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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.

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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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  1. Sho4Travel Oxford Tours

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    Sightseeing

    Thame

    Escorted day visits in spacious 7-seater air-conditioned vehicles. There are seven different personally guided drive tours available (8 hour Full day tour, 5 hour Short day) which are suited to families or larger groups travelling together.

    Short…

  2. Heyford Wharf

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    Heritage / Visitor Centre

    Lower Heyford, Bicester

    Just 20 minutes from Banbury or Oxford takes you to the idyllic Heyford Wharf with its convenient rail station alongside. Our 200 year old working boatyard offers a village shop, gifts, bistro cafe, dayhire and holiday boats, and cycle hire.

  3. Pitt Rivers Museum

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    Museum

    Oxford

    The University of Oxford Museum of world archaeology and anthropology.

  4. Abingdon Museum

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    Museum

    Abingdon

    The former County Hall for Berkshire dating from 1678, displays and interprets archaeological collections with special exhibitions.

  5. Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens

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    Animal Collection / Zoo

    Burford

    One of Oxfordshire’s top attractions and one of the most beautiful zoological collections in the country is Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens. Get eye-to-eye with Giraffe, Walk with lemurs or watch rhinos graze on the Manor House lawns.

  6. 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.

     

  7. Ewelme Watercress Beds

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    Nature Reserve

    Reading

    Ewelme is situated at the western end of the Chilterns, on the eastern slopesof the Thames valley. It is in an area of outstanding natural beauty.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

     

  10. Oxbridge Tours

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    Walking Tour

    Oxford

    As the site of important moments in the arts, sciences, film and sport, Oxford has something to interest everyone, and with Oxbridge Tours, we’ll make sure that you see and hear the best of it!

  11. Ex(c)iting Game

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    Adventure Park / Playground

    Oxford

    The games, provided by Ex(c)iting Game are suitable for almost all ages. If you would like an unusual, exciting hour while you are staying in Oxford, you must visit us and we will guarantee you an hour of unique excitement.

    Family program,…

  12. Deddington Antique Centre

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    Shop / Shopping Centre

    Deddington, nr. Banbury

    Nestling within the historic village of Deddington, this 18th century listed building houses an 'aladdins cave' of antique treasures on four floors.

  13. University of Oxford Botanic Garden

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    Botanic Garden

    Oxford

    The oldest botanic garden in the UK displays over 7,000 different species in a grade 1 listed garden with exotic glasshouses, water & rock gardens and beautiful boarders. The garden has events for all ages throughout the year.

  14. 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…

  15. Lechlade & Bushyleaze Trout Fisheries

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    Fish Farm

    Lechlade

    Trout and fly fishing. First organic Trout farm in the UK.

  16. 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.

  17. In Fine Spirits

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    Cycle/Vehicle Hire

    Wantage

    We are based in Oxfordshire. For further information on our Mobile Bar Hire or VW campervan bar hire or any other service please call Kevin on 07789 722138

  18. Checkendon Equestrian Centre

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    Sightseeing

    Henley-on-Thames

    Established in 1994 and set in the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside.

    Checkendon Equestrian Centre can offer you many equestrian activities for you and your horse.

  19. Alice's Shop

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    Shop / Shopping Centre

    Oxford

    The Alice's Shop in Oxford is the authentic Alice in Wonderland Shop because it is part of the original story. Situated across the road from Alice's childhood home, the Oxford University college of Christ Church, Alice's Shop was Alice's sweet shop…

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