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Book an Oxfordshire hotel and discover for yourself this historic county in the heart of England. Experience riverside life in vibrant market towns and peaceful villages tucked away in the countryside, or explore Oxford itself and fall in love with the city of dreaming spires.

Town and city breaks in Oxfordshire

It goes without saying that the college buildings of Oxford University have to be seen on your short break, but make sure you soak up more from this wonderful city. Admire the Botanic Garden and visit one of Oxford's many museums, such as the University Museum of Natural History, or explore local film locations from Harry Potter or The Golden Compass. Enjoy the beautiful architecture in the historical town of Abingdon, once dominated by a huge Benedictine monastery Abingdon Abbey. Sadly no ruins of the abbey itself remain, but you can see the other monastic buildings in the area that have survived. Visit Henley-On-Thames in the summer to join in the festivities at the celebrated Henley Royal Regatta or, when it's a little less crowded on the water, take your own gentle boat trip down the river. Follow with a relaxing afternoon tea in the town's lovely market square.

Holidays in the Oxfordshire countryside

From your hotel in Oxfordshire be sure to walk a stretch of the stunning Thames Path Trail, which runs through much of the county. See the picturesque (though incongruously titled) 14th century Newbridge where it crosses the river, flanked by serene weeping willows and with a country pub at either side. Head south to the Oxfordshire border to see the legendary Uffington White Horse, leaping over a slope of what was formerly the Berkshire Downs. Just beneath it you'll find Dragon Hill, a small chalk hillock where, folklore has it, Saint George slew his famous foe. Stroll through the woodlands and spot some rare wildlife at the charming Mowbray Fields Local Nature Reserve in Didcot, ideal for nature walks, and renowned for its abundance of orchids and other wildflowers.

Attractions in Oxfordshire

Take a day trip to see one of Oxfordshire's many stately houses, such as the vast Blenheim Palace in Woodstock. Near Henley you'll find Tudor mansion Greys Court and its scenic gardens, as well as the home of William Morris, Nuffield Place. For a touch of the exotic you might not have expected to find in the English countryside, make for Cotswold Wildlife Park where you can explore acres of land inhabited by roaming rhinos, giraffes, leopards and lions. Wind down with a little retail therapy at Bicester Village designer outlet centre, loved by shopaholics UK wide.

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Attractions in Oxfordshire:

Reading FC 2011/12

Opening times:
18 Aug 2012 - 19 May 2013 (annual)

Semi-State Rooms

Opening times:
Daily 9.45am-4.15pm Sep 2012 - Feb 2013 (annual)

The Changing of the Guard at Windsor Castle © The Dean & Canons of Windsor
Changing of the Guard

Opening times:
Apr-July Mon-Sat 11am; Aug-Mar 11am alternate days and excluding Sundays; please visit the castle's website for full details Jan - Dec 2013 (annual)

Queens Park Rangers 2012/13

Opening times:
18 Aug 2012 - 19 May 2013 (annual)

Fulham FC 2012/13

Opening times:
18 Aug 2012 - 19 May 2013 (annual)

What's on in Oxfordshire:

Dancin' Oxford

Dates Open:
18/02/2015 to 29/03/2015

Wembley Stadium
Carling Cup Final

Dates Open:
22/02/2015 to 22/02/2015

Six Nations Championship: England

Dates Open:
25/03/2015 to 25/03/2015
25/02/2015 to 25/02/2015

Hampton Court Palace Ghost Tour. Photo by Richard Lea-Hair, courtesy of Richard Lea-Hair and
Ghost Tours at Hampton Court Palace

Dates Open:
31/10/2015 to 04/03/2016
31/10/2014 to 05/03/2015

Club Kali

Dates Open:
17/04/2015 to 17/04/2015
20/11/2015 to 20/11/2015
20/02/2015 to 20/02/2015
15/05/2015 to 15/05/2015
21/08/2015 to 21/08/2015
20/03/2015 to 20/03/2015
16/10/2015 to 16/10/2015
19/06/2015 to 19/06/2015
17/07/2015 to 17/07/2015
18/09/2015 to 18/09/2015
18/12/2015 to 18/12/2015

Sweet! A teddy bear at the Winter BearFest, London. © 2008 Hugglets - All rights reserved
Hugglets Teddy Bear Festival

Dates Open:
22/02/2015 to 22/02/2015
13/09/2015 to 13/09/2015

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