Things to see and do in the historic City of Oxford

The City of Oxford is probably most famous for its prestigious university named after the city and split across 38 colleges. Visitors to the city can enjoy a guided walking tour to learn more about the colleges that inspired the city’s nickname ‘City of Dreaming Spires’. Harry Potter fans may well recognise the oldest and largest college – Christ Church – which served as a filming location in several of the movies and its Great Hall inspired the Great Hall of Hogwarts.

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Brook Cottage

Brook Cottage is a beautifully refurbished home away from home located on the outskirts of Eynsham, close to Oxford. Boasting two spacious living rooms and a wonderful garden complete with hot tub, this dog friendly holiday cottage has been finished to a high standard and is ideal for a country escape on the edge of the Cotswolds.
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Meadow Cottage

Meadow Cottage is a charming three bedroom holiday home on the outskirts of Eynsham, less than six miles from Oxford. Boasting stylish interiors, a generous garden and parking, this dog friendly property is the perfect base from which to explore Oxford and the eastern Cotswolds. For larger parties, consider booking neighbouring Brook Cottage, sleeping a further 6+2 guests.
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Blenheim Cottage

Blenheim Cottage is an exquisite holiday home finished in a contemporary style, with spacious living areas and a tranquil garden, complete with outdoor seating and a charcoal barbecue. Located in the heart of the Georgian market town of Woodstock, this fabulous property the perfect retreat for a small get together with friends and family.
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Curlew Barn

This fantastic five bedroom barn conversion is the perfect choice if you are looking to celebrate a special birthday with family or organising a friend’s reunion. This Cotswold holiday home offers excellent outside and inside space, complete with BBQ for summer months and wood burning stove for the cooler months.
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Kingfisher Barn

Nestled between idyllic villages, stunning countryside and neighbouring the Chimney Meadows Nature Reserve, this luxury six bedroom dog friendly holiday home in the Cotswolds is perfect for large family groups to enjoy quality time together and enjoy a rural retreat without compromising on comfort as Kingfisher Barn is equipped with a wood burning stove and outdoor roll top bath!
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Heron Barn

Whether it is a family get-together, a weekend away with friends or just an excuse to visit the picturesque Cotswolds, Heron Barn is a fantastic five bedroom dog friendly holiday home to base yourselves. Situated on the edge of a nature reserve you really feel you are away from everyday life where you can enjoy the surrounding tranquillity with loved ones.
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Coursehill Barn Annex

Coursehill Barn Annex is a romantic one bedroom dog friendly Cotswold holiday home in a beautiful rural location, a stone’s throw from charming villages and gastro pubs. This detached converted dairy building located just south of Witney, features high ceilings and a large kitchen/living room with access to a big garden. A perfect base to explore Oxford and the Cotswolds.

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Blenheim Cottage

Blenheim Cottage is an exquisite holiday home finished in a contemporary style, with spacious living areas and a tranquil garden, complete with outdoor seating and a charcoal barbecue. Located in the heart of the Georgian market town of Woodstock, this fabulous property the perfect retreat for a small get together with friends and family.
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Slade Stables

Slade Stables is a new conversion, in a chalet cabin style, and is a fantastic bolthole located in a very popular area of the Cotswolds, near Stow-on-the-Wold and Moreton in Marsh. This two bedroom Cotswold holiday home is a delightful property situated on a small working farm with the most spectacular views and is a fabulous base for a short stay in the Cotswolds.
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Water’s Edge

Water's Edge is a wonderful four bedroom holiday home located on the edge of a beautiful lake at the Cotswold Water Park making this the ideal setting for those who seek an action packed holiday with friends and family before returning to the comfort of your holiday cottage, complete with Jacuzzi hot tub and jetty! The property is also dog friendly.
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The Organic Wagon

The Organic Wagon is a romantic country retreat tucked away in the village of Coleshill, close to Faringdon. Boasting a cosy interior, far-reaching rural views and seven acres of shared garden, this idyllic hideaway is perfect for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of normal life and recharge for a few days.
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Laurel Tree Cottage

Laurel Tree Cottage is an outstanding country home, set in extensive grounds on the outskirts of the idyllic English village of Guiting Power, close to Cheltenham. The cottage is ideally suited to families with children who will enjoy the climbing frame and trampoline whilst parents and friends can enjoy alfresco dining with use of the BBQ and firepit.
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Spring Cottage

Spring Cottage is a stylish Cotswold stone holiday home which boasts a wealth of character features, spacious living areas and a superb garden, complete with comfortable seating and a charcoal barbecue. Located in the heart of Ebrington, this fabulous property is ideal for friends or families seeking a luxury country escape.
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Twyn-Cott

