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Things To Do in Oxfordshire

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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 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.

  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. 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.

  4. Cornerstone Arts Centre

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    Theatre

    Didcot

    Cornerstone is a purpose-built theatre, entertainment and arts venue in the heart of Didcot, south Oxfordshire. Cornerstone provides a varied programme of comedy, drama, music and family shows, together with a wide range of courses, workshops and...

  5. Pitt Rivers Museum

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    Museum

    Oxford

    The University of Oxford Museum of world archaeology and anthropology.

  6. Foxholes Nature Reserve

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    Nature Reserve

    Bruern

    Foxholes is a tranquil woodland sloping down to the River Evenlode with year-round colour and wildlife interest but particularly noted for its springtime bluebells.

    Managed by Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust, this 66ha (165 acre) reserve has a...

  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. Oxford Official Guided Walking Tours

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    Walking Tour

    Oxford

    Our Official Guided Walking Tours are an enjoyable and interesting way to explore our beautiful city, history, University, famous people and odd traditions.

  9. Catanger Llamas

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    Animal Collection / Zoo

    Weedon Lois, TOWCESTER

    Try something different - take a Llama to lunch! Discover the beautiful Northamptonshire countryside leading one of our gentle llamas along bridleways and country lanes. Half day experience or full day treks with llamas or donkeys.

  10. Oxford Castle

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    Historic Site

    Oxford

    Welcome to Oxford Castle, Oxford's oldest new quarter! The site was once home to the Norman Oxford Castle, then the infamous Oxford Prison. Parts of these historic buildings remain, and have shaped the development of Oxford Castle as it stands...

  11. Frilford Heath Golf Club

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    Golf Course

    Abingdon

    Situated on over 500 acres of glorious undulating heathland, just south of Oxford city, Frilford Heath is built on a sandy

    subsoil this subsoil combined with the latest equipment and modern maintenance schedules enables the Club to

    present the...

  12. 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:...

  13. Oxford Town Hall

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    Heritage / Visitor Centre

    Oxford

    A victorian building opened in 1897 and still used for local government. Original rooms such as the Court Room and Council Chambers are available to view as is the City Plate Collection. Home to the Museum of Oxford from Spring 2012.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. Wessex Mill

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    Historic Site

    Wantage

    A working flour mill producing flour for bakeries and home baking.

  17. 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

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

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