold magical birthday parties.  It’s a place where children are free to read, play and experiment,...

  4. Bampton Garden Plants

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    Garden Centre

    Bampton

    Bampton Garden Plants started out as a small plant sale that occurred a couple of times a year serving local residents in and around the village of Bampton.

  5. The Passenger Boat Association

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    Boat Trip

    Fleet

    The Passenger Boat Association represents operators of passenger vessels along the length of the River Thames as well as the rest of the UK.

  6. The Spa at Witney Lakes Resort

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    Spa

    Witney

    The Spa at Witney Lakes Resort provides you with the chance to taste the exotics as well as adding a touch of luxury to your regular treatments.

  7. Sheldonian Theatre

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    Historic Site

    Oxford

    Secular venue for the principal meetings & public ceremonies of the university.

  8. Rycote Chapel

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    Church / Chapel

    Near Thame, Thame

    Peaceful 15thC private chapel with exquisitely carved and painted woodwork. Rycote has many intriguing features including 2 roofed pews and a musicians' gallery.

  9. Benson

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    Towns & Villages

    Benson, once known as Bensington, is a large Thames-side village in South Oxfordshire, a short distance from Wallingford

  10. Warburg Nature Reserve

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    Nature Reserve

    Henley-on-Thames

    In this secluded valley high in the Chilterns you will find a mosaic of habitats from birch, conifer and beech woodlands to chalk grassland and scrub.

  11. Deddington Castle (Site Only)

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    Castles & Stately Homes

    Extensive earthworks conceal the remains of a 12th Century castle.
    Open during daylight hours.

    Visit the website for more detailed information.

  12. Pitt Rivers Museum

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    Museum

    Oxford

    The University of Oxford Museum of world archaeology and anthropology.

  13. Henley Golf Club

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    Golf Course

    Henley-on-Thames

    Welcome to Henley Golf Club in Oxfordshire, a traditional member's club, situated just a few miles from the M4 and the M40 and widely acknowledged as one of the best in the area.

  14. A Day in the Country

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    Event Venue

    Banbury

    Stunning venue set in 250 acres of wooded estate - facilities include a conference suite that is situated in a modernised 18th century stone barn with open fireplaces.

  15. Water Fowl Sanctuary and Children's Farm

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    Nature Reserve

    Banbury

    Reception barn, leading to natural environment for hundreds of birds and animals. Oxfordshire special conservation awards 1990. Snacks cabin in season. Young animals and birds for sale (licenced).

  16. The North Walls Arts Centre

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    Arts Centre

    Oxford

    Arts centre for live music, theatre, film screenings. With a 200-seat theatre space and two intimate studio spaces.

     

  17. Oxford River Cruises

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    Boat Trip

    Oxford

    Oxford River Cruises provides a range of luxury boat trips, sightseeing tours and unique picnic cruises in the heart of the historic city of Oxford.

    Their vessels provide a comfortable and intimate setting for an unforgettable river experience...

  18. Cholsey & Wallingford Railway

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    Steam Railway

    Wallingford

    Known locally at "The Bunk" passenger services ceased in 1959. The railway aims to offer steam hauled trains where possible, but also operates an interestin fleet of 08 class diesel locomotives.

  19. Bainton Bikes

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    Mountain Biking

    Oxford

    Oxford, famous for its Universities and the dreaming spires is home to one of Britain’s largest cycling communities. All over the city you will find streets accessible only to pedestrians and cyclists and every day the diverse mix of bikes and...

  20. Saint Michael at the North Gate Saxon Tower

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    Historic Site

    Oxford

    Oxford's oldest building, boasting the oldest stained glass in Oxford. Associated with William Shakespeare, William Morris and Charles I.

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