Oxford, timeless and modern, is famous the world over for its university and history. For 800 years it has been home to scholars and royalty and the ghosts of its famous characters are all around. Nowadays, Oxford is a thriving cosmopolitan town, however, outside of the city, you’re on the doorstep of the best of rural England. Oxfordshire is steeped in history and heritage with a variety of enchanting countryside, beautiful rolling hills, historic market towns, great attractions and historic villages, all waiting to be explored, be it by foot, bicycle, car or punt. Whether you’re visiting for business or pleasure, you’ll never be short of things to see and do here.
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Top-end fine dining, adventurous independents and a great range of ethnic cuisine means you’ll never go hungry here.
High street chains, one-off independents and quirky specialists – they’re all waiting for the shopaholic.
Arts & culture
This region has played host to – and produced – some of the arts world’s biggest names.
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The sheer diversity of Oxfordshire commerce makes it a unique and rewarding place to live and work.
Places to stay
Whether you want to stay here in style, luxury, comfort or just cheaply, you’ll be spoilt for choice!
Whatever the time of year, and whatever the weather, there’s always plenty to do in the region of Oxfordshire.
Reasons to visit
There are dozens of reasons to love it here – these are a few of our favourites.
You can pack a lot into a couple of days – try this itinerary to make the most of it.
Getting here & around
Travellers from near and far will find Oxfordshire an incredibly easy place to reach and travel around.
There’s always plenty to do in Oxfordshire – but it’s also a great base for striking out further afield.