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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. 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.

  2. Wychwood Brewery Tours

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    Brewery

    Witney

    Guided tours of the brewery every Saturday and Sunday afternoon. The tour lasts approximately 45 minutes and takes you through the brewing process of Wychwood & Brakspear Beers, from the raw ingredients to the finished product...

  3. Ardington House

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    Historic House / Palace

    Wantage

    Home of the Baring family. Early 18thC beautifully symmetrical house with unusually fine brickwork. The entrance is dominated by the Imperial staircase.

  4. Oxford Chelt Wine School

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    Vineyard

    Oxford


    A warm welcome to Oxford Chelt Wine School, not affiliated to any wine merchants or retailers. We run Wine Tastings and Wine Courses in Oxford and Cheltenham for people who enjoy wine and would like to know more about it. No previous experience…

  5. Bach Visitor & Education Centre

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    Historic House / Palace

    Wallingford

    The home and workplace of Dr Edward Bach who created The Bach Flower remedy system in the 1930s. The gardens contain many remedy plants and the house features Dr Bach's consulting room.

  6. The Mill Arts Centre

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    Event Venue

    Banbury

    The Mill Arts Centre is a delightful family-friendly canal-side venue based in a converted heritage watermill. Conveniently close to Banbury rail station and town centre, it hosts a jam-packed programme of live events in it's 200 seat theatre, plus…

  7. Cotswolds Distillery

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    Distillery

    Stourton, Shipston-on-Stour

    Situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty famous for its horticultural heritage and set in five acres of beautiful Cotswolds countryside, our state-of-the-art distillation equipment is perfectly poised for the creation of our fine spirits.

  8. Charlbury Museum

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    Museum

    Charlbury

    Charlbury Museum is an independent museum, run entirely by volunteers. Its five rooms are crammed with exhibits revealing the history of this ancient market town. There is plenty here to interest both adults and children. The contents include:…

  9. 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…

  10. 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.

  11. Pitt Rivers Museum

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    Museum

    Oxford

    The University of Oxford Museum of world archaeology and anthropology.

  12. Benson

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

  13. Oxford Bus Museum

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    Museum

    Long Hanborough

    As well as over 30 buses on display, there are other numerous exhibits adding a period feel. Visitors can enter several of the vehicles and there are often free vintage bus ride.

  14. Museum of the History of Science

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    Museum

    Oxford

    Displays include scientific instruments, fine Islamic and European astrolabes, early chemical apparatus, clocks, medical instruments, original penicillin apparatus.

  15. Abingdon Abbey

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    Garden

    Abingdon

    Range of medieval domestic buildings remaining from Abingdon Abbey.

  16. 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…

  17. Faringdon Folly

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    Historic Site

    Faringdon


    The last folly to be built in England in 1935 stands at 104ft and offers extensive views of the countryside.


  18. 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.

  19. Berkshire, Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust

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    Nature Reserve

    Oxford

    The Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust cares for 80 nature reserves. Thames-side reserves include: Chimney Meadows – wildflowers, birds and butterflies; Iffley Meadows – snake’s head fritillaries; Hartslock – orchids all summer.

  20. 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

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