Twyn-Cott is a stunning Grade II listed holiday home located in the unspoilt village of Little Rissington, near Bourton-on-the-Water. Boasting inglenook fireplaces, exposed oak beams and an open fire, this tastefully decorated period home has an enchanting garden at the rear and is the perfect base for a relaxing break in the North Cotswolds.
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Middle Gable

Middle Gable The Old Hall is a charming two bedroom holiday home boasting a wealth of characterful features, wood burning stove and finished in a contemporary style with an attractive garden. The property is located in the heart of Bourton-on-the-Water, with the high street, full of shops, attractions and eateries just a short walk away.
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Heron Barn

Whether it is a family get-together, a weekend away with friends or just an excuse to visit the picturesque Cotswolds, Heron Barn is a fantastic five bedroom dog friendly holiday home to base yourselves. Situated on the edge of a nature reserve you really feel you are away from everyday life where you can enjoy the surrounding tranquillity with loved ones.
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The New Bakehouse

The New Bakehouse is a modern three bedroom holiday home located in the village of Randwick, near Stroud. Complete with eye-catching interiors, wood burning stove and living spaces that open onto the patio and lawned garden, this fabulous holiday home is perfectly equipped to enjoy year round visits to the Cotswolds with friends and family. This property is also dog friendly!
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The Cotswold Lady

The Cotswold Lady is an idyllic two bedroom dog friendly property situated in the quintessential Cotswold village of Guiting Power. Boasting stylish furnishings and an enviable position next door to The Cotswold Guy farm shop, this home away from home is an ideal bolthole for those looking for a peaceful retreat in the Cotswold countryside.
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The Cottage at Robins Roost is a stylish country bolthole in Little Rissington, just a short drive from bustling Bourton-on-the-Water. Surrounded by wonderful countryside, this cosy holiday cottage is the perfect base from which to explore the North Cotswolds and beyond. The cottage can also be rented along side The Nest at Robins Roost which sleeps a further two guests.
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Little Mullions

Little Mullions is a beautifully renovated dog friendly holiday cottage with contemporary interiors, spacious living areas and a colourful courtyard garden. Located in the quaint village of Little Rissington, immerse yourself in the surrounding countryside on foot or head by car into Bourton-on-the-Water or other nearby charming Cotswold villages such as The Slaughters or Kingham.
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Littlestock Shepherd’s Hut is a beautifully presented retreat nestled in a picturesque meadow in the idyllic village of Shipton-under-Wychwood, close to Burford. Boasting a stylish interior, far-reaching rural views and a tranquil private outdoor space, this cosy hideaway is perfect for those looking for a romantic escape away!
Church Orchard Cottage is a stunning detached holiday home which boasts an exquisite open plan living area, stylish bedrooms and a superb south-facing garden. Located in the picturesque village of Weston Subedge, just a short drive from the vibrant market town of Chipping Campden, this fabulous property is perfect for get togethers with loved ones.

Another family friendly destination is the Oxford University Museum of Natural History. Not only is the Victorian Gothic architecture of the building interesting in itself, but with over five million exhibits, including a towering T-rex skeleton, this is a great place to while away an entire day.

If you’re looking for a slightly more energetic activity then you can choose cycling the length and breadth of the city or punting down the River Thames on a barque. From the dual cycle routes in and around the city you can take off for a whole day in the saddle taking in the stunning scenery of the surrounding towns and villages.

Back in the city centre, on foot, the Westgate Shopping Centre is home to many well-known retail brands including John Lewis! During a day packed with retail therapy you can also stop off to refuel in one of the many restaurants, cafes and bars spread over 3 floors. Definitely worth a visit is the stunning Roof Terrace where, weather permitting, you can enjoy a spot of al fresco dining.

If you’re a bit of a foodie, then you will love Oxford’s ever changing selection of street food vendors. The city also hosts an eclectic mix of outstanding restaurants serving food from around the world. From Oli’s Thai (Tip: book weeks in advance) to tapas at Sunday Times favourite Arbequina, to social enterprise Turl Street Kitchen and Mediterranean grills on the terrace of Gee’s, Oxford is most definitely food heaven!

By day, the city has so much to do with walking tours, kid friendly museums and shops a plenty. However, by night, the pubs and bars come alive and visitors can enjoy everything from the prime drinking spot of The Trout Inn on the River Thames to the full stocked bar at Angel’s Cocktail Bar. Oxford’s oldest surviving pub is The Bear Inn and it can be traced back as early as 1242. The Walls of this proud Oxford drinking hole are adorned with tie snippets from the sporting teams, colleges and university clubs as well as the many global visitors who are always keen to add to the collection.

Located in the old Frank Cooper jam & marmalade factory you will find a contemporary restaurant, bar and art gallery dedicated to supporting local artists. Over in the trendy Jericho area of the city, The Old Bookbinders has long been a destination for visitors looking to take to the stage at one of their open mic nights